Dutch playoffs 2017: round 1, day 1

On the first day of playoff round one, Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW.  Even though it wasn't a blowout score, the Amsterdam victory never was in danger as was the victory of Neptunus over HCAW. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  4  -  1  Hoofddorp Pioniers L&D Amsterdam Pirates took an early …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: round 14, day 3

On the last day of the last round of the regular season, DSS hosted Curaçao Neptunus, Pickles UVV hosted L&D Amsterdam and due to a rainout in Oosterhout yesterday, a double header was played in Hoofddorp between Pioniers and De Glaskoning Twins. Curaçao Neptunus  11  -  2  DSS Unlike yesterday's game, DSS could not keep …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 14, day 2

On the second day of the fourteenth round, only two games were played as the game between De Glaskoning Twins and Hoofddorp Pioniers was rained out. Curaçao Neptunus was way too strong for DSS even though it took them until the fifth inning to make that clear and L&D Amsterdam Pirates had to go deep …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 14, day 1

On the first day of the fourteenth round, it became clear the top four teams are much stronger than the lower three. De Glaskoning Twins was no match for Hoofddorp Pioniers, DSS kept pace with Curaçao Neptunus quite long but eventually fell to the Rotterdam based team and L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Pickles UVV in …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 13, day 3

On the third day, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers and De Glaskoning Twins hosted HCAW. The game between Pickles UVV and Curaçao Neptunus wascancelled beacause the infield looked like a pond. Hoofddorp Pioniers  5  -  7  L&D Amsterdam Pirates For L&D Amsterdam Pirates, not much was at stake at this game. Even if Curaçao …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 13, day 2

On the secondday Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates in a very close game. Pickles UVV was beaten up by Curaçao Neptunus and De Glaskoning Twins headed to Bussum to face HCAW in another close game. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  2  -  3  Hoofddorp Pioniers In a very close game, Hoofddorp Pioniers bested L&D Amsterdam Pirates. …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017, round 13, day 1

On the first day of round thirteen, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Pickles UVV in a game with a somewhat flattered result, De Glaskoning Twins "hosted" HCAW and L&D Amsterdam Pirates was the home team vs Hoofddorp Pioniers. Pickles UVV  2  -  12  Curaçao Neptunus Curaçao Neptunus struck first in this game vs Pickles UVV. In the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 12, day 2

On day two of round twelve, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW, DSS hosted Pickles UVV and Curaçao Neptunus hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers. In two of the three matches the home team prevailed, but in Rotterdam, Hoofddorp Pioniers clinched a hard fought victory. HCAW  1  -  10  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Where HCAW could get the damage limited …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Day 1 of round 12

On the first day of the twelfth round, HCAWhosterd L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Hoofddorp Pioniers headed to Rotterdam to take on Curaçao Neptunus and Pickles UVV hosted DSS from Haarlem. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  2  -  0  HCAW A close game in Bussum. After L&D Amsterdam Pirates had a runner in scoring position in the first inning, …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: L&D Amsterdam Pirates stays at the right side of the score

In a close game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus, the Amsterdam based team barely stayed at the right side of the score. In the ninth inning, Neptunus came within one run of Pirates but their rally fell short, so Pirates took the 5-4 win home. Both teams did not score in the first …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Curaçao Neptunus wins in comeback-from-behind fashion.

After trailing 5-0 at the start of the fifth inning, Curaçao Neptunus managed to come back in the ninth inning and walk away with the 7-5 victory in extra innings. L&D Amsterdam Pirates' bullpen did not manage to do the job as they gave up four runs in the ninth inning. A passed ball and …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: L&D Amsterdam Pirates crushes Curaçao Neptunus in Rotterdam

More than four weeks after the club failed to reach the final of the European Champions Cup and three weeks after they fell to De Glaskoning Twins, L&D Amsterdam showed it was a misstep as they humiliated Curaçao Neptunus in seven innings by beating them 12-0. The team as a whole did well, but two players …

Latin-themed day at L&D Amsterdam Pirates

On Saturday, July 15, L&D Amsterdam Pirates will organize a Latin-themed day. During the game vs rival Curaçao Neptunus, named El Clasico Holandès, several events will be organized on and around the baseball diamond. This Latin Day is the brainchild of Ivan Rodriguez Rodriguez, former manager of HCAW, Regensburg Legionäre and coach of several Dutch …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 3. A day full of surprises

On the third day of round eleven, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins, DSS hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers and Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW. Where in the previous two days, the results were rather predictable, today's games had a somewhat surprising outcome. HCAW  11  -  6  Curaçao Neptunus In an exciting game in which the score went …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 2

On the second day of the eleventh round, L&D Amsterdam Pirates did not have much trouble with De Glaskoning Twins. Curaçao Neptunus had to work a bit harder to keep HCAW at bay and Hoofddorp Pioniers needed eight mercy rule innings to finish off DSS. L&D Amsterdam Pirates 12   -  1  De Glaskoning Twins A …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 1

On day one of round eleven Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW in a nail biter, De Glaskoning Twins was no match for L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Hoofddorp Pioniers was way too strong for DSS in Haarlem. HCAW  2  -  4  Curaçao Neptunus In a nerve wrecking game, Jim Ploeger of HCAW took a no-hitter into the …

Tigers want to convert Tom de Blok into starting pitcher

Recently, the Detroit Tigers announced Tom de Blok was sent down to extended spring training. The other day, it became clear why Tom was sent down.  In a Facebook post, a proud mother announced Tom was sent down to extended spring training because the Tigers think Tom works his way through innings easily, so they …