Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 13, day 3

After a day of absence due to a baseball trip to Germany, the Dutch Baseball Hangout reports about the Dutch hoofdklasse again. The following games were scheduled: DSS @ Oosterhout Twins, Curaçao Neptunus @ Meerlease Pioniers, Silicon Storks @ HCAW and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Quick Amersfoort. DSS  16  -  4  Oosterhout Twins A good …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 13, day 1

On day one of the third round, Meerlease Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam headed to Amersfoort to take on Quick, Silicon Storks "hosted" HCAW and DSS took on Oosterhout Twins in Rosmalen. Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  1  Meerlease Pioniers Meerlease Pioniers clung on to a 1-0 lead for six innings but in the seventh, Neptunus …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Neptunus swept by Pirates

After the losses on Tuesday and Wednesday, Curaçao Neptunus couldn't avoid being swept by L&D Amsterdam Pirates. After yesterday's close win (3-1), Pirates outscored (7-1) and outhit (10-4) Neptunus in their third consecutive win vs their big rivals.  A surprising move by manager Brian Finnegan as he let reliever Jhan Rifaela start the game, as …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: L&D Amsterdam Pirates keeps Curaçao Neptunus at bay

Tonight L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus faced each other in a game that still needed to be played as both teams were playing in the European Champions Cup. L&D Amsterdam Pirates    -    Curaçao Neptunus What appeared to become an easy win for L&D Amsterdam Pirates turned out to be a "narrow" escape …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 12, day 3

On the first day with summer-like temperatures, the following games were scheduled: Quick Amersfoort @ Curaçao Neptunus, DSS @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Meerlease Pioniers @ HCAW and Silicon Storks @ Oosterhout Twins. Quick Amersfoort  3   -  8  Curaçao Neptunus A regular victory for Curaçao Neptunus today as they outscored Quick Amersfoort 8-3 and outhit them …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 12, day 2

On day two of the twelfth round, Quick Amersfoort hosted Curaçao Neptunus, HCAW headed to Hoofddorp to face Meerlease Pioniers, DSS took on L&D Amsterdam Pirates in Haarlem and Silicon Storks hosted Oosterhout Twins. HCAW  3  -  2  Meerlease Pioniers With two hours and eight minutes, it was a quick game in Hoofddorp, especially thanks …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 12, day 1

The following games were scheduled today on the first day of the twelfth round: Quick Amersfoort @ Curaçao Neptunus, Meerlease Pioniers @ HCAW, DSS @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Silicon Storks @ Oosterhout Twins. In general, tonight's home starting pitchers had an easy job. Quick Amersfoort  0  -  5  Curaçao Neptunus No blowout score but …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, day 3

On the third day of round eleven, the following games were scheduled: Silicon Storks @ Meerlease Pioniers, Curaçao Neptunus @ DSS, HCAW @ Quick Amersfoort and Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Silicon Storks  1  -  9  Meerlease Pioners Even though Meerlease Pioniers needed nine innings, Silicon Storks never could claim the win. A four-run …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, day 2

Again two rainouts. Curaçao Neptunus vs DSS and Silicon Storks vs Meerlease Pioniers were canceled. The other games that went on were Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Quick Amersfoort @ HCAW. Quick Amersfoort  3  -  13  HCAW HCAW needed eight innings to finish the game. Despite trailing 2-0, Quick Amersfoort could keep pace …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, day 1

On day one of the eleventh round, the game between Meerlease Pioniers and Silicon Storks was rained out. The games that took place were Curaçao Neptunus @ DSS, Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW @ Quick Amersfoort. The game between HCAW and Quick Amersfoort was canceled after the fourth inning. Curaçao Neptunus  12  …

European Champions Cup 2019: UnipolSai Bologna new European champion

With the elimination of Neptunus by Bologna, it was clear we would get a new European Champion. The question was who? It turned out that Neptunus was beaten by the future European champion, who won easily by beating L&D Amsterdam Pirates 8-0.  Both opponents brought the pitchers they used in the first game of the …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 4

On day four of the ECC, the following games were scheduled:  Deurne Spartans @ Rouen Huskies, Parmaclima Parma @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals and UnipolSai Bologna @ Curaçao Neptunus.  Deurne Spartans  4  -  5  Rouen Huskies A very bitter loss for the Deurne Spartans. After the team took an unexpected 4-0 …

European Champions Cup 2019: Pirates to final with clear win

After the 2017 edition, in which Pirates barely stayed in the Champions Cup and ended at a disappointing seventh place, the team from Amsterdam reached this year's final thanks to a clear victory over Parmaclima Parma. In the first semi-final, L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Parma 8-4. Pirates continued the way they did all week, with …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 3

On the third day of the ECC, the following games were scheduled: Group A: Parmaclima Parma @ Bonn Capitals, Rouen Huskies @ Curaçao Neptunus Group B: Arrows Ostrava @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, UnipolSai Bologna @ Deurne Spartans. Parmaclima Parma  17  -  8  Bonn Capitals In a crazy game, the Bonn Capitals took a 7-0 lead …

European Champions Cup 2019: Pirates brushes Arrows Ostrava aside

Arrows Ostrava  2  -  22  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Once again L&D Amsterdam Pirates needed only five innings to finish the game. This time Arrows Ostrava was the victim of an ill-equipped pitching staff and an unleashed Pirates' offense. For two and a half innings, Arrows Ostrava was capable to keep pace with the club from …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 2

On the second day of the ECC, the following games were scheduled:  Group A: Bonn Capitals @ Curaçao Neptunus and Parmaclima Parma @ Rouen Huskies Group B: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Deurne Spartans and Arrows Ostrava @ UnipolSai Bologna. Bonn Capitals  4  -  14  Curaçao Neptunus Game report L&D Amsterdam Pirates  17  -  0  Deurne …

Eurpean Champions Cup 2019: L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Deurne Spartans in lopsided game

L&D Amsterdam Pirates  17  -  0  Deurne Spartans In a very lopsided game in which Deurne Spartans got one hit, L&D Amsterdam Pirates only needed five innings to seal Deurne’s feat. After leading 2-0 at the start of the second inning, four singles, a double, a walk, a home run and some aggressive base running, …