Super 6 2018: Netherlands vs Spain rained out

After the game was postponed last night with a 3-0 lead for the Dutch, it continued this afternoon. To make a long story short: In the top of the ninth, the Dutch were leading 12-10 when the floodgates of heaven opened. Eventually, after about an hour and a half, the game was called and the …

Super 6 2018: Narrow escape for the Dutch

In the game between Italy and team Kingdom of the Netherlands, most runs were scored on home runs. In fact, many Dutch batters swung for the fences with the results that several flied out or popped out. But eventually a single proved to be the game-winner for the Dutch in extra innings as the Dutch …

Super 6 2018: Day one

Since the WBSC Europe pushed back the European Championship to 2019 because it will serve as pre-qualifier for the Olympic Games, the Super 6 tournament was organized. This tournament hosts the six best baseball and softball countries in Europe. The six best baseball countries are Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and the Kingdom …

Dutch roster for Super 6 revealed

Today manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Evert-Jan 't Hoen announced the names of the players that will be on the roster of the Dutch squad that will participate in the Super 6 tournament that will be held in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam) from September 18 through September 23. The team contains players from US/Canadian …

U23 World Championship 2018: Groups announced

By winning the U23 European Championship last year, the Kingdom of the Netherlands qualified for the 2018 U23 World Championship. Today, the WBSC announced the groups of the upcoming tournament. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will play in group A. The group the Dutch will play in is a tough one but not the toughest …

Women’s Baseball World Cup 2018: Dutch not able to cope with Puerto Rican hitting

Also their third game the Dutch ladies were no match.A big second inning decided the game prematurely.  In 4.5 innings the Netherlands fell to Puerto Rico 16-1. Things started well for the Netherlands when Esther Maliepaard scored the opening run. Maliepaard got on base on a walk, then stole second and as she stole third …

Women’s World Cup Baseball 2018: USA beats the Netherlands in five

In their second matchup of this year's World Cup, the Dutch women faced the USA. Despite the good start of the tournament, the team could not keep up with the American ladies as they lost 18-0. For the second straight day, the USA won with double digits as they needed only five innings to seal …

Women’s Baseball World Cup 2018: Dutch fall to Korea in high scoring game

In a high scoring event, the Dutch Women's national baseball team lost their opening match of this year's Women's Baseball World Cup. In the full seven innings, Korea was just too strong: 9-8. In the first two innings, everything seemed to go smoothly as the Dutch ladies took a commanding 5-0 lead. But that lead …

U15 World Cup 2018: Brazil beats Dutch in five

It didn't quite go as planned for team Kingdom of the Netherlands. Perhaps the biggest unknown team of the tournament beat the Dutch team in five innings, 11-1. After the first inning, in which the Brazilians took a 2-0 lead, it still looked like a game but after a seven-run second inning, the race was …

U15 World Cup 2018: Hard fought win for Dutch vs Germans

After being eliminated for the Super Round by falling to the Dominican Republic, the Kingdom of the Netherlands will play in the Consolation Round. The first game was vs Germany. In a close game, the Dutch clinched a hard-fought 4-3 victory. In the first inning, the Dutch took a 1-0 lead when Jurrangelo Cijntje, who …

U15 World Cup 2018: Dutch fall to Dominicans

In a matchup between two teams with a 2-2 record, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the Dominican Republic. By no means, the Dutch were capable to keep the Dominicans at bay as they lost 11-2. With a win against the Dominicans, the Dutch would have reached the second round but it wasn't meant …

U15 World Cup: Aussies no match for the Netherlands

In a matchup between two teams with a 1-2 record, the Dutch took on Australia. The Aussies have a very good youth program so one might expect a tough opponent. But not this time. The Dutch needed only six innings in which they beat the Australians 22-7. After Australia took a 1-0 lead in the …

U15 World Cup 2018: Dutch crush South Africa

The Kingdom of the Netherlands needed only five innings to seal the fate of South Africa as they outhit them 17-4 and outscored them 18-2. In the first inning, South Africa boldly took a 2-0 lead when Philip Escreet tripled to deep center field and thus allowed Luca Wentzel to score and Escreet scored on …

U15 World Cup 2018: The Netherlands doesn’t stand a chance vs Japan

For four innings the Kingdom of the Netherlands may have had hope to beat Japan as they clung on to a narrow 1-0 lead. But in the fifth, Japan scored three runs and never looked back as they outscored the Dutch 11-1. In the first inning, the Dutch took a surprising lead. Back-to-back singles and …

U15 World Cup 2018: Dutch fall to reigning World Champion

In their opening matchup against reigning U15 World Champion Cuba, the Kingdom of the Netherlands was no match for their opponent. Not that they were outscored but the lineup was completely kept in check by the Cuban pitchers. Eventually the Dutch lost 4-1. In the seven-inning game, the Dutch were limited to five hits. Starting …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Narrow escape for Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a game in which Italy had the lead for most of the time, the Dutch came alongside in the seventh inning and pushed for the walk-off run in the ninth as they beat Italy 2-1. It was one of those games in which the losing side collected more hits than the winner. Italy got …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Cubans still without a win

After Cuba fell to Germany, Japan and Italy, it also was beaten by the Netherlands tonight. Even though the score may indicate a close game, Cuba never really was dangerous. The Dutch won 6-4.  After Cuba took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Kingdom of the Netherlands bounced back in the second inning. …