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The Gilley's Shield
Australian Softball Championship
Jan. 2-8 at Blacktown (Australia)

The Cup - Indoor Softball
Jan. 13-15 at Schiedam (Netherlands)

MLB Hall of Fame Election - BB
Jan. 18 at Cooperstown (NY, USA)

Serie Latinoamericana - BB
Jan. 26-29 at Montería (Colombia)

Serie del Caribe - BB
Feb. 1-7 at Culiacán (México)

CEB / ESF Congress
Feb. 2-5 at Belgrade (Serbia)

Challenge Cup Intern. Men SB
Feb. 8-12 at Albany (New Zealand)

Intern. Down Under Series SB
Feb. 9-12 at Blacktown (Australia)

Trainingcamp Arizona Neth. BB Team
Feb. 11-26 at Scottsdale (Az., USA)

Netherlands Hall of Fame Induction
Feb. 17 at Heerhugowaard (Neth.)

Fastpitch Cup U17 - SB
Feb. 18 at Amstelveen (Netherlands)

West Asia Baseball Cup
Feb. 25-Mar. 1 at Islamabad (Pakistan)

WBC Spring Training Neth. BB Team
Feb. 27-March 6 at Seoul (S.Korea)

World Baseball Classic
March 6-12 - First Round
Pool A - Seoul (South Korea)
Pool B - Tokyo (Japan)
Pool C - Miami (Florida, USA)
Pool D - Jalisco (México)
March 12-19 - Second Round
Pool E - Tokyo (Japan)
Pool F - San Diego (Calif., USA)
March 20-22 - Finals
Los Angeles (Calif., USA)

Roef! Pre-Season Tourn. - SB Sr.
March 18-19 at Moergestel (Neth.)

MJFP Jan vd Vegte Memorial - BB/SB
March 25-26 at Nijmegen (Neth.)

North Sea Cup - BB/SB
March 25-26 at The Hague (Neth.)

Midden Nederland Cup - SB
March 25-26 at Loosdrecht (Neth.)

Roef! Pre-Season Tourn. - SB U17/U20
March 25-26 at Moergestel (Neth.)

J.C.J. Mastenbroek Tourn. - BB/SB
March 31-Apr. 2 at Enschede (Neth.)

Keistad Tournament - BB/SB
April 1 at Amersfoort (Neth.)

Ringvaart Tournament - BB
April 1-2 at Heemstede (Netherlands)

Major League Opening Day - BB
April 2-3 in USA/Canada

Haarlem Series - BB/SB
April 7-9 at Haarlem (Neth.)

I.M. Charles Urbanus Sr. Tourn. - BB
April 8-9 at Bussum (Neth.)

Jan de Wit Tournament - SB
April 8-9 at Haarlem (Neth.)

Jackie Robinson Day - MLB
April 15 in USA/Canada

Easter Cup - Men SB
April 15-16 at Spijkenisse (Neth.)

April 21, nationwide (Netherlands)

World Masters Games - BB/SB
Apr. 21-30 at Auckland (New Zealand)

Zeister Slot Tournament - Men SB
June 3-5 at Zeist (Netherlands)

Little League Neth. Champ.
1st Round - BB/SB
June 3 at Almere (Neth.)

European Champions Cup BB
June 7-11 at Regensburg (Germany)

European CEB Cup BB
June 7-11 at Prague/Brno (Czech Rep.)

Eur. Federations Cup BB, Qualifier 3
June 12-17 at Stockholm (Sweden)

European Federations Cup BB
June 13-18 at Valencia (Spain)

Eur. Federations Cup BB, Qualifier 2
June 13-18 at Belgrade (Serbia)

Eur. Federations Cup BB, Qualifier 1
June 14-17 at Bratislava (Slovakia)

Little League Neth. Champ.
Finals - BB/SB
June 17-18 at Hoofddorp (Neth.)

European Championship Softball
June 25-July 1 at Bollate (Italy)

Windmill Classic - Men SB
June 30-July 2 at Almere (Neth.)

World Port Tournament BB
July 1-9 at Rotterdam (Netherlands)

World Cup of Softball
July 5-9 at Oklahoma City (USA)

World Championship Men SB
July 7-16 at Whitehorse (Canada)

All-Star Futures Game - BB
July 9 at Miami (Florida, USA)

Canada Cup Intern. SB Champ.
July 10-17 at Surrey (Canada)

Eur. Champ. Coed Slowpitch SB
July 10-15 at Sofia (Bulgaria)

Eur. Champ. Jun. (U18) Qual. BB
July 10-16 at Zurich (Switzerland)

European Champ. Cad. (U16) SB
July 10-15 at Ostrava (Czech Rep.)

European Champ. Juv. (U12) BB
July 10-16 at Vleuten (Neth.)

Major League All Star Game - BB
July 11 at Miami (Florida, USA)

Apeldoorn BB & SB Series
July 11-16 at Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

European Champ. Cad. (U15) BB
July 17-23 at
Wiener Neustadt/Rohrbach (Austria)

Tex Town Tigers Cup U17 SB
July 21-23 at Enschede (Netherlands)

Battle at the Castle U12/U14 - BB/SB
July 23-28 at Oosterhout (Neth.)

World Championship Jun. SB
July 24-30 at Clearwater (Flo., USA)

European Championship B-Pool 1 BB
July 24-30 at Belgrade (Serbia)

European Championship B-Pool 2 BB
July 24-30 at Miejska Górka (Poland)

Eur. Champ. U16 & U19 Men's SB
July 24-29 at Prague (Czech Rep.)

World Championship Juv. (U12) BB
July 28-Aug. 6 at Tainan (Taiwan)

MLB Hall of Fame Induction - BB
July 30 at Cooperstown (NY, USA)

World Children's Baseball Fair
July/Aug. at to be announced (Japan)

European Championship U23 BB
Aug. 7-13 at Brno (Czech Rep.)

Eur. Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy SB
Aug. 9-12 at Collecchio (Italy)

Summer Universiade - BB
Aug. 19-30 at Taipei (Taiwan)

European Premiere Cup SB
Aug. 21-26 at Haarlem (Netherlands)

European Cup SB
Aug. 21-26 at Montegranaro (Italy)

European Cup Winner's Cup SB
Aug. 21-26 at Caserta (Italy)

Joudrs Cup - Softball U17
Aug. 25-27 at Prague (Czech Rep.)

European Super Cup Men SB
Aug. 28-Sep. 2 at Amersfoort (Neth.)

World Championship Jun. (U18) BB
Sep. 1-10 at Thunder Bay (Canada)

European Baseball Series
Oct. 20-22 at Verona/Godo/Codogna

TTT Slowpitch Fall Classic - Mixed SB
Oct. 20-22 at Enschede (Neth.)

EBCA Convention - BB
Nov. 10-12 at Belgium

Loek Loevendie Christmas Tourn. BB
December at Amsterdam (Neth.)
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to 1st game Major League World Series on October 24

Rosters Dutch Big League 2017

Italy hands Orange 2nd loss to win European Baseball Series. (Oct. 21)

Houston forces 7th game after convincing win vs. Yankees. (Oct. 20)
Netherlands opens European Baseball Series with small loss. (Oct. 20)

Dodgers win big to reach 1st World Series in 29 years! (Oct. 19)

Cubs avoid NLCS-sweep with small win vs. Dodgers. (Oct. 18)
Yankees shutout Astros to take lead in ALCS. (Oct. 18)
Mervin Gario new Head Coach of Hoofddorp Pioniers. (Oct. 18)

Taylor & Darvish lead Dodgers to third victory. (Oct. 17)
Yankees come from behind to win and even the ALCS. (Oct. 17)
Kenley Jansen finalist for Reliever of the Year. (Oct. 17)

Yankees force fifth game with convincing win. (Oct. 16)
Roster Netherlands Team announced for Eur. Baseball Series. (Oct. 16)
St. Martin, Congo, Tanzania join WBSC; New SB-Chairman. (Oct. 16)

Dodgers win 2nd game on walk-off homerun by Justin Turner! (Oct. 15)

Puig & pitching lead Dodgers to win in NLCS-opener. (Oct. 14)
Houston wins 2nd game vs. Yankees on walk-off double. (Oct. 14)
Former umpire Aart Wedemeijer passed away. (Oct. 14)

Houston nips Yankees; Pitching dominates in ALCS-opener. (Oct. 13)
Former pitcher Gilbert van den Bergh passed away. (Oct. 13)

Chicago nips Washington to advance to NLCS. (Oct. 12)

Didi Gregorius homers Yankees to win and ALCS. (Oct. 11)
Washington shuts out Chicago to force 5th game. (Oct. 11)

Game Four between Cubs and Nationals rains out. (Oct. 10)

Dodgers complete sweep vs. D-Backs to advance to LCS. (Oct. 9)
Yankees strike early vs. Indians to force 5th game. (Oct. 9)
Cubs nips Nationals to take lead in Division Series. (Oct. 9)
Houston eliminates Boston and advances to ALCS. (Oct. 9)

Yankees avoids sweep with thriller-win vs Indians in ALDS. (Oct. 8)
Boston avoids sweep with convincing win vs. Houston in ALDS. (Oct. 8)
Neptunus captures 5th consecutive title with comeback-win! (Oct. 8)

Dodgers also win 2nd game vs. Diamondbacks in NLDS. (Oct. 7)
Washington rallies in 8th inning to win vs. Chicago in NLDS. (Oct. 7)
Fifth game Holland Series canceled. (Oct. 7)

Dodgers outscore Diamondbacks in NL Division Series-opener. (Oct. 6)
Cubs shutout Nationals in opener in NL Division Series. (Oct. 6)
Cleveland comes from behind to win 2nd game vs. Yankees. (Oct. 6)
Houston also records convincing win in 2nd game vs. Boston. (Oct. 6)

Cleveland shuts out Yankees in opener ALDS. (Oct. 5)
Houston opens ALDS with big win vs. Boston. (Oct. 5)
Neptunus nips Amsterdam Pirates in 4th game Holland Series. (Oct. 5)

Arizona defeats Colorado in high-scoring NL Wild Card Game. (Oct. 4)
New European Baseball Softball Event in 2018 in Hoofddorp. (Oct. 4)

Didi Gregorius helps Yankees win AL Wild Card Game vs. Twins. (Oct. 3)

Dè Flanegin steps down as Head Coach of Hoofddorp Pioniers. (Oct. 1)
Amsterdam rallies in 9th inning to win Game 3 Holland Series. (Oct. 1)
Neptunus-icon Leen Staub passed away. (Oct. 1)

Previous news 2017.

Rosters Golden League 2017

St. Martin, Congo, Tanzania join WBSC; New SB-Chairman. (Oct. 16)

New European Baseball Softball Event in 2018 in Hoofddorp. (Oct. 4)

Former player, coach, administrator Peter Schüler passed away. (Oct. 2)

Olympia Haarlem captures title; DSS stays in Golden League. (Sep. 24)

Olympia opens Series with win; DSS wins; HCAW relegates. (Sep. 23)

Olympia Haarlem and Sparks Haarlem in Holland Series. (Sep. 21)

Sparks Haarlem eliminates Terrasvogels with small shutout. (Sep. 19)

Olympia Haarlem leads after first day of Play-Offs. (Sep. 17)

Opening Day Play-Offs rains out on Saturday. (Sep. 16)

Previous news 2017.

New Zealand wins Challenge Cup. (Feb. 18)

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