World Port Tournament 2017: Easy victory for Dutch vs Cuba

A juvenile team Kingdom of the Netherlands beat Cuba in a surprisingly easy way. The Dutch pitching limited the Cubans to one run and seven hits in a 6-1 victory as the Dutch outhit them 12-7.  After Gianison Boekhoudt doubled home Stijn van der Meer from second base, Cuba tied the game in the bottom …

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: Kingdom of the Netherlands so far

In the weeks before the start of the tournament, the star-studded infield of the Dutch was laureled over and over again. The experts claimed that the pitching would be the Achilles heel. But the pitching did a lot better than many expected.  The Kingdom of the Netherlands has reached the semi-finals of the World Baseball …

WBC 2017: Dutch take it easy and fall to Israel

This game was about nothing as both teams had reached the second round already. And that showed as the Dutch team took the hitting a bit too lightly. Eventually, the team lost 4-2 and finishes second in group A. In what could have been advertised as the clash of the Titans of group A, the …

WBC 2017: Dutch beat Taiwan in nerve wrecking game

The Kingdom of the Netherlands "hosted" Taiwan in their second game of the tournament. In an exciting game in which the score went back and forth, the Dutch came back from trailing 5-4 and eventually walked off as a winner with a 6-5 win, due to a bases loaded walk.  In a must win game …

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. …

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?

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 …

European Championship: Dutch live up to expectations

What started as a bit of a dull game, ended as a nail biter as the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score and clinched the European championship with an unbeaten status.   Spain  2  -  3  Kingdom of the Netherlands   With Spain and Kingdom of the Netherlands the strongest teams advanced …

European Championship: Czech Republic no match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

In the final game of the Day, the Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted the Czech Republic. After the hard fought victory against Russia, the Dutch had to settle a score. In this game, Kalian Sams was the story of the game. He gave the Dutch a 3-0 lead thanks to a homerun to left field …

KOTN: Roger Bernadina back on roster for European Cup

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming European Cup. One very well known name that is back on the list is that of Roger Bernadina. Two years ago, Roger was about to leave for Europe to join the Netherlands …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Dutch also too strong for International Stars

After team Kingdom of the Netherlands beat Germany  with double digits, this time the International Stars were no match for the Dutch, who needed eight innings to clinch the win.    Kingdom of the Netherlands  12  -  0  Int'l Stars   Three big innings was all the Dutch needed to clinch the next double digit …

Baseball against cancer raises €15,000

The head of the article is a bit misleading as there were four events that raised the amount. This was the fifth edition of this great event. It started with Zumba against cancer, then last week there was BBQ against cancer, yesterday Softball against cancer and today Baseball against cancer. The last three were organized by …

Mavericks hold yard sale (sort of)

The High Desert Mavericks, A Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers in the California League, held a Stadium Bazaar day in Stater Bros Stadium yesterday. In the visitors' clubhouse, the club gave the residents of Adelanto and the surrounding cities the opportunity to add some unique memorabilia to their collections. Highlighted in the sale were autographed bats, …

Asia Winter League: Game vs CPBL one inning too long

Lars Huijer had a great start for team Europe today. In the first five innings he kept team CPBL hitless. Okay, he hit a batter with a pitch and but he didn't give up a walk. But in the sixth, Lars gave up the first run to the Taiwanese team. Three hits towards the outfield …

Asia Winter League: KBO beats Europe 8-4

In this game Europe took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Urving Kemp led off with a single towards third base followed by a single through the middle of the infield, hit by Maick Ehmcke. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch by Sungki Min. A ground out towards first base …

Asia Winter League: Europe clinches first win

Another daily report of the Asia Winter League. Today team Europe clinched the first win of the Asia Winter Baseball League. Against the delegation of the NPB from Japan, to whom they lost 24-3 two days ago, the Europeans played a lot better this time. For three innnings neither teams did not score but in …