Hoofdklasse/Bundesliga pitcher is looking for a club

Last year, you could read a post here about Jakob Syrén, who was looking for a new club after Oosterhout Twins did not offer him a new contract. During the past season, he played for the Solingen Alligators but now he is looking for a new club. Perhaps this blog post will draw your interest. …

Misja Harcksen heads Downunder

Misja Harcksen, pitcher of Curaçao Neptunus, will head to Australia at the end of September. The youngster served both as a starter and as a reliever this season. In Australia, he will join the Willagee Braves, a kind of farm team of the ABL's Perth Heat. In the past three years, a lot has happened …

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 …

Photo impression of Oosterhout Twins @ DSS

Today, Twins and DSS played in Oosterhout but Twins was the road team. For seven innings long, Twins appeared to cruise to an easy victory but in the eighth inning, DSS came back to 6-5. Eventually, Twins scored three insurance run in the ninth to clinch the sure win. With two wins, the club only …

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 …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 13, day 3

After a day of absence due to a baseball trip to Germany, the Dutch Baseball Hangout reports about the Dutch hoofdklasse again. The following games were scheduled: DSS @ Oosterhout Twins, Curaçao Neptunus @ Meerlease Pioniers, Silicon Storks @ HCAW and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Quick Amersfoort. DSS  16  -  4  Oosterhout Twins A good …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 13, day 1

On day one of the third round, Meerlease Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam headed to Amersfoort to take on Quick, Silicon Storks "hosted" HCAW and DSS took on Oosterhout Twins in Rosmalen. Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  1  Meerlease Pioniers Meerlease Pioniers clung on to a 1-0 lead for six innings but in the seventh, Neptunus …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 12, day 3

On the first day with summer-like temperatures, the following games were scheduled: Quick Amersfoort @ Curaçao Neptunus, DSS @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Meerlease Pioniers @ HCAW and Silicon Storks @ Oosterhout Twins. Quick Amersfoort  3   -  8  Curaçao Neptunus A regular victory for Curaçao Neptunus today as they outscored Quick Amersfoort 8-3 and outhit them …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 12, day 2

On day two of the twelfth round, Quick Amersfoort hosted Curaçao Neptunus, HCAW headed to Hoofddorp to face Meerlease Pioniers, DSS took on L&D Amsterdam Pirates in Haarlem and Silicon Storks hosted Oosterhout Twins. HCAW  3  -  2  Meerlease Pioniers With two hours and eight minutes, it was a quick game in Hoofddorp, especially thanks …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 12, day 1

The following games were scheduled today on the first day of the twelfth round: Quick Amersfoort @ Curaçao Neptunus, Meerlease Pioniers @ HCAW, DSS @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Silicon Storks @ Oosterhout Twins. In general, tonight's home starting pitchers had an easy job. Quick Amersfoort  0  -  5  Curaçao Neptunus No blowout score but …

UnipolSai Bologna acquires Andy Paz, releases Jarreau Martina

As Fortitudo Bologna acquired Cuban born but now France citizen Andy Paz, they had to make room on the roster. Victim of this move was Dutchie Jarreau Martina. The Italian champion released the backup catcher. Paz, born in Havana in 1993, moved to France and became a French citizen in 2007. He played seven seasons in …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, day 3

On the third day of round eleven, the following games were scheduled: Silicon Storks @ Meerlease Pioniers, Curaçao Neptunus @ DSS, HCAW @ Quick Amersfoort and Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Silicon Storks  1  -  9  Meerlease Pioners Even though Meerlease Pioniers needed nine innings, Silicon Storks never could claim the win. A four-run …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, day 2

Again two rainouts. Curaçao Neptunus vs DSS and Silicon Storks vs Meerlease Pioniers were canceled. The other games that went on were Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Quick Amersfoort @ HCAW. Quick Amersfoort  3  -  13  HCAW HCAW needed eight innings to finish the game. Despite trailing 2-0, Quick Amersfoort could keep pace …