ABL: Two sweeps and two 3-1 series wins

Behind some strong offense and solid pitching (at times), the Sydney Blue Sox handed a 4-0 series loss to the Perth Heat. The Canberra Cavalry swept the Geelong-Korea team, Brisbane clinched a 3-1 series win vs Melbourne as both teams played a tripleheader on Saturday and the Adelaide Bite clinched a 3-1 series win over …

Not a great day for Dutch hoofdklasse players in ABL

Two of the three Dutch hoofdklasse players in the Australian Baseball League, did not have a great day. Sam Kennelly and his Perth Heat didn't make it through the first inning due to inclement weather. Dwayne Kemp and Shogo Nakashima lost 7-4 with the Sydney Blue Sox vs the Canberra Cavalry. The Blue Sox pitching …

Geelong-Korea wins first-ever ABL game

After being swept by the Sydney Blue Sox last week, the debuting Korean team has won its first game in the Australian Baseball League. In a rain-shortened game Geelong-Korea beat the Perth Heat 7-1. The Korean starting pitcher Jin-Yong Yang pitched six solid innings. He limited the Perth Heat to only one run on four …

Several players from Dutch hoofdklasse in 2018/2019 ABL

Today all ABL clubs presented their opening day roster. Three clubs have players from the 2018 Dutch hoofdklasse on their roster: Sydney Blue Sox, Brisbane Bandits and Perth Heat. Let's start with the Brisbane Bandits. The team from Brisbane has acquired Dutch reliever Loek van Mil. Van Mil who has been pretty dominant in the …

U23 World Cup Baseball: Dutch move on to consolation round

Despite two consecutive wins, the Kingdom of the Netherlands will continue the U23 World Cup tournament in the consolation round. The results against Colombia is a disadvantage for the Dutch as they start with a 1-1 record in the standings of the consolation round, while Colombia is starting with a 2-0 record. The Australians also …

New additions prove their value for De Glaskoning Twins

Last night, De Glaskoning Twins played its final exhibition game but one. On the diamond of what will be their home field for Thursday night games, the home of Gryphons in Rosmalen (about 35 km East from Oosterhout), the team took on CitySide Appartments Quick Amersfoort. CitySide Appartments Quick Amersfoort took a 4-1 lead but …

De Glaskoning Twins signs Aussie player

Dutch hoofdklasse club De Glaskoning Twins has signed an Australian player to reinforce their infield. Since the number of infielders is limited by four, there was a need for a fifth infielder. Therefore the club from Oosterhout acquired utility infielder Sam Kennelly of the Perth Heat.  In desperate need of a fifth infielder, De Glaskoning Twins …

ABL: Battle for first place still not over

In the ABL the final games of the last round but one were played today. Some results were rather surprising. Brisbane Bandits  3  -  11  Melbourne Aces The Brisbane Bandits were no match for the Melbourne Aces today. Melbourne' Jon Kennedy lasted only four innings despite allowing just one run on a solo homerun. He …