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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs, August 21

In the Hoofdklasse play offs and runner up competition all games but one was rained out.  The only game that went on was the one between Vaessen Pioniers and Curacao Neptunus.  After losing two games Neptunus avoided being swept by winning the last game with big numbers.  Curacao Neptunus  10  -  5  Vaessen Pioniers After …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, August 20

Today Curacao Neptunus hosted Vaessen Pioniers and blew a big lead. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Kinheim. UVV clinched a surprising win against HCAW in Bussum and DSS blew a 3-0 lead @ De Glaskoning Twins. Kinheim  1  -  8  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Robin Schel dominated the Kinheim lineup today. In nine innings, he surrendered only …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, August 18

In the second round of the play offs and the runner up competition (play downs), the following games were scheduled: Kinheim @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Vaessen Pioniers @ Curacao Neptunus, DSS @ De Glaskoning Twins and Pickles UVV @ HCAW. Kinheim  5  -  3  L&D Amsterdam Pirates For two innings both teams did not score …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, Sunday August 14

On the final day of the first round of the play offs and the runner up competition (play downs), Vaessen Pioniers hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Curacao Neptunus hosted Kinheim, De Glaskoning Twins headed to Utrecht to face Pickles UVV and DSS was the visiting team in Bussum as they took on HCAW. Kinheim  9  - …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, August 13

Today was the second day of the play offs and the runner up competiton (play downs).  Kinheim hosted Curacao Neptunus again and L&D Amsterdam Pirates had the home field advantage vs Vaessen Pioniers. Curacao Neptunus  13  -  3  Kinheim Once again Curacao Neptunus was much too strong for Kinheim. After two innings the team from …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016:Play offs and runners up, August 12

A rarity, Hoofdklasse baseball games on a Friday. Because all games were rained out yesterday, the games were moved to today. In the play offs Kinheim hosted Curacao Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates was the home team vs Vaessen Pioniers.  In the runner up competition (play downs), DSS hosted HCAW and Pickles UVV headed to …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Sunday, August 7

On the final day of the regular season the following games were scheduled: Pickles UVV @ Vaessen Pioniers, DSS @ HCAW, De Glaskoning Twins @ Kinheim and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Curacao Neptunus. In contrast to yesterday, only one game had a surprising outcome. Pickles UVV  14  -  7  Vaessen Pioniers Vaessen Pioniers clearly did …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Saturday, August 6

On the second day of the final round of the regular season, the following games were scheduled:  HCAW @ DSS, Kinheim @ De Glaskoning Twins, Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Vaessen Pioniers @ Pickles UVV. There were some surprising results perhaps because the play off spots were taken. HCAW  15  -  17  DSS …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Thursday August 4

On the first day of the final round of the regular season, the following games were scheduled: Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Kinheim @ De Glaskoning Twins, HCAW @ DSS, Vaessen Pioniers @ Pickles UVV. Vaessen Pionniers  9  -  0  Pickles UVV Vaessen Pioniers has emerged as a real contender during this season. The …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Sunday, July 3

Another game postponed today as the infield of Pickles UVV looked like a swimming pool. The games that were played were those between Kinheim and DSS, Curacao Neptunus and Vaessen Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW. Kinheim  7  -  2  DSS After the previous two games were played at the ballpark of Kinheim, both teams …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Saturday, July 2

Another game that was canceled due to wet circumstances . The field of L&D Amsterdam Pirates was flooded. All the other games were played.  A very surprising result in Rotterdam between Curacao Neptunus and Vaessen Pioniers. De Glaskoning Twins hosted Pickles UVV and DSS crossed the street to face neighbour Kinheim. DSS  1  -  11 …