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 …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Germany no match for Dutch

 Germany  4  -  12  Kingdom of the Netherlands  In the second game of the 2016 France International Baseball Tournament a.k.a. the Yoshida Challenge, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Germany this afternoon. With Diegomar Markwell on the mound, Germany took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. With one out, Lukas Jahn singled to …

Yurendell de Caster to Curacao Neptunus?

A friend of mine pointed out to me that Yurendell de Caster was on the roster of Curacao Neptunus (see the name at the bottom of the list below). This friend of mine contacted De Caster and he stated that he did not now anything. According to Neptunus the move to put the name of De Caster on …

Dutch deal blow to Chinese Taipei

In the pandemonium in Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung team Kingdom of the Netherlands kept their cool and stayed at the right side of the score as they beat Chinese Taipei 7-4. The Dutch win didn't come easy but they delivered at the right times in the game. In the top of the first inning the Dutch …

Dutch gather at Curacao to prepare for Premier12

The Dutch national team went to Curacao to prepare for the upcoming Premier 12 tournament which will start on November 8. The players arrived at the Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort in Willemstad yesterday. At the resort the local players that received a call up joined the team, together with manager Hensley Meulens. Meulens …

De Caster wins batting title in Nicaragua

Yurendell de Caster from Curacao has won the batting title of the Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League (LBPN). This season was the second stint of De Caster in Nicaragua. The first time was in 2013 when he won the triple crown. This season the 35-year old player won the batting title with a batting average of …

European Cup 2014: Dutch still unbeaten

Mike Bolsenbroek going nine shutout innings and two homeruns. That's the story of the game between the Netherlands and Italy in a nutshell. Both teams didn't score in the first inning. But the Netherlands took a small lead when Yurendell de Caster hit a mammoth solo homerun  over the left field fence.  It cleared the …

European Cup 2014: Dutch advance to championship game with one game left in round two

Today, the Dutch made a decisive step into the championship game. France was the opponent. About two weeks ago, the two had met at a preparation tournament and the French left a good impresssion. Could they repeat this today? On both sides the first inning was a 1-2-3 inning with three consecutive outs. But in …

European Cup 2014: Dutch win first game in second round

In the second round of the European Cup,the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of group A will play the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of group B. The two teams that finish on top after these games, will play in the championship game on Sunday. The Dutch took on the Germans in their first game …

European Cup 2014: Dutch show two faces

In tonight's game, the Dutch squad showed two faces. One that gave seven runs in three innings and one that could turn around the game. Dutch starter Orlando Yntema gave up three runs in the first inning on two singles by Daniel Martinez and Oscar D. Angulo and a homerun by Jesus E. Golindano. Golindano: …

European Cup 2014: Perfect game for Bolsenbroek

In a game in which it seemed that the Dutch pulled the breaks a bit, starting pitcher Mike Bolsenbroek dominated the Greek lineup through seven innings. In those seven frames Bolsenbroek struck out ten and didn't allow a single Greek baserunner. In 2012 Bolsenbroek participated at the WBC qualifiers as a part of the German …

European Cup 2014: Dutch convincing in five innings

The Dutch needed five innings tonight to beat the Czech Republic. No, it wasn't a mercy rule victory. The game was called after five innings due to rainfall. The Dutch had a score to settle. Two years ago, the Czechs beat the Dutch in overtime. This was the first win by the Czech Republic over …

European Cup 2014: Dutch play their short game vs Croatia

In today's second game in Ostrava (Czech Republic), the Dutch took on Croatia. Ostrava was lucky since Regensburg in Germany was bothered by the rain and the first game there was rained out. The Dutch were the road team and started the game at bat. Hainley Statia led off but grounded out to first base …

European Cup 2014: Final roster of team Netherlands and Italy

The final roster for the Dutch has been published. To me there are some surprises. The last cuts have been made by manager Steve Janssen. After Roger Bernadina was called up to the Majors, one cut didn't have to be made. Now a second one doesn't need to be made. Juan Carlos Sulbaran has been …

European Cup 2014: Dutch provisional roster

Less than a day after I posted the probables, the Dutch baseball and softball federation (KNBSB) announced the provisional roster of the Dutch national team.The Dutch will go to Sénart with the following players* :Pitchers:Rob Cordemans (L&D Amsterdam Pirates) Diegomar Markwell  (DOOR Neptunus)David Bergman (Corendon Kinhiem)Kevin Heijstek (L&D Amsterdam Pirates)Orlando Yntema (DOOR Neptunus)Wendell Floranus  (Gulf …