Dutch hoofdklasse 2017:

In a game with nothing at stake, as the positions in the regular season were set already, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Pickles UVV.  Without flexing their muscles, Neptunus beat UVV 2-0.  Until the fourth inning Pickles UVV could keep pace with Curaçao Neptunus when neither team scored. But in the bottom of the fourth, Neptunus loaded the …

World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch surrender win in last inning

For 8.5 innings it looked like team Kingdom of the Netherlands would beat Taiwan but three errors by the Dutch catcher cost them the game eventually. The Dutch pitching was superb last night but unfortunately, the effort was in vain as the Dutch lost 4-3. The Dutch took a quick lead in the first inning. …

WBC 2017: Base running boners cost Dutch the game

I wasn't meant to be but what a game!In a slow but nerve wrecking matchup between the two best offenses of this year's World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico took on the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Puerto Rico hit .330 as a team in the previous two rounds as the Kingdom of the Netherlands hit .324. …

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 …

Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up

Where the team without the MLB players had a hard time vs KBO teams during the training camp in Arizona, the team with the MLB players cruised through the first practice game on Korean soil. The bats were awake and the pitching did well. In the Gocheok Sky Dome, the stadium that will host WBC …

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 …

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 …

ABL 2016/2017: Bite wins in extra innings

In a must win game for the Adelaide Bite, the score went back and forth as the Adelaide Bite stayed at the right side of the score in twelve frames: 8-4. The final score was a bit flattered though as the game was close for the biggest part. After Adelaide took a 3-1 lead in …

ABL 2016/2017: Melbourne clinches spot in championship series

Without playing, the Melbourne Aces have clinched a spot in the ABL Championship Series. As you could read here yesterday, everything was possible, even a scenario in which the Adelaide Bite would clinch a spot in the ABLCS right away. But then the Bite should win all four games and the Aces had to lose all …

ABL 2016/2017: A couple of surprises in round 9

In round nine of the 2016/2017 ABL the following series were scheduled: Adelaide Bite @ Melbourne Aces, Perth Heat @ Brisbane Bandits and Canberra Cavalry @ Sydney BlueSox. A couple of surprises changed the landscape in the standings.  Canberra Cavalry @ Sydney Blue Sox The Cavalry and the BlueSox did not play on Thursday but …

ABL 2016/2017: Van Mil earns two saves in a weekend

In round eight of the Australian Baseball League's 2016-2017 season, the following series were scheduled: Melbourne Aces @ Canberra Cavalry, Perth Heat @ Adelaide Bite and Sydney BlueSox @ Brisbane Bandits. The Melbourne Aces clinched a convincing 11-1 win over the Canberra Cavalry in game one as Mark Hamburger was flat out dominant in a complete …

ABL 2016/2017: round 7

In the seventh round of the Australian BaseballLeague, the Melbourne Aces and the Canberra Cavalry walked away from the rest of the league as both teams won three out of four games. The only black mark for Melbourne was the 19-4 loss vs Brisbane. The Melbourne Aces hosted the Brisbane Bandits. The Bandits salvaged the series by clubbing …

Australian Baseball League 2016-2017: Jeremy Guthrie hit hard

Today, Jeremy Guthrie debuted with the Melbourne Aces. Guthrie must have dreamt of a better debut as he was hit hard and lasted only four innings in which he gave up six runs to the Sydney BlueSox. With a lot of uproar, the Melbourne Aces announced that they had attracted Jeremy Guthrie for the second …

ABL All Star Game 2016, good performances by Dutch related players

In a close ABL All Star Game, the World All Stars took a lead but eventually lost in the ninth as Stefan Welch singled home Trent D'Antonio from second base. The World All Stars had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. With the bases loaded, Kevin Padlo hit a sac fly …

Australia Baseball League 2016: Melbourne sweeps Sydney to walk away in standings

In the fifth week of the Australian Baseball League season, the Melbourne Aces swept the Syndey BlueSox and took a four-game lead in the standings. Brisbane and Adelaide split the series and Canberra defeated Perth in three of the four games. In a very close game in Melbourne, the Aces clinched a walk off win over …

Van Mil and Schuller added to World All Star Roster

The Australian Baseball League announced the rosters for the upcoming All Star Game today. Two Europeans and a few players that used to play in the Dutch hoofdklasse are added to the World All Star Roster or to the roster of team Australia. BlueSox player Craig Anderson, former player for Curacao Neptunus of the Dutch …

ABL 2016: Justin Erasmus clinches first win

In a solid outing for the Brisbane Bandits, Justin Erasmus got his first win of the season. For the Sydney BlueSox Erasmus was practically unhittable as the South African Australian allowed only three hits and struck out nine in six innings. This game was a pure pitching duel, but the Bandits were just a tad better …