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Stijn van der Meer released by Astros

Through his Instagram account, Dutch shortstop Stijn van der Meer announced he was realeased by the Houston Astros. Van der Meer was drafted by Houston in the 34th round of last year’s amateur draft. Stijn was sent to the Gulf Coast League where he tore apart the opponent’s pitching with an aversge of .667 in… Continue reading Stijn van der Meer released by Astros

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Dutchies around the world: the minor leagues

Yesterday it was opening day in the minor leagues (AAA, AA, A-Advanced and A Full Season). Quite some players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands have made their first strides in the 2017 season. Here is an overview of those who played yesterday. Ozhaino Albies batted leadoff for the Gwinnett Braves vs the Durham Bulls. Unfortunately, his season… Continue reading Dutchies around the world: the minor leagues

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WBC 2017: Dutch humiliate Cuba in seven innings

In a must-win situation for both teams, the Dutch totally humiliated Cuba in a walk over. It was painful to see how Cuba was slaughtered by the Dutch. As a fan, you always hope for an exciting game, but this one was very lopsided as the Dutch beat Cuba 14-1 in seven innings. Diegomar Markwell… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch humiliate Cuba in seven innings

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LG Twins too strong for Dutch

In the second practice game between the two teams, the LG Twins from the Korean KBO stayed at the right side of the score, beating Kingdom of the Netherlands 7-4. Unlike the previous game, the Dutch were not able to erase a deficit (of three runs).  Good old Rob Cordemans started the game for the… Continue reading LG Twins too strong for Dutch

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Dutch clinch tie vs LG Twins

In the first of two practice games vs the LG Twins, team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not clinch a victory, neither did it lose the game. In what must have been an attractive game to see, as twelve runs were scored, the Dutch drew a 6-6 tie. Starting pitcher of the Kingdom of the… Continue reading Dutch clinch tie vs LG Twins

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First win in WBC preparation match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Today, after a couple of rainouts earlier this week, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Gateway Community College from Phoenix in Arizona, an NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division II team.. In a very lopsided game vs the Geckos, the Dutch  Lars Huijer started on the mound for the Dutch as he cruised… Continue reading First win in WBC preparation match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Team Kingdom of the Netherlands loses first practice game

In the first practice game since the start of their training camp in preparation of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the Dutch team traveled to Tucson to face the KT Wiz from the Korean Baseball Organization for a practice game. Thanks to some sloppy defense by the Dutch, the Koreans won 5-2.  The KT Wiz… Continue reading Team Kingdom of the Netherlands loses first practice game