Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 3, day 2

On day two of the third round, the following games were scheduled:  L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Curaçao Neptunus, DSS & HCAW, Quick Amersfoort @ Silicon Storks and Meerlease Pioniers @ De Glaskoning Twins. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  2  -  5  Curaçao Neptunus Even though it wasn't a clubbing like last Thursday and the score looked like …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 3, day 1

On the first day of round three in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the eternal rivals L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus faced each other. Other matchups were HCAW @ DSS, Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort and De Glaskoning Twins @ Meerlease Pioniers. Curaçao Neptunus  9  -  2  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Despite Rob Cordemans' milestone, this was …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Perfect game for Misja Harcksen

On day three of round two, one pitcher would throw a perfect game. This was only the third perfect game in the history of the Dutch hoofdklasse.  The scheduled games of today were De Glaskoning Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus, Silicon Storks @ DSS, HCAW @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Meerlease Pioniers @ Quick Amersfoort. De …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 2, day 2

On day two of round one, the following games were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ De Glaskoning Twins, DSS @ Silicon Storks, Quick Amersfoort @ Meerlease Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ HCAW. Curaçao Neptunus  10  -  1  De Glaskoning Twins A flattering result for Curaçao Neptunus. In a real pitching duel in which Orlando Yntema …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 2, day 1

In the second round, the following series will be played: Quick Amersfoort - Meerlease Pioniers, DSS - Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates - HCAW and Curaçao Neptunus - De Glaskoning Twins. In the game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW, veteran pitcher Rob Cordemans may break the 2,000 strikeout mark. Meerlease Pioniers    -    …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 3

On day three of the first round, it was up to three teams to get at least one win this weekend as Silicon Storks, HCAW and Quick Amersfoort had already lost their series. Only for DSS and Meerlease Pioniers it came down to the rubber game of their series. HCAW  6  -  7  Curaçao Neptunus …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 2

On the second day of the first round, the following games were scheduled: DSS @ Meerlease Pioniers, L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Silicon Storks, Curaçao Neptunus @ HCAW and Quick Amersfoort @ De Glaskoning Twins. Three teams managed to clinch the series win today, one tied the series so it comes down to the rubber game …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 1

Finally, after a long winter, the Dutch hoofdklasse season has started again. The following games were scheduled:  HCAW @ Curaçao Neptunus, Meerlease Pioniers @ DSS, Silicon Storks @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and De Glaskoning Twins @ Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort. HCAW  0  -  10  Curaçao Neptunus Noblesse oblige, so the reigning European and Dutch champion did …

DSS acquires Juan Carlos Sulbaran

Juan Carlos Sulbaran, who played partially for Silicon Storks in 2018 has jumped ships and moved to DSS from Haarlem. Thanks to the manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Evert-Jan 't Hoen, the Curaçaoan pitcher was able to make the move to Haarlem. Last season, Sulbaran joined Silicon Storks from The Hague after the …

2019 Dutch hoofdklasse

The KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) has released the competition schedule of the Dutch hoofdklasse. The Dutch season will start on Thursday, April 4 and the final game of the regular season will be played on July 28. With the upcoming European Championship in early September, followed by the Olympic Qualifier, the Dutch …

Transitions of bottom four hoofdklasse clubs

After pointing out the transitions of the top four teams, this article will describe which players came and went to and from the teams that ended the regular hoofdklasse season in the bottom four. DSS Finishing in fifth place, missing the playoffs by a nose hair, DSS had to play to prevent relegation. The club …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Neptunus wins title, Storks remains in hoofdklasse

As expected, Curaçao Neptunus won the Dutch championship for the sixth time in a row. After two poor games, the team fought back and won the Holland Series in Six games. In the promotion/relegation series, Silicon Storks from The Hague prolonged its stay in the hoofdklasse with one more year. After Neptunus won 4-1 in …

Promotion/relegation series 2018: Game two suspended due to darkness

Silicon Storks wasn't able to cling on to a 2-0 lead as Kinheim tied the game in the top of the ninth inning. In extra innings, the game was called due to darkness after the twelfth inning. In the bottom of the second inning, Silicon Storks opened the score. After Gino Gil was hit by a …

Hoofdklasse promotion/relegation series 2018: game 1

In a battle of provincial capitals between Silicon Storks (The Hague) and Kinheim (Haarlem), the runs did not come cheap until the eighth inning. Storks needed one big inning to strike first in this series for promotion/relegation. Former hoofdklasse pitcher Glenn Wassink and Storks starter Juan Carlos Sulbaran performed well in a real pitching duel. …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Relegation group, round 3, day 2

On the second day of round three in the relegation group, DSS headed to neighboring Hoofddorp to face Meerlease Pioniers and blew a five-run lead. Silicon Storks hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and was no match for its opponent. DSS  9  -  10  Meerlease Pioniers With Alexander Valdez on the mound for Meerlease Pioniers, DSS …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Two of yesterday’s rained out games rained out again

In the playoff round, yesterday's rained out game between HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins was played but rained out again. In the relegation round, DSS hosted Meerlease Pioniers and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks.  But also the game between Pioniers and DSS rained out. De Glaskoning Twins    -    HCAW Since the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Relegation group, round 3, day 3

On the third day of round three in the relegation group, DSS was too strong for Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort. In Hoofddorp, Silicon Storks pulled a stunt by beating Meerlease Pioniers. Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort  2  -  10  DSS DSS was stronger than Quick Amersfoort today but the final score was a bit flattered perhaps as …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Relegation group, round 2, day 2

On the second day of round two, the two teams that promoted to the hoofdklasse last year stayed at the wrong side of the score. The game between DSS and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort was a close one while the game between Silicon Storks and Meerlease Pioniers had a blowout score. DSS  3  -  1  …