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European Champions Cup 2017: Easy victory for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

In the second matchup vs an Italian opponent in as many days, L&D Amsterdam cruised through nine innings for an easy win. Rob Cordemans pitched six innings in which he gave up only one run. At bat, Pirates was more efficient than their opponent, as they beat A.S.D. Rimini Pirates 9-2. After a scoreless first… Continue reading European Champions Cup 2017: Easy victory for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

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Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: L&D Amsterdam Pirates crushes DSS

Due to obligations next week in the European Champions Cup, L&D Amsterdam Pirates took on DSS last night. The game was originally scheduled to be played coming Sunday. The Amsterdam-based team took revenge for the loss vs DSS on Thursday. DSS  1  –  12  L&D Amsterdam Pirates With a three-run first inning and a two-run second, Pirates took… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: L&D Amsterdam Pirates crushes DSS

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Kingdom of the Netherlands no match for AZ Diamondbacks

In the final test before the WBC semi-final against Puerto Rico, team Kingdom of the Netherlands was no match for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the five innings that Zack Greinke was on the mound, he limited the Dutch to six hits and one run. Eventually, the Dutch fell to the Diamondbacks 12-5. D-Backs manager Lovullo… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands no match for AZ Diamondbacks

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WBC 2017: Dutch will face Puerto Rico in semis

Puerto Rico kept its unbeaten status as the team won the game vs the United States 6-5. With this win, the team has clinched the nr. one spot in group F in San Diego, thus securing a spot in the semis with a still perfect ride. In the game vs the US, the Puerto Ricans… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch will face Puerto Rico in semis

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WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands so far

In the weeks before the start of the tournament, the star-studded infield of the Dutch was laureled over and over again. The experts claimed that the pitching would be the Achilles heel. But the pitching did a lot better than many expected.  The Kingdom of the Netherlands has reached the semi-finals of the World Baseball… Continue reading WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands so far

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WBC 2017: Dutch take it easy and fall to Israel

This game was about nothing as both teams had reached the second round already. And that showed as the Dutch team took the hitting a bit too lightly. Eventually, the team lost 4-2 and finishes second in group A. In what could have been advertised as the clash of the Titans of group A, the… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch take it easy and fall to Israel

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Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up

Where the team without the MLB players had a hard time vs KBO teams during the training camp in Arizona, the team with the MLB players cruised through the first practice game on Korean soil. The bats were awake and the pitching did well. In the Gocheok Sky Dome, the stadium that will host WBC… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up