Dutch success on Opening Day of 2018/2019 ABL season

Only two games were scheduled today. But in those two games, there was plenty of success for the teams with Dutch players on their roster. The Brisbane Bandits won a close one vs the Adelaide Bite (5-3) and the Sydney Blue Sox won vs the debuting Geelong-Korea team (8-1). The Bandits took a 2-0 lead …

Several players from Dutch hoofdklasse in 2018/2019 ABL

Today all ABL clubs presented their opening day roster. Three clubs have players from the 2018 Dutch hoofdklasse on their roster: Sydney Blue Sox, Brisbane Bandits and Perth Heat. Let's start with the Brisbane Bandits. The team from Brisbane has acquired Dutch reliever Loek van Mil. Van Mil who has been pretty dominant in the …

Holland Series 2018: Neptunus brings back tension

He wasn't as dominant as Kevin Heijstek yesterday, but Neptunus' starter Elton Koeiman kept the Pirates' lineup in check. Pirates did not have an answer to his variety of pitches that he mixed very well. Neptunus took advantage of one poor inning of Kyle Ward and walked away with the 4-1 victory. It was a …

Holland Series 2018: Cordemans guides L&D Amsterdam Pirates to opening game win

A solid outing by veteran pitcher Rob Cordemans led to a convincing 8-2 victory over Curaçao Neptunus in game one of the 2018 Holland Series. In the first inning, Curaçao Neptunus took an early 1-0 lead when Stijn van der Meer, who got on base on a single scored on a fielding error by third baseman …

Dutch roster for Super 6 revealed

Today manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Evert-Jan 't Hoen announced the names of the players that will be on the roster of the Dutch squad that will participate in the Super 6 tournament that will be held in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam) from September 18 through September 23. The team contains players from US/Canadian …

Shogo Nakashima to play for Sydney BlueSox

Japanese pitcher Shogo Nakashima, who is currently playing in the Dutch hoofdklasse for De Glaskoning Twins has signed a contract with the Sydney BlueSox of the Australian Baseball League for the upcoming Season. Nakashima, who pitched for the Yakult Swallows of the NPB joined De Glaskoning Twins shortly before the Dutch hoofdklasse season started. He …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Dutch fall to Japan in ten innings

Not team Samurai Japan but a selection of college all-stars is representing Japan. A guarantee for small ball. And that is exactly how the team beat team Kingdom of the Netherlands in extra innings as they won 5-3.  In a very close game, the Dutch eventually ended at the wrong side of the score. In …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Cubans still without a win

After Cuba fell to Germany, Japan and Italy, it also was beaten by the Netherlands tonight. Even though the score may indicate a close game, Cuba never really was dangerous. The Dutch won 6-4.  After Cuba took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Kingdom of the Netherlands bounced back in the second inning. …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Easy win for Dutch vs Italy

In the second game for both teams, Italy was no match for Kingdom of the Netherlands. Especially Rob Cordemans kept the Italians limited to two base hits. The Dutch beat their arch rival 7-0. It was a great day for Dutch baseball today. Next, to the win of the U-18 team vs and in Italy, …

European Champions Cup 2018: Easy victory for Curaçao Neptunus

Tonight, Curaçao Neptunus hosted T&A San Marino. even though the score was rather close, the Neptunus win was never endangered as their pitching was vastly dominant tonight. The Rotterdam based team won 3-0. Neptunus starting pitcher Orlando Yntema wasn't as strong as he normally is but he was good enough to keep San Marino from scoring. He …

Loek van Mil dominates in seven-out save

Partially thanks to a 2+ inning outing by Loek van Mil, the Adelaide Bite beat the ABL title favorite Brisbane Bandits in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bite took a bold 3-0 lead in the second inning as they scored two runs in the first on an RBI single by Tai-Shan Chang and …

Loek van Mil earns save in ABL All-Star Game

The World All-Stars beat team Australia in the ABL All-Star Game as they snapped a three-game losing streak against the Aussies. After trailing most of the game, the World All-Stars bounced back late in the game and eventually won 6-4. The World All-Stars took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Delmon Young scored …

Loek van Mil makes ABL All Star Game

33-year old Dutchie, Loek van Mil, has been selected for the World All-Stars roster for the 2017 ABL All-Star Game. The World All-Stars will take on team Australia in this year's friendly of the Australian Baseball League.  This season is Van Mil's third season in the ABL. In the previous two seasons, also with the Adelaide …

Holland Series 2017: Neptunus wins 18th title

For a long time, nothing seemed to be wrong for L&D Amsterdam Pirates as the team took a 3-0 lead. But a two-run seventh inning brought Curaçao Neptunus back in the game. Eventually, the Rotterdam based team scored the game-tying run in the top of the ninth and with only one out the team pushed …

Holland Series 2017: Neptunus one win away from clinching championship

In a very close game, Curaçao Neptunus stayed at the right side of the score and is one win away from clinching its eighteenth Dutch championship. Tonight's game must have been a bitter loss for Rob Cordemans as he pitched a complete game. In a stellar outing, he allowed two earned runs and struck out ten. …

Holland Series 2017: Walk off win for Curaçao Neptunus

In an exciting game, L&D Amsterdam Pirates had a lead for eight and a half innings but eventually, the team gave away the win as they failed to take advantage of runners in scoring position. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  4  - 5  Curaçao Neptunus By the fourth inning, Pirates had collected seven hits but had scored only …

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 …