WBC 2017: Dutch restore order vs Israel in eight innings

In the second game between the two nations, Israel was no match for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Dutch needed seven innings to seal Israel's fate. The Dutch needed eight frames to win this game 12-2. The Dutch needed one inning to get warm but from the second inning the Big Orange Machine started …

Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up

Where the team without the MLB players had a hard time vs KBO teams during the training camp in Arizona, the team with the MLB players cruised through the first practice game on Korean soil. The bats were awake and the pitching did well. In the Gocheok Sky Dome, the stadium that will host WBC …

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 …

Kingdom of the Netherlands falls to Koreans in second game as well

Today the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the NC Dinos, also from the KBO. In a wild game in which the score went back and forth, the Dutch ended at the wrong side of the score. The Dutch pitching staff showed two faces today; one that performed well and another that did not deliver when needed. …

KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …

Preliminary roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands revealed

Today the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) revealed the big names on the preliminary roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. As expected the big names of MLB players are on the list. The big names on this list are: Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox), Didi Gregorius (New York Yankees), Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two …

Kingdom of the Netherlands falls to Samurai Japan in extra innings

In a festive atmosphere, like Japanese games always are, team Samurai Japan hosted the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In what was the third game in as many days for the Japanese, the Dutch made Japan work hard for its money. The Dutch could not cling on to a four run lead but fought back to take …

European Championship: Dutch live up to expectations

What started as a bit of a dull game, ended as a nail biter as the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score and clinched the European championship with an unbeaten status.   Spain  2  -  3  Kingdom of the Netherlands   With Spain and Kingdom of the Netherlands the strongest teams advanced …

European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands wins nail biter

Spain and the Netherlands played a mouthwatering game tonight. In a real pitching duel the runs did not come cheap. Quality pitching and quality defense were the recipe for a nail biter. In a game that was too close for comfort the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score and made a big step towards …

European Championship: Sweden gives Kingdom of the Netherlands a hard time

  Kingdom of the Netherlands  8  -  3  Sweden   In the final game of today, Sweden took on Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was not a good game: slow and plenty of errors (four on both sides). The Swedish manager brought pitcher Michael Fasth to the mound to start the game. But his pitching …

European Championship: KOTN vs Germany

In the final game of the day, Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted Germany.  In last week's final of the France International Baseball Tournament, both teams met before. In that game the Dutch won but they had to work for it as the score was only 5-3. This time it would not be a close game like …

European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands vs Great Britain

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands is regarded as the big favorite to win this year's European Cup. To meet that expectation, the Dutch had to win vs Great Britain. The Dutch did what they had to do and won in seven inings.   Kingdom of the Netherlands  11  -  1  Great Britain    Diegomar Markwell …

KOTN: Roger Bernadina back on roster for European Cup

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming European Cup. One very well known name that is back on the list is that of Roger Bernadina. Two years ago, Roger was about to leave for Europe to join the Netherlands …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Dutch win tournament by beating Germans in final

After three convincing victories with double digits, Kingdom of the Netherlands did not go the easy way this time. It took them until the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game after Germany had taken an early lead. The German pitching did fairly well as they kept the Dutch limited to "only" five …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Dutch also too strong for International Stars

After team Kingdom of the Netherlands beat Germany  with double digits, this time the International Stars were no match for the Dutch, who needed eight innings to clinch the win.    Kingdom of the Netherlands  12  -  0  Int'l Stars   Three big innings was all the Dutch needed to clinch the next double digit …