Dutch Hoofdklasse, Sunday May 3

On this rainy day three of round three, the follwing games were scheduled: Mampaey the Hawks - Curacao Neptunus; Corendon Kinheim -  L&D Amsterdam Pirates; UVV - HCAW; Vaessen Pioniers -  Pronto DSS.   Mampaey the Hawks -  Curacao Neptunus   2 - 5 Neptunus starting pitcher Kenny van den Branden was perfect through the first …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2015: Saturday, May 2

Today the folowing games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam PIrates -  Corendon Kinheim; Pronto DSS -  Vaessen Pioniers; Curacao Neptunus -  Mampaey the Hakws; HCAW - UVV L&D Amsterdam Pirates - Corendon Kinheim  3 - 1 In a game where both teams got six hits, L&D Amsterdam Pirates was more effective. A three run second inning …

Dutch Hoofdklasse,Thursday April 30: A spoiled no-hit bid and no surprises

On day one of round three, the following games were scheduled: Pronto DSS - Vaessen Pioniers; HCAW - UVV; Curacao Neptunus - Mampaey The Hawks and the top series of this weekend L&D Amsterdam Pirates - Corendon Kinheim. Pronto DSS - Vaessen Pioniers  0 - 5 Pioniers got on the boards in the very first …

Dutch Hoofdklasse, Saturday April 25

On day two of round two, the following games were scheduled:  Corendon Kinheim - Curacao Neptunus; HCAW - L&D Amsterdam Pirates; Mampaey the Hawks - Pronto DSS; UVV- Pioniers HCAW - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 0 -10 Once again HCAW committed a shipload of errors, four to be exact and all four led to runs. Already …

Dutch Hoofdklasse, Thursday April 23

Today the second round started with the following scheduled games: UVV - Vaessen Pioniers; Corendon Kinheim - Curacao Neptunus; Mampaey the Hawks - Pronto DSS; HCAW - L&D Amsterdam Pirates Corendon Kinheim - Curacao Neptunus  3 - 4 On paper the absolute Match of the Day was the one between Corendon Kinheim and Curacao Neptunus. …

Dutch Hoofdklasse, Sunday April 19

The following games were scheduled today: HCAW - Curacao Neptunus; Corendon Kinheim - Pronto DSS; Mampaey the Hawks - Vaessen Pioniers; UVV - L&D Amsterdam Pirates HCAW - Curacao Neptunus 2 - 14 Curacao Neptunus showed that yesterday's loss vs HCAW was a mistake. Today they restored the order by beating HCAW in seven mercy …

Dutch Hoofdklasse, Saturday April 18: Couple of surprises

Today was day two of the first round of the Hoofdklasse season. The following games were scheduled: Curacao Neptunus - HCAW; Pronto DSS -  Corendon Kinheim; L&D Amsterdam Pirates - UVV and Vaessen Pioniers -  Mampaey the Hawks. I attended the latter. L&D Amsterdam Pirates - UVV (remainder of Thursday's game) 0-2 Because a part …

2015 Dutch Hoofdklasse season tees off

Tonight the long awaited start of the Hoofdklasse season in the Netherlands finally was there. Three games were played: Curacao Neptunus -  HCAW; Vaessen Pioniers - Mampaey The Hawks and Corendon Kinheim -  Pronto DSS. In each of the three games, one team was vastly superior over the other.  It may appear weird to Americans, …

Mampaey The Hawks will replace ADOLakers in Dutch Hoofdklasse

Last week I wrote about the special member's meeting of baseball club ADOLakers. Even though the required 3/4 of the members did not show up in the clubhouse, the available memvers voted to dismantle the club. This means that the club will be withdrawn from the Dutch Hoofdklasse.ADOLakers is the fifth club since 1988 that …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 5

           vs  Fifth game in the play down series and again the road team won. DSS had a big inning in the third. In the third DSS' Mitchell Dautzenberg led off with a single to right center field followed by a walk and a fielding error after a bunt laid down by Sven …

Dutch baseball: decisive weekend ahead

Coming weekend will be full with decisive games in Dutch baseball. Not only in the Dutch Hoofdklasse (highest league in the Netherlands) but also in lower leagues. I will focus on the Hoofdklasse championship series and the playdown series between the team that ended at the bottom of the Hoofdklasse and the winner of the …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 4

                vs   With DSS leading the play down series 2-1, Mampaey the Hawks stretched it to a decisive fifth game. In Haarlem, DSS took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning but The Hawks countered with two runs in the top of the second. The third inning was a very productive …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 3

      vs  The series between Mampaey The Hawks and DSS was tied at one. Yesterday DSS headed to Dordrecht to take on the Hawks. In the first five innings neither team did score. Mampaey The Hawks had the best opportunity to score with runners in scoring position twice, but the team failed to cash …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 2

    vs   In a game where both teams showed some flexibility and in which the score moved back and forth, Mampaey The Hawks tied the series at one. Mampaey The Hawks scored the first run, but trailed 3-1 right away after the first inning was over. In the next inning, the club from Dordrecht …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 1

      vs    Like I wrote last week, Mampaey the Hawks (last in the Hoofdklasse) and DSS (winner of the Overgangsklasse) will play a best-of-five series to decide who will play in the highest league in the Netherlands next year. The road team, DSS from Haarlem, scored the opening run in the top of the …

Dutch competition : Play Downs, opponent Mampaey the Hawks known.

About two weeks ago I wrote about the play downs, a series of games between the team that finished last in the Hoofdklassen and the team that won the Overgangsklasse. This series will start coming Saturday, 27th of September. Two weeks ago, DSS from Haarlem was leading the Overgangsklasse by one point over Twins from …