Second case of doping at Curaçao Neptunus

About a month and a half after Curaçao Neptunus' Urvin Kemp was suspended because of alleged PED use. Earlier this week, strong rumors about a second player swirled around. And indeed a second player of Curaçao Neptunus has been suspended. In this case Christian Diaz.  After I was informed about the rumors, I did some research and …

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Breaking news: Urving Kemp suspended

Today, the press officer of Curaçao Neptunus released a press release about one of the players of the club. The KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) has informed the club Urving Kemp has been suspended for the time being. Urving is the younger brother of Neptunus' infielder Dwayne Kemp. The press release stated that Urving …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Sensational win for Europe with double digits

That baseball is an unpredictable game was proven by team Europe and the KBO today.  The KBO had won 9 games out of 13, Europe only won 2 out of 13. But the unthinkable happened in the first two innings. Europe scored six runs in the first inning and four in the second to take …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe secures first tie

In an exciting game that was tied for the biggest part, Europe gave away a one run lead in the final at bat of Chinese Taipei. A solo homerun by pinch hitter Du Li Xuan brought the Taiwanese next to the Europeans. Europe took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and added two more in …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches second win

Apparently team Europe likes to play teams from Taiwan. A few days ago, the team clinched the first win vs the CPBL team and today it beat Chinese Taipei. For a long time the game was tied. In every inning that the opponent scored the Europeans scored as many runs. But an offensive outburst in …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: No blow out score but Europe does not stand a chance vs NPB West

In a game in which team Europe collected more hits than their opponent, the opponent (NPB West) was more clutch.  Even though the Europeans were not blown away, they never stood a chance and fell to the Japanese team 10-5. The foundation for today's loss was laid in the fourth inning. Taylor Clemensia started well …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe gives it away in final two innings

After a day of rest, team Europe took on the NPB East team (which is a kind of all star team of the NPB Ni-Gun League (minor league) of the NPB's Central League (one of the two Japanese Major Leagues). The Europeans managed to tie the game after trailing by three runs but eventually gave it …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches first win

In the third game of team Europe, they "hosted" the rerpesentatives of the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League from Taiwan). Team Europe came back from a 2-0 deficit to take a five run lead. Even though the CPBL scored some runs, Europe could keep the team at bay and won 9-5. Chinese Taipei had a …

Asia Winter Baseball League: Europe loses first game but manages to score nine

In their first game of the 2016 Asia Winter League Baseball, team Europe fell 14-9 vs the representatives of the KBO. Europe's starting pitcher Daniel Alvarez was hit hard. In the first inning he gave up five runs and in the second inning he gave up four more without recording an out even though one …

Team Europe returns to Asia Winter Baseball League

After last year's appearance, team Europe will return to Chinese Taipei to participate in the Asia Winter Baseball League. Last year team Europe debuted in this tournament with a tie. The team won one game and managed to get two more ties. Next to many talented players from the rest of Europe, some very talented Dutch …

Asia Winter League: Europe close to second win, bullpen falters

Today not a Dutch pitcher as a starter, but one from the French competition. But nevertheless a solid outing. Owen Ozanich  pitched through five innings in which he only gave up three hits and struck out four without surrendering a run. Europe on its turn scored three runs in the first two innings. With two …

Asia Winter League: Despite solid outing by Rietel, Europe at the wrong side of score

Another solid outing by a Dutch pitcher, but once again Europe stayed at the wrong side of the score. The European lineup was totally kept on a leash by the Japanese pitching staff. Ren Kajya was one of the two pitchers that surrendered hits as he allowed three, walked two and struck out six in five innings. …

Asia Winter League: Game vs CPBL one inning too long

Lars Huijer had a great start for team Europe today. In the first five innings he kept team CPBL hitless. Okay, he hit a batter with a pitch and but he didn't give up a walk. But in the sixth, Lars gave up the first run to the Taiwanese team. Three hits towards the outfield …

Asia Winter League: Europe falls to KBO in close game

Despite getting a 5-1 lead and playing some solid defense, Europe couldn't hang on to it as they fell 8-6 to the KBO. Europe led off with a double by left fielder Urving Kemp to left field, followed by a single hit by Sebastiano Poma. A wild pitch by pitcher Jaeyong Cha allowed Kemp to …

Asia Winter League: KBO beats Europe 8-4

In this game Europe took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Urving Kemp led off with a single towards third base followed by a single through the middle of the infield, hit by Maick Ehmcke. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch by Sungki Min. A ground out towards first base …

Asia Winter League: Taiwan blanks Europe

After two good performances, team Europe couldn't keep the upward trent. In nine innings they were outscored 9-0 and outhit 14-5. Where they were more or less still in the game at the end of the eighth inning, trailing 5-0, the final blow was dealt in the top of the ninth. Pitcher Lukas Dickmann gave …

Asia Winter League:Europe vs KBO ends in tie

Another report of the European team during the Asia Baseball Winter League . In a in which the score went back and forth, team Europe took on the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) today. European starter Maickel Rietel was hit hard in 1.1 inning of work in which he allowed four runs. A throwing error led to two …