2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 2, Day 1

On the first day of the second round of the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Oosterhout Twins (played in Amsterdam), DSS/Kinheim @ Curaçao Neptunus, HCAW @ Meerlease Pioniers and Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort. DSS/Kinheim  2  -  5  Curaçao Neptunus A quicky in which Curaçao Neptunus took full advantage …

Watch hoofdklasse honkbal here: Round 2, Day 1

Today day one of round two of the Dutch hoofdklasse baseball.  The links to today's games are added: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Oosterhout Twins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpMdE84Bg4M DSS/Kinheim @ Curaçao Neptunus  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgPybSc0QlU Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7rRCpKFjNI HCAW @ Meerlease Pioniers No link available as Pioniers plays in Heemstede tonight. This blog post is brought to …

Summaries of Round one of the Dutch hoofdklasse

Last weekend the first round of the Dutch hoofdklasse was played. A novelty was that every game was streamed live. Here are the summaries of each series made possible by Eyecons.com. First the leader of the pack. Unexpectedly, Oosterhout Twins is leading the Dutch hoofdklasse with three victories over Silicon Storks in as many games.  …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 1, Day 3

On the third day of round one in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Meerlease Pioniers @ DSS/Kinheim, Quick Amersfoort @ HCAW, and Oosterhout Twins @ Silicon Storks. Curaçao Neptunus  13  -  6  L&D Amsterdam Pirates In the rubber game of the series, Neptunus clearly stayed on …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 1, Day 2

On the second day of the first round the following games were scheduled:  DSS/Kinheim @ Meerlease Pioniers, Curaçao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, HCAW @ Quick Amersfoort, and Silicon Storks @ Oosterhout Twins. DSS/Kinheim  6  -  10  Meerlease Pioniers After a narrow walk-off loss on Thursday night, Meerlease Pioniers managed to tie the series at …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 1, day 1

Finally!! After a long wait, the Dutch hoofdklasse season teed off tonight. The following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Curaçao Neptunus, Meerlease Pioniers @ DSS/Kinheim, Quick Amersfoort @ HCAW and Oosterhout Twins @ Silicon Storks (played in Amsterdam). L&D Amsterdam Pirates  8  -  3  Curaçao Neptunus After Curaçao Neptunus had taken a 1-0 …

Watch hoofdklasse honkbal here

Tonight, the Dutch baseball hoofdklasse will tee off. For the first time ever all games will be streamed through one website. Here are the links to the games of tonight. All games will start at 19:30 (7:30 PM) Dutch time.  Enjoy.  L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Curaçao Neptunus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hBuDth9Zds&feature=emb_err_woyt Meerlease Pioniers @ DSS/Kinheim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9AIFz7QxKA&feature=emb_err_woyt Quick Amersfoort …

HCAW tournament played at an unusual date

Today, HCAW (Honkbalclub Allen Weerbaar) from Bussum sent out a press release about their annual tournament. This tournament is normally played around the end of March or at the start of April, right before the start of the Dutch hoofdklasse season. But this year it will be played on the weekend of July 16 till …

Ballpark in Hoofddorp may be up for sale

The ETO Ballpark in Hoofddorp may be sold to a private party that is interested in buying the home of Meerlease Pioniers. Back in 2014, the ballpark opened its doors as it was meant to host Europe's first MLB game. Things would be a lot different. Despite alleged promises by MLB, that game would never …

KNBSB unveils Hoofdklasse schedule

The 2020 Dutch hoofdklasse season is engraved in stone. Today the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) put the schedule online. After a long period of uncertainty, in which the KNBSB lobbied the best it could, the official schedule of the Dutch hoofdklasse has been placed online. The season will start on Thursday night, …

Paul Kirkpatrick joins Bologna

Meerlease Pioniers has to do without their British pitcher Paul Kirkpatrick next season as he has opted to play for Fortitudo Bologna next season. Kirkpatrick was mainly used as a reliever but still made four starts for the team from Hoofddorp. Like the past two seasons, Fortitudo Bologna is roaming European baseball, looking for European …

Hoofdklasse transition period a traditional mad race

After separate blog posts about the acquisitions and players that left L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Curaçao Neptunus, Oosterhout Twins, and HCAW, here is an overview of the other four clubs in the hoofdklasse. Perhaps the team that had to deal with some huge blows is Silicon Storks. The club lost seven players but got only two …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Playoffs and playdowns, game 3

On the third day of the playoffs, Meerlease Pioniers headed to Rotterdam to face Curaçao Neptunus, the likely victors of the upcoming Holland Series. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW. In the playdowns, Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks, that clinched a surprising win yesterday and Oosterhout Twins hosted DSS. Meerlease Pioniers  0  -  8  Curaçao Neptunus …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Playoffs and playdowns, game 2

In today's playoff games, Meerlease Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus while HCAW hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates. In the playdowns, DSS "hosted" Oosterhout Twins in Oosterhout and Silicon Storks hosted Quick Amersfoort. Curaçao Neptunus  6  -  1  Meerlease Pioniers Long it appeared to become another close game today. Until the sixth inning neither team did score. In …

Dutch hoofdklasse: playoffs and playdowns game one.

In the Dutch hoofdklasse, the regular season is over. The top four teams are playing each other in a best-of-five playoff and the lower four are facing each other in a best of five playdowns. Curaçao Neptunus hosted Meerlease Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW in the playoffs. Oosterhout Twins played its "home" game …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 14, day 3

On the third day of the last round, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Silicon Storks, DSS hosted Quick Amersfoort in an attempt to salvage the series, L&D Amsterdam hosted Meerlease Pioniers in the rubber game of the series and Oosterhout Twins headed to Bussum to take on HCAW. Silicon Storks    -    Curaçao Neptunus For 3.5 …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 14, day 2

None of the games on the second day of the final round of the regular season really mattered as the top four and bottom four are set already. Curaçao Neptunus didn't show no mercy for Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates met its match in Meerlease Pioniers, Quick Amersfoort stayed at the right side of the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 14, day 1.

On the first day of the final round of the regular season, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Meerlease Pioniers, Quick Amersfoort headed to Haarlem to face DSS and HCAW took on Oosterhout Twins at home in Bussum. Silicon Storks    -    Curaçao Neptunus An early 2-0 lead for Neptunus laid …