Dutch baseball · Independent baseball

Chris Garia next player from Curacao to play with Saltdogs

The Lincoln Saltdogs have signed the next Dutchie. After Shairon Martis, Curt Smith (who has joined Pioniers of the Dutch hoofdklasse but only will play there in the play offs when the Saltdogs are eliminated), Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo, the team signed Christopher Garia on November 18.  Garia sustained an injury during Spring Training… Continue reading Chris Garia next player from Curacao to play with Saltdogs

Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse

Annual player shift in Dutch hoofdklasse

The month of October has passed and so has the transition period in Dutch baseball . The top two teams in Dutch baseball, L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curacao Neptunus did not acquire many players this year. Especially in the lower ranks of the hoofdklasse were a lot of moves made. European champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates saw… Continue reading Annual player shift in Dutch hoofdklasse

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Pioniers extends contract with Dè Flanegin

Dutch Hoofdklasse baseball club from Hoofddorp, Vaessen Pioniers has reached an initial agreement with manager Dè Flanegin to extend the contract between the two parties with another year. A year sounds short but doesn’t need to be bad. Walter Alston, manager of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers spent 22 years with the Dodgers only on… Continue reading Pioniers extends contract with Dè Flanegin

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The qualification for the European Champions Cup is flawed

In the recent weeks it became all too clear that the current way to qualify for the European Champions Cup has its flaws. The Dutch competition is set up in such a way that the winner of the regular competition earns a ticket to the ECC. The other ticket goes to the team that reaches… Continue reading The qualification for the European Champions Cup is flawed

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Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runner up competition, August 28

Today was the very last day of the play offs and of the runner up competion.  In fact only two games mattered today: Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Vaessen Pioniers @ Kinheim. Neptunus already clinched a spot in the Holland Series (Dutch championship series) but there was still a battle between L&D Amsterdam… Continue reading Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runner up competition, August 28

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Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, August 27

On the second day of the final round of the play offs and runner up competition Curacao Neptunus hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Vaessen Pioniers took on Kinheim in a lopsided game, UVV hosted DSS in another very lopsided game and HCAW hosted De Glaskoning Twins in another high scoring game. Kinheim  1  –  9  Vaessen… Continue reading Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, August 27

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Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, Thursday August 25

On the first day of the final round of the play offs and of the runner up competition, the following games were scheduled: Vaessen Pioniers hosted Kinheim, L&D Amsterdam took on Curacao Neptunus in Rotterdam, HCAW hosted De Glaskoning Twins and UVV hosted DSS. Kinheim  4  –  5  Vaessen Pioniers Against all odds, Kinheim took… Continue reading Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, Thursday August 25