U23 World Cup Baseball: Dutch end tournament with third consecutive loss

A third consecutive loss resulted in a disappointing tenth place for team Kingdom of the Netherlands in this year's U23 World Cup. Once again, the pitching did not pan out well and after a good first inning, the batters were kept in check. This resulted in an 11-3 loss vs Puerto Rico. Team Kingdom of …

U23 World Cup 2018: Dutch humiliated by Australians

Yesterday the woes for the Kingdom of the Netherlands continued. After a surprising loss vs the Czech Republic, Australia was much too strong for the Dutch as they fell 16-3. Nothing went the Dutch' way. The pitching did not pan out the way it should and the lineup was kept in check by the Australian …

U23 World Cup Baseball: Dutch move on to consolation round

Despite two consecutive wins, the Kingdom of the Netherlands will continue the U23 World Cup tournament in the consolation round. The results against Colombia is a disadvantage for the Dutch as they start with a 1-1 record in the standings of the consolation round, while Colombia is starting with a 2-0 record. The Australians also …

U23 World Cup 2018: Dutch let down by pitching in loss to Mexico

The second loss in as many games. After the loss vs Colombia, the Dutch fell to Mexico yesterday. The problem wasn't the offense as the Dutch collected twelve hits but merely the pitching that gave up fourteen runs on sixteen hits and six walks. As a result, the Kingdom of the Netherlands fell to Mexico …

U23 World Cup 2018: Dutch fall to host nation in first game

In their first game of the U23 World Cup in and against host nation Colombia, six errors led to three unearned runs for the South Americans as the Dutch fell 9-5. Of the three pitchers manager Sidney de Jong used, Kaj Timmermans lasted the longest. In 4.1 innings, he gave up five runs (two earned) …

Roster Dutch U23 team unveiled

It took a while but eventually, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) has presented the roster of the U23 team of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that will participate in the U23 World Cup, which will start tomorrow. According to the KNBSB, it is a strong roster that contains seven players that clinched …

Groups of upcoming European Championship

If everything had happened according to the original schedule, the European Championship would have been played this year. But with baseball becoming an Olympic Sport in Japan, the WBSC Europe (former CBE) decided to push back the tournament so it can serve as pre-qualifier for the Olympic Games. The tournament will be played in 2019 …

Dutch jump two spots on world ranking

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today unveiled the newly updated WBSC Baseball World Rankings, which weigh a country’s National Team performance, from U-12 to Professional, in official WBSC-sanctioned international competitions over a four-year period (2015-2018). Those countries that finish with the first twelve teams at the end of this year, automatically qualify for the …

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 …