Mervin Gario player/ coach Hoofddorp Pioniers

After manager Dè Flanegin resigned as the club's manager, Hoofddorp Pioniers had to look for a new head coach for its flagship team. Today the club announced it has found the new head coach in third baseman Mervin Gario. The club informed the team members last night about the move. Team manager Roger Kops said …

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Dè Flanegin retreats as Pioniers head coach

Dutch hoofdklasse team Hoofddorp Pioniers must look for a new head coach for the 2018 season. After three years as skipper of the team, Dè Flanegin has decided to step back as head coach. After the last game of the playoffs, Flanegin announced his decision to step back. In a local newspaper, Flanegin explained his …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round 6, day 1

A lot of unfamiliar faces on the mounds today. As many games rained out last week, the starting pitchers did not have enough rest to throw a game today, so most managers sent out a reliever to the mound to start the games. Only Curaçao Neptunus had a familiar face on the mound as pitching …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Narrow escapes for Pirates and Neptunus

After two rainouts in round four last week, the games in the playoff round had to be made up. For the two teams that reached the Holland Series, the home advantage is depending on the results. HCAW hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates while Curaçao Neptunus hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  9  -  8  HCAW The …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round 4, day three

After several rainouts in the previous days, the scheduled games of today were played as planned. Curaçao Neptunus took on Hoofddorp Pioniers in Hoofddorp and needed just seven innings to clinch the win. L&D Amsterdam Pirates needed the full nine innings to beat HCAW. Curaçao Neptunus  15  -  3  Hoofddorp Pioniers Curaçao Neptunus only needed …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Heijstek goes deep for win

As a deluge hit the Netherlands in the past days, all games but one were canceled. Only the game between Hoofddorp Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam was played. Both teams were each other's match but in the end, L&D Amsterdam prevailed as they scored a run in the ninth to clinch a 5-4 victory. It was …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round 4, day 1

On the first day of the fourth playoff round, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers and HCAW took on Curaçao Neptunus in Bussum. Neptunus did not have many problems with HCAW as they beat the club from Bussum 7-2. L&D Amsterdam Pirates lost the game in the first inning when the team failed to take …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Pioniers crush HCAW

The game between Hoofddorp Pioniers and HCAW that was rained out twice last week was finally played today. It wasn't much of a game as Hoofddorp Pioniers blew away HCAW 11-0. Not only did Pioniers outscore HCAW, they also outhit them (14-3). In a seven inning affair, Hoofddorp Pioniers jumped on Ian Delemarre in 2.2 …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round 3, day 3

A bit late, but yours truly had other obligations yesterday.  On the third day of the third round of the hoofdklasse playoffs, HCAW hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers and hurt them badly. L&D Amsterdam Pirates headed to Rotterdam to take on Curaçao Neptunus and never came close to the win. Hoofddorp Pioniers  8  -  15  HCAW Hoofddorp Pioniers …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round three, day 2

On the second day of round three, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Curaçao Neptunus and Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted HCAW after the previous game was rained out twice.  Curaçao Neptunus  1  -  7  L&D Amsterdam Pirates After a scoreless first inning, L&D Amsterdam Pirates opened the score in the bottom of the second inning. With Gilmer Lampe …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round 2, day 3

On day three of round two of the Dutch playoffs,  L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW and was handed a loss. Curaçao Neptunus did not have a hard time with Hoofddorp Pioniers. HCAW  8  -  6  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Pirates could not enjoy the sole lead the team had after yesterday's loss by Curaçao Neptunus as it …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round 2, day 2

In the two games of round two of the Dutch baseball playoffs, HCAW hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates while Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus and handed them an unexpected loss by the smalles possible margin. L&D Amsterdam    -    HCAW In a matchup between the winner of the regular competition and the number three, HCAW took a …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round 2, day 1

On the first day of the second playoff round, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers in a very quick, low scoring game. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW from Bussum.  Hoofddorp Pioniers  0  -  3  Curaçao Neptunus In a game that lasted less than two hours (1h53), Curaçao Neptunus stayed at the right side of the score vs Hoofddorp …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round 1, day 3

On the third day of the first playoff round, L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat home team Hoofddorp Pioniers but by no means it was an easy win like yesterday's one. Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW and clinched an easy victory. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  4  -  1  Hoofddorp Pioniers Luuk ter Beek, who debuted in the hoofdklasse a …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Round 1, day 2

On the second day of the first playoff round, L&D Amsterdam Pirates crushed Hoofddorp Pioniers and made a statement as one of the candidates to reach the Holland Series. Even though HCAW did not win, they made Curaçao Neptunus work hard for their money. Hoofddorp Pioniers  0  -  12  L&D Amsterdam Pirates In a game that …

Dutch playoffs 2017: round 1, day 1

On the first day of playoff round one, Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW.  Even though it wasn't a blowout score, the Amsterdam victory never was in danger as was the victory of Neptunus over HCAW. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  4  -  1  Hoofddorp Pioniers L&D Amsterdam Pirates took an early …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: round 14, day 3

On the last day of the last round of the regular season, DSS hosted Curaçao Neptunus, Pickles UVV hosted L&D Amsterdam and due to a rainout in Oosterhout yesterday, a double header was played in Hoofddorp between Pioniers and De Glaskoning Twins. Curaçao Neptunus  11  -  2  DSS Unlike yesterday's game, DSS could not keep …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 14, day 2

On the second day of the fourteenth round, only two games were played as the game between De Glaskoning Twins and Hoofddorp Pioniers was rained out. Curaçao Neptunus was way too strong for DSS even though it took them until the fifth inning to make that clear and L&D Amsterdam Pirates had to go deep …