Kalian Sams wins CanAm League title with Quebec

In a vastly superior way, the Quebec Capitales have won the 2017 CanAm League championship. The Capitales swept the Rockland Borders in three games (7-5, 7-2 and 9-3). Even though Kalian Sams went 0 for 1 last night with two walks and a sac fly, he was a big contributor in this series. In three games …

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Dutchies in independent league playoffs

Last night several Dutchies made an appearance in playoff games of several independent minor leagues. Curt Smit, Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo played with the Lincoln SaltDogs in the American Association's semi final and Kalian Sams had a good appearance with the Quebec Capitales in the CanAm League's semi final. After a clear victory over …

Dutchies around the World, part 13

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Shairon Martis, Jiandido Tromp, Ademar Rifaela, Ryan Oduber, Paul Brands, Wladimir Balentien and Kalian Sams. Kenley Jansen The best earning Curaçaoan/Dutch sporter is having a top season so far. In his seventh full season with the Dodgers, Kenley is on …

Another Dutchie in the CanAm League

Until today, Kalian Sams was the sole player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands playing in the CanAm League. Until today... Today Danny Arribas signed a deal with the Rockland Boulders, the current leader in the standings of the CanAm League. Arribas got available for the Boulders after he was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates …

Sams and Ricardo will face each other in Indy All-Star Game

Two players of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kalian Sams and Dashenko Ricardo, will face each other in an independent league All-Star Game despite playing in different leagues. The American Association and the CanAm League will take on each other in the ASG that will be played at the ballpark of the CanAm League's Ottawa …

Kalian Sams named CanAm League player of the month

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands player Kalian Sams was named player of the month of June by the CanAm League. The player from The Hague in the Netherlands had a terrific month in which he excelled at the plate which earned him the title. Sams hit .342 (40 for 117) for the month of June …

Dutchies around the world, part 10

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Shairon Martis, Sharlon Schoop, John Polonius, Shakir Albert, Ryan Oduber and Kalian Sams. Andrelton Simmons Even though Andrelton's batting average has been fluctuating in the month of June, it is well above his career batting average of .263 with an …

Kalian Sams to Quebec for another year

Dutch outfielder Kalian Sams has signed another deal with les Capitales de Quebec. The French-Canadian team of the CanAm League has signed the outfielder for a year. Today the Quebec Capitales announced on their website that they have completed their outfield with the signing of Kalian Sams. The Dutch outfielder will don the uniform of the …

WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands without Gregorius

A major blow for team Kingdom of the Netherlands. Due to an injury to his throwing arm/shoulder, Didi Gregorius will not participate in the semi-final later today.  At the request of the New York Yankees, the Curacaoan shortstop, who served as DH, has flown back to Tampa to let the meds of the Yankees take a …

Kingdom of the Netherlands no match for AZ Diamondbacks

In the final test before the WBC semi-final against Puerto Rico, team Kingdom of the Netherlands was no match for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the five innings that Zack Greinke was on the mound, he limited the Dutch to six hits and one run. Eventually, the Dutch fell to the Diamondbacks 12-5. D-Backs manager Lovullo …

WBC 2017: Dutch humiliate Cuba in seven innings

In a must-win situation for both teams, the Dutch totally humiliated Cuba in a walk over. It was painful to see how Cuba was slaughtered by the Dutch. As a fan, you always hope for an exciting game, but this one was very lopsided as the Dutch beat Cuba 14-1 in seven innings. Diegomar Markwell …

First win in WBC preparation match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Today, after a couple of rainouts earlier this week, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Gateway Community College from Phoenix in Arizona, an NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division II team.. In a very lopsided game vs the Geckos, the Dutch  Lars Huijer started on the mound for the Dutch as he cruised …

Kingdom of the Netherlands falls to Koreans in second game as well

Today the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the NC Dinos, also from the KBO. In a wild game in which the score went back and forth, the Dutch ended at the wrong side of the score. The Dutch pitching staff showed two faces today; one that performed well and another that did not deliver when needed. …

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands loses first practice game

In the first practice game since the start of their training camp in preparation of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the Dutch team traveled to Tucson to face the KT Wiz from the Korean Baseball Organization for a practice game. Thanks to some sloppy defense by the Dutch, the Koreans won 5-2.  The KT Wiz …

KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan? Reprise

In yesterday's blogpost, I wrote about several players that can be put on the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. But later I realized that I forgot a few and that I may have made a mistake a couple of players. This morning I saw this possible WBC …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two …

Kingdom of the Netherlands falls to Samurai Japan in extra innings

In a festive atmosphere, like Japanese games always are, team Samurai Japan hosted the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In what was the third game in as many days for the Japanese, the Dutch made Japan work hard for its money. The Dutch could not cling on to a four run lead but fought back to take …