2019 Playdowns round two: Silicon Storks secures spot in 2020 hoofdklasse, DSS to play against relegation

At the start of the playdowns, nobody expected this to happen. Silicon Storks ended dead last in the regular competition. But now the team has clinched a spot in the 2020 hoofdklasse by beating DSS today 8-0 to win the series 3-1. Silicon Storks and DSS collected about the same numbers of base hits, Storks …

Silicon Storks gets win appointed by KNBSB in playdowns

Last Saturday, the hoofdklasse playdown game between Silicon Storks and DSS was postponed after the home plate umpire was hit by a foul ball. The foul ball itself wasn't the direct cause of the postponement, merely a nasty remark by one of the players of DSS. After home plate umpire was hit on the hand …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Playdowns, round two, game one

In the second round of the playdowns, Silicon Storks from the Hague hosted DSS from Haarlem. The game was played in Hoofddorp as Storks' home field doesn't have artificial lights. DSS clinched an easy 3-1 victory. Juan Carlos Sulbaran limited his former team (Storks) to three hits in six innings. He needed a lot of …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019, playdowns: Quick Amersfoort wins decisive game

As expected, Quick Amersfoort won game five of the first round of the playdowns. Due to a lack of pitching depth, Silicon Storks was no match as Quick beat them 11-1 In the first inning, a muffed throw allowed Quick to put runners in scoring position before Rachid Engelhardt hit a sac fly to drive …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019, play downs: Storks pulls off surprising win vs Quick

A hard-fought victory for Silicon Storks this afternoon with a starring role for starting pitcher Jurrian Koks, who pitched 8.0 innings keeping Quick in check rather well. Storks walked off the field as a victor, beating Quick Amersfoort 3-1. Silicon Storks took an early lead in the bottom of the first inning. Kevin Nieveld drew …

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 …

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 …

Solid hoofdklasse debut for Sebastian Kok

By now this is old news but all major baseball news outlets in the Netherlands overlooked a fine debut by a 17-year old kid. On Friday, June 14, an unusual day for hoofdklasse games, Sebastian Kok made his debut for the flagship team of Meerlease Pioniers vs Silicon Storks. Sebastian entered the game in the …

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 …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, rained out games

Yesterday and today, the rained out games of last weekend were played. Yesterday Quick Amersfoort hosted HCAW and today, Curaçao Neptunus hosted DSS and Silicon Storks played its home game at the ballpark of its opponent Meerleas Pioniers in Hoofddorp. HCAW  7  -  6  Quick Amersfoort In a high scoring close game, HCAW just stayed …