HCAW loses several key players, add six

Dutch hoofdklasse club HCAW from Bussum announced which players have left the club and which ones will join the club for the 2019 season. Three players hung up their spikes, five moved elsewhere and the team got six new players in return. The three players that decided to call it quits are Vince Rooi, Bryce …

De Glaskoning Twins acquires old acquaintance as third base coach

Today team manager Patrick van Gool announced the name of the new third base coach of De Glaskoning Twins. Old acquaintance because he used to play for the team in 2016 when the team was still under the helm of Kevin Roovers. At the time, the new third base coach played in the outfield.  Diehard …

Atlanta Braves sign Dutch talent

The Atlanta Braves have signed Dutch (Aruban born) catcher Denzel Bryson to a minor league contract. The 17-year Aruban born comes from a modest season with HCAW in the Dutch hoofdklasse. Denzel broke into hoofdklasse baseball through the (now defunct) Bixie baseball academy. He debuted in the hoofdklasse with De Glaskoning Twins in Oosterhout in 2016 …

Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort announces new head coach

The musical chairs in the Dutch hoofdklasse continue. Today Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort presented its new head coach: Glenn Romney. Romney announced the other week to step down as head coach of the farm team of L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Today it became clear why. Last week DSS from Haarlem announced Marco Wels as its new …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Day two of the final playoff round

On the second day of the final playoff round, next to the regular game between HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins, the remainder of yesterday's rained out game was played.  De Glaskoning Twins  5  -  2  HCAW De Glaskoning Twins needed two days to win this game. Yesterday's game was suspended at the start of the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Two of yesterday’s rained out games rained out again

In the playoff round, yesterday's rained out game between HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins was played but rained out again. In the relegation round, DSS hosted Meerlease Pioniers and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks.  But also the game between Pioniers and DSS rained out. De Glaskoning Twins    -    HCAW Since the …

HCAW needs to look for a new manager as well

Only two weeks after De Glaskoning Twins' manager Kevin Knollenburg announced to quit managing after this season, HCAW announced through a press release that its manager of the flagship team, Roelie Henrique Sr. has decided to call it a managing career as well. The 60-year old Amsterdam native informed the board of the club and …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 3

Today, both main candidates for a spot in the Holland Series had to work hard to clinch a win. Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW from Bussum and L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins. HCAW  3  -  6  Curaçao Neptunus After two scoreless innings, HCAW took the lead in the third. A throwing error by pitcher Brendan Schoemaker …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 2

Curaçao Neptunus restored the order after the humiliating loss vs HCAW last Thursday. Today's game was a lot closer though. L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat De Glaskoning Twins in a very attractive game.  Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  1  HCAW Compared to Thursday's game, not really much happened today. The number of runs that were scored was much …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 1

Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW and had to deal with a major upset. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins clinched a hard-fought victory. HCAW  13  -  0  Curaçao Neptunus Where Neptunus has been rather superior throughout the season so far, it didn't stand a chance against HCAW tonight. In seven innings, HCAW finished the job. The …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 1, day 3

On the third day of the playoffs in the Dutch hoofdklasse, Curaçao Neptunus made short work of De Glaskoning Twins and L&D Amsterdam Pirates had to go deep for the win. Curaçao Neptunus  10  -  0  De Glaskoning Twins A bleak performance by De Glaskoning Twins that could not cope with the experience and the strength …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 1, day 2

Only one game took place today due to bad weather. L&D Amsterdam Pirates went to Bussum to take on HCAW in what would become a very close game. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  1  -  2  HCAW The game was played around  some rain delays. Until the sixth inning not really much happened partly because of the good …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs round 1, day 1

On the first night of the playoffs, the Netherlands was hit by inclement weather. The game between De Glaskoning Twins and Curaçao Neptunus was bothered by a rain delay twice. The other game in the playoffs, L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs HCAW could be played without rain delays. HCAW  0  -  3  L&D Amsterdam Pirates For …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 14, day 3

On the third day of the final round of the regular hoofdklasse season, Curaçao Neptunus hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and completed a season sweep, Meerlease Pioniers hosted HCAW and clinched a comeback from behind victory, DSS hosted Silicon Storks and clinched a hard-fought victory and De Glaskoning Twins hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort. L&D Amsterdam …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 14, day 2

On the second day of round fourteen, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Curaçao Neptunus, Silicon Storks pulled off a stunt vs DSS, HCAW hosted Meerlease Pioniers and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted De Glaskoning Twins. Curaçao Neptunus  5  -  4  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Curaçao Neptunus clinched its fifth narrow win in as many games vs L&D …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 14, day 1

On the first day of the final round of the regular season, De Glaskoning Twins hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort, DSS hosted Silicon Storks, Meerlease Pioniers hosted HCAW and Curaçao Neptunus hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort  4  -  3  De Glaskoning Twins A tough day for De Glaskoning Twins. To keep a …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 13, day 3

On the third day of round thirteen, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted DSS, Silicon Storks hosted Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam hosted Meerlease Pioniers and HCAW hosted De Glaskoning Twins. DSS  11  -  0  Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort never stood a chance as they were outhit 14-3 andpitchingoutscored 11-0. Only in the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: round 13, day 2

On the second day of round 13, the game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Meerlease Pioniers was canceled due to poor field conditions. Curaçao Neptunus hosted Silicon Storks, DSS hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and HCAW headed to Oosterhout to take on De Glaskoning Twins. Silicon Storks  0  -  20  Curaçao Neptunus  After the first inning, …