Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Neptunus humiliates Pirates

After a close win on Thursday in Amsterdam, Curaçao Neptunus was clearly the better team today as it beat L&D Amsterdam Pirates 8-0. With this win, Neptunus takes over the lead in the standings again.  Orlando Yntema was practically unhittable today as he limited L&D Amsterdam Pirates to just two hits in a complete game shutout. Curaçao …

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Dutch roster for Baseball Week Haarlem unveiled

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming Baseball Week Haarlem. The roster contains three players that will debut with the team. One of the debuting players is Misja Harcksen of De Glaskoning Twins. The other two are catcher …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 10, day 3

On the third day of round ten, there were three surprising results as Curaçao Neptunus hosted DSS, L&D Amsterdam hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort, HCAW hosted Silicon Storks and Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted De Glaskoning Twins. DSS  3  -  2  Curaçao Neptunus The first surprising result today came from Rotterdam as Neptunus suffered another defeat. DSS took a …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 10, day 2

No surprises today as DSS hosted Curaçao Neptunus, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Silicon Storks Hosted HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers. Curaçao Neptunus  6  -  1  DSS No blowout victory for Curaçao Neptunus but it was a clear win as DSS was limited to only two hits by Orlando Yntema who …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 10, day 1

On day one of round ten, Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted De Glaskoning Twins, DSS headed to Rotterdam to face Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and HCAW hosted Silicon Storks.  Three close games today and one, well... not so close. An almost no-hitter and De Glaskoning Twins  1  -  0  Hoofddorp Pioniers …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 9, day 3

Another surprising result today and almost two as Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW, DSS hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks and De Glaskoning Twins hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates. HCAW  2  -  1  Curaçao Neptunus In a real pitching duel, HCAW stayed at the right side of the score as it surprised Neptunus for the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 9, day 2

On day two of round nine, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins, HCAW hosted Curaçao Neptunus, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort headed to The Hague to face Silicon Storks and Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted DSS. De Glaskoning Twins  1  -  6  L&D Amsterdam Pirates One big inning made the difference today. For six innings De Glaskoning …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 9, day 1

On day one of round nine, Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW, DSS hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers, De Glaskoning Twins hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks. HCAW  0  -  2  Curaçao Neptunus The fans saw a very close game in Rotterdam today. Only in the fifth CuraçaoNeptunus broke the spell as it scored …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 8, day 3

On the third day of round eight, there was at least one surprising result. Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted DSS, HCAW hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and Silicon Storks hosted De Glaskoning Twins. Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  8  Hoofddorp Pioniers Hoofddorp Pioniers handed Curaçao Neptunus its second loss of the season. In the second …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 8, day 2

On day two of the eighth round of this hoofdklasse season, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers, DSS hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates, HCAW headed to Amersfoort to face Quick and Silicon Storks went to Oosterhout to take on De Glaskoning Twins. Hoofddorp Pioniers  5  -  6  Curaçao Neptunus Newspapers could head "Narrow escape for Neptunus" or "Pioniers …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 8, day 1

On day one of round eight of the 2018 hoofdklasse season, De Glaskoning Twins headed to Rotterdam to face Silicon Storks from The Hague, HCAW hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort, Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus and DSS moved to neighboring Amsterdam to face L&D Amsterdam Pirates. De Glaskoning Twins  4  -  3  Silicon Storks After …

European Champions Cup 2018: L&D Amsterdam Pirates saves Dutch ticket

For most of the week, L&D Amsterdam Pirates played like a sack of potatoes but in its hour of need the team stepped on it and saved the ECC ticket for the Netherlands for 2019. Kevin Heijstek was the starting pitcher. In the first game of the tournament he was too but then it was like …

Borgerhout Squirrels brings back Belgium to highest European level, the Netherlands must fear for one European ticket

  In the final of the CEB cup (one level below the European Champions Cup), Borgerhout Squirrels from Belgium hosted the Bonn Capitals from Germany. In a very close game, the Belgian champion stayed at the right side of the score.  The key to the Squirrels' win was their pitching. Kenny van den Branden, who …

European Champions Cup 2018: Rimini eliminates L&D Amsterdam Pirates from semis

After the devastating loss vs the Rouen Huskies yesterday, L&D Amsterdam Pirates had to take on A.S.D. Rimini Pirates from Italy in the decisive game of group A. Even though it wasn't a blowout like yesterday, L&D Amsterdam Pirates finished the game at the wrong side of the score as Rimini won 3-2. In the …

European Champions Cup 2018: Embarrassing loss for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

Six hits were all that L&D Amsterdam Pirates could produce against Owen Ozanich of the Rouen Huskies. The French champion, on the other hand, managed to collect twelve hits and score eight times to hand Pirates a humiliating loss: 8-1 Owen Ozainich was practically unhittable today. Only in the ninth inning, Pirates got past second base …

European Champions Cup 2018: day one

The European Champions Cup 2018 started today. The following games were scheduled: Draci Brno @ Fortitudo Bologna, Rouen Huskies @ A.S.D. Rimini Pirates, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and T&A San Marino @ Curaçao Neptunus Draci Brno  1  -  4  Fortitudo Bologna In the opening game of the tournament, Draci Brno starting pitcher Wesley Roemer, kept …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: round 6, day 3

With L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus preparing for the upcoming European Champions Cup, only two games were played today. DSS was way too strong for Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and HCAW didn't have a problem with De Glaskoning Twins. Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort  4  -  10  DSS A regular victory for DSS today. Even …

Chance to win two general admission passes for European Champions Cup

Next week (June 6 - June 10), Curaçao Neptunus will organize the annual European Champions Cup, the European championship baseball for clubs. The club wanted to organize the event as part of its 75th anniversary. As a baseball fan in Europe, you have the opportunity to win a general admission pass which is valued at …