European Baseball Series 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands avoids sweep

In the third game of this series between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Italy, the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score this time. Both teams collected six hits but the three errors the Italians committed, costed them the game as the Dutch scored four unearned runs and won 5-2.  Even though …

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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 …

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 …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two …

Holland Series 2016: Neptunus one win away from clinching championship

In a game that started like the one of yesterday, Curacao Neptunus stepped off the field as a victor. In a close game both teams left eight runners on the bases. Pirates got runners in scoring position four times without taking advantage of it, Neptunus did so three times. Where Neptunus' bullpen was the achilles heel …

Holland Series 2016, game two: Curacao Neptunus ties series at one

For the biggest part today's game was similar than yesterday's. Curacao Neptunus leading and L&D Amsterdam Pirates not being able to close the gap. But today the outcome was different than yesterday. Where Pirates was able to close the gap yesterday, it wasn't today.  L&D Amsterdam Pirates  5  -  8  Curacao Neptunus Amsterdam L&D Pirates …

European Championship: Dutch unbeaten to championship game

The Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Belgium today. After taking a quick 1-0 lead, Belgium bounced  back and took a 3-1 lead in the third inning. Eventually the Dutch turned the tables and walked off as a victor and enter the championship game with an unbeaten status.   Kingdom of the Netherlands  12  - …

KOTN: Roger Bernadina back on roster for European Cup

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming European Cup. One very well known name that is back on the list is that of Roger Bernadina. Two years ago, Roger was about to leave for Europe to join the Netherlands …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Dutch win with double digits again

After the Dutch won the first two games with double digits and France lost their first two games one might think that this game would be an easy win for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. And indeed the Dutch finished the game in seven mercy rule innings.   France  0  -  10  Kingdom of the Netherlands …

Premier 12: Kingdom of the Netherlands – USA, one disastrous inning makes the difference

Today team Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the USA in the quarter-finals. After dealing with quite some bad luck (family matters for Andruw Jones, injuries of several players), the team was hit by bad luck again. Proposed starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens had to return home due to family matters. He was replaced by Tom …

Premier 12: Crazy game between Kingdom of the Netherlands and Puerto Rico

  Puerto Rico  7  -  11  Kingdom  o.t. Netherlands   In the fourth round of the Premier 12, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Puerto Rico. The Dutch started with Shawn Zarraga in the lineup. The catcher, playing in the Dodgers’ organization was hit on the hand in the previous game and was pulled. …

Dutch gather at Curacao to prepare for Premier12

The Dutch national team went to Curacao to prepare for the upcoming Premier 12 tournament which will start on November 8. The players arrived at the Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort in Willemstad yesterday. At the resort the local players that received a call up joined the team, together with manager Hensley Meulens. Meulens …

Curacao Neptunus threepeats and clinches 16th Dutch championship

In another convincing game, Curacao Neptunus clinched their 16th Dutch national baseball championship. After the first three games, the team had a 3-0 lead and it looked like they would sweep Corendon Kinhiem. But yesterday, against the odds, Kinheim postponed the championship party of the team from Rotterdam. But today, in Haarlem, Neptunus made a …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Holland Series 2015, game 2

For four full innings, game two of the Holland Series was a game. Corendon Kinheim opened the score in the top of the first inning. Lead off hitter Kevin Moesquit was hit by a pitch. He advanced to third on a single through the right side, hit by Mervin Gario. After Gario stole second base, …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs: Thursday August 20. A couple of surprises

A night full of surprises not only in the play offs but also in the Runner Up competition. Tonight the following games in the Play Offs of the Hoofdklasse were scheduled: Vaessen Pioniers @ Curacao Neptunus and Corendon Kinheim @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Vaessen Pioniers @ Curacao Neptunus  6 - 3 Vaessen Pioniers that is …

Rosters of the Dutch All Star Game presented

Yesterday the rosters of the Dutch All Star game were announced. There is a slight change regarding to previous years with the forming of the teams. In the previous years you had a North team and a South team. North mainly cointaining players form L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Corendon Kinheim, Vaessen Pioniers and HCAW. The South …