KOTN: Roger Bernadina back on roster for European Cup

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming European Cup. One very well known name that is back on the list is that of Roger Bernadina. Two years ago, Roger was about to leave for Europe to join the Netherlands …

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Hainley Statia appointed to Brew Crew minor league coaching staff

In the mean time this is old news, but nowhere in the Dutch press there was given any attention to this feat so far. Long time Brewers farmhand Hainley Statia has been added to the coaching staff of one of the Brewers' minor league teams; in this case the Arizona Brewers. Hainley will become one …

Curacao Baseball Week started

Yesterday the third Curacao Baseball Week started with a press conference. Attendants were (amongst others) initiators Blue Bay Resort Curacao, Hensley Meulens, Ben Thijssen and Jair Jurrjens. During the first two days, clinics will be organized for local coaches. Next to Hensley Meulens, Steve Janssen (KNBSB), Ron Wotus (San Francisco Giants), Martijn Nijhoff (KNBSB) and …

Premier 12: Crazy game between Kingdom of the Netherlands and Puerto Rico

  Puerto Rico  7  -  11  Kingdom  o.t. Netherlands   In the fourth round of the Premier 12, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Puerto Rico. The Dutch started with Shawn Zarraga in the lineup. The catcher, playing in the Dodgers’ organization was hit on the hand in the previous game and was pulled. …

Dutch gather at Curacao to prepare for Premier12

The Dutch national team went to Curacao to prepare for the upcoming Premier 12 tournament which will start on November 8. The players arrived at the Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort in Willemstad yesterday. At the resort the local players that received a call up joined the team, together with manager Hensley Meulens. Meulens …

Third Curacao Baseball Week will be a terrific event again

From November 27 through December 4, the third Curacao Baseball Week will be held. This year's event will start on November 27. On that day all participating players will arrive and later that day a press conference will be held.  On November 28 with a fund raising diner and an auction of collector items of …

Roster Spot of Dutchies in US baseball, AA, A Advanced, A Full Season and A Short season

For many Dutchies is was unclear where they would start the upcoming season. With only four one day until minor league opening day, I think it is safe to say that they will play at the club on which roster they are mentioned. A few Dutchies have been promoted to a higher level recently. Here …

Dutchies in the US: Where will they start the 2015 season?

With spring training around the corner, I thought it would be nice to give an overview of Dutch and Netherlands Antillian players who play in the US at various levels. I will drag those players into the spotlight that play on MLB, AAA, AA, A Advanced, A Full Season, A Short Season and Rookie (Appalachian …

European Cup 2014: Dutch still unbeaten

Mike Bolsenbroek going nine shutout innings and two homeruns. That's the story of the game between the Netherlands and Italy in a nutshell. Both teams didn't score in the first inning. But the Netherlands took a small lead when Yurendell de Caster hit a mammoth solo homerun  over the left field fence.  It cleared the …

European Cup 2014: Dutch advance to championship game with one game left in round two

Today, the Dutch made a decisive step into the championship game. France was the opponent. About two weeks ago, the two had met at a preparation tournament and the French left a good impresssion. Could they repeat this today? On both sides the first inning was a 1-2-3 inning with three consecutive outs. But in …

European Cup 2014: Dutch win first game in second round

In the second round of the European Cup,the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of group A will play the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of group B. The two teams that finish on top after these games, will play in the championship game on Sunday. The Dutch took on the Germans in their first game …

European Cup 2014: Perfect game for Bolsenbroek

In a game in which it seemed that the Dutch pulled the breaks a bit, starting pitcher Mike Bolsenbroek dominated the Greek lineup through seven innings. In those seven frames Bolsenbroek struck out ten and didn't allow a single Greek baserunner. In 2012 Bolsenbroek participated at the WBC qualifiers as a part of the German …

European Cup 2014: Dutch convincing in five innings

The Dutch needed five innings tonight to beat the Czech Republic. No, it wasn't a mercy rule victory. The game was called after five innings due to rainfall. The Dutch had a score to settle. Two years ago, the Czechs beat the Dutch in overtime. This was the first win by the Czech Republic over …

European Cup 2014: Dutch play their short game vs Croatia

In today's second game in Ostrava (Czech Republic), the Dutch took on Croatia. Ostrava was lucky since Regensburg in Germany was bothered by the rain and the first game there was rained out. The Dutch were the road team and started the game at bat. Hainley Statia led off but grounded out to first base …

European Cup 2014: Final roster of team Netherlands and Italy

The final roster for the Dutch has been published. To me there are some surprises. The last cuts have been made by manager Steve Janssen. After Roger Bernadina was called up to the Majors, one cut didn't have to be made. Now a second one doesn't need to be made. Juan Carlos Sulbaran has been …

Dutchies in the US part 4

I am a keen follower of Dutch players and players from the Netherlands Antilles who chase their big league dreams in the USA. Somehow the Dutch are stockpiling infielders: Andrelton Simmons, Jonathan Schoop, Didi Gregorius and Xander Bogaerts. This time an overview of players who play at MLB, AAA and AA level. MLB Roger Bernadina …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AAThe Huntsville Stars got their revenge for the loss of the previous day. Yesterday they beat the Chattanooga Lookouts 9-0. Both Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia didn't play.A Full SeasonThe Hagerstown Suns beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 6-2 and advanced to the South Atlantic League championship series. Spencer Kieboom drove in two runs for Hagerstown, one …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AABoth Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia got a call up for the Dutch national team, but now they are still playing for the Huntsville Stars (Brewers' organization) in the Southern League playoffs. Last night they took on the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers affiliate). Both Shawn and Hainley went 0 for 4. Shawn let a ball pass …