Dutch Hoofdklasse: Sunday, May 1

The final day of the third round. The teams that played two home games in the past few days, were on the road today. Curacao Neptunus went to Bussum to face HCAW,  De Glaskoning Twins moved to Haarlem to take on DSS, Kinheim went to neighboring Hoofddorp to take on Vaessen Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Saturday, April 30

On day two of round three, Curacao Neptunus hosted HCAW, L&D Amsterdam faced UVV, De Glaskoning Twins took on DSS and Kinheim played against Vaessen Pioniers. HCAW was no match for Neptunus as was UVV for Pirates. Twins proved to be too strong for DSS and Kinheim clinced a come-back-from-behind victory. HCAW  0  -  10 …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Thursday, April 28

Yesterday four matches were played despite the very bad weather that we had here in the Netherlands in the previous days. L&D Amsterdam Pirates took on UVV, Curacao Neptunus hosted HCAW, Vaessen Pioniers faced Kinheim and De Glaskoning Twins hosted DSS.  On the first day of the third round, there were two double digit victories …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Sunday, April 24

Day three of round two today. One surprise, if you can call it that way. Curacao Neptunus headed to Haarlem to take on Kinheim. L&D Amsterdam hosted the neighbours of Kinheim (literally): DSS. UVV took on HCAW from Bussum and De Glaskoning Twins hosted Vaessen Pioniers.  Vaessen Pioniers  0  -  3  De Glaskoning Twins After …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Saturday, April 23

On the second day of round two there were no surprises. Curacao Neptunus hosted Kinheim, DSS took on L&D Amsterdam Pirates, HCAW faced UVV and Vaessen Pioniers was the home team vs De Glaskoning Twins. Kinheim  3  -  Curacao Neptunus  6 With the 9-9 tie in which Neptunus blew a lead, still not a distant …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Thursday, April 21

On day one of the second round, Curacao Neptunus faced Kinheim, DSS took on L&D Amsterdam Pirates, HCAW hosted UVV and Vaessen Pioniers played vs De Glaskoning Twins. It was an exciting night with two come back from behind victories and two almost comeback from behind victories. Curcacao Neptunus  9  -  9  Kinheim Glen Wassink …

Dutch Hoofdklasse, Sunday April 17

On day three of round one, L&D Amsterdam Pirates headed to Hoofddorp to take on Vaessen Pioniers. De Glaskoning Twins moved to Rotterdam to face Curacao Neptunus. UVV took on DSS in an attempt to sweep the team from Haarlem and Kinheim visited Bussum to take on HCAW.  One very surprising outcome that perhaps no-one …

Dutch Hoofdklasse, Saturday April 16

Today day two of round one was played. One game, the one between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Vaessen Pioniers, was rained out. The other games were De Glaskoning Twins vs Curacao Neptunus, Kinheim vs HCAW and UVV vs DSS. UVV  8  -  2  DSS Despite two errors, UVV stayed at the right side of the …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016, Thursday April 14

After a long winter the Dutch baseball season took off today, at least for the highest league, the Dutch Hoofdlasse. De Glaskoning Twins took on Curacao Neptunus. Notable fact is that Twins was the home team because their ballpark still does not have a proper lighting system. Corendon Kinheim from Haarlem hosted HCAW from Bussum, …

Also UVV announces new acquisitions

According to the website of RTV Utrecht, UVV will have eleven new players on their roster.  After several players left for other clubs, the Utrecht based club needed to do something. Pitchers Kevin van Veen, Quinn Tramm and Jose Moreno jumped ships from Mampaey the Hawks to reinforce the UVV roster. Kevin van Veen posted …

KNBSB baseball and softball All Star Game

Today UVV from Utrecht and the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) organized the All Star Game for the best baseball players and softball players. With the Softball ASG, team red beat team blue 5-2. The KNBSB put together the teams in a different way. In the previous editions, there was a North team …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Runner Up competition, Saturday August 29

Today there were two game scheduled in the Runner Up competition: Pronto DSS @ UVV and Mampaey the Hawks @ HCAW. The first game was meaningless as both teams were already safe from playing demotion games. Pronto DSS @ UVV 1 - 6 For four full innings both teams didn't score. But in the bottom …

Hoofdklasse Runner Up competition: Friday August 28

In the runner up competiton there were also two rescheduled games tonight: Pronto DSS @ UVV and Mampaey the Hawks @ HCAW. Only the series between Mampey the Hawks and HCAW  is significant. Pronto DSS @ UVV  0 – 6 In a very lopsided game UVV took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning …

UVV saved for 2016 Hoofdklasse season

The 2015 season isn't even over yet and there was a special meeting for the members of Dutch Hoofdklasse club UVV from Utrecht already. In the last couple of weeks several rumors have been swirling around: "UVV would opt out of participating in the 2016 Hoofdklasse season" or "several players, especially those from Belgium are …

Hoofdklasse Runner Up competition: Sunday August 23

On the final day of round two of the Runner Up competition, the following games were scheduled: Pronto DSS @ Mampaey the Hawks and UVV @ HCAW. It was a surprising day to put it mildly. Pronto DSS @ Mampaey the Hawks  1 - 3 For two innings, DSS pitcher Mark van Deursen kept the …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Runner Up competition: Saturday, August 22

In the Runner Up competition the following games were scheduled: Mampaey the Hawks @ Pronto DSS and HCAW @ UVV. One game would turn out in another pitching duel. Mampaey the Hawks @ Pronto DSS. 3 - 7 As Mampaey the Hawks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when Julian …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Runner Up Competion: Thursday August 20

A major upset tonight in Utrecht. Next to the game between HCAW and UVV the game between Mampaey the Hawks and Pronto DSS was scheduled. HCAW @ UVV  9 - 5 Two innings long the game was scoreless, but in the top of the third HCAW caught fire all of a sudden.  With Emersson Paula …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Runner up competition: Tuesday August 18

My appologies for the delay, but internet was down yesterday, so I couldn't post. Yesterday's  game between Pronto DSS and HCAW was rained out on Sunday and on Monday. It was one of those close games in which runs didn't come cheap. HCAW took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Max Clarijs singled, Emersson …