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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 to be decided (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 to be decided (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 BB
July 24-30 at Miejska Gorka (Poland)

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

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)

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 first game of Zeister Slot Men SB Tournament on June 3

Royal Decorations for Frans Mäkel and Ger Lange. (April 26)

Rosters Dutch Big League 2017

Starting Pitchers coming series. (April 26)

Neptunus avoids sweep thanks to big rally in 8th inning. (April 23)
HCAW nips UVV to move into tie for first place. (April 23)
DSS nips Twins to complete sweep. (April 23)

Pirates erases deficit and downs Neptunus in 9th. (April 22)
HCAW shuts out UVV to win fourth game. (April 22)
DSS registers huge win against Twins. (April 22)

Neptunus opens season with loss in Amsterdam. (April 20)
HCAW scores early to support strong throwing Ploeger. (April 20)
DSS hands Twins fourth consecutive loss. (April 20)

Professional career Stijn van der Meer ends abruptly. (April 17)

HCAW wins in eleven innings against Pioniers. (April 16)
UVV completes sweep with comeback-victory. (April 16)
Amsterdam Pirates completes sweep with another big win. (April 16)

UVV registers second victory against Twins. (April 15)
Pioniers strikes in ninth inning against HCAW. (April 15)
Amsterdam Pirates again wins with double figures. (April 15)

Jim Ploeger & Vince Rooi lead HCAW to big win. (April 13)
Amsterdam Pirates registers convincing win in opener. (April 13)
UVV opens with big win thanks to productive at bat. (April 13)


Neptunus closes exhibition season with big win. (April 9)
DSS nips UVV in exhibition-closer. (April 9)
HCAW wins Urbanus Tournament. (April 9)

Neptunus wins exhibition 'title'. (April 8)
DSS wins big against UVV. (April 8)
HCAW wins twice on Day 1 of Urbanus Tournament. (April 8)

Rachid Engelhardt joins HCAW for Urbanus Tournament. (April 7)

Neptunus wins vs. Twins on chilly evening. (April 6)

Tom de Blok signs contract with Detroit Tigers. (April 4)

Storks winner Ringvaart Tournament. (April 2)
Quick Amersfoort wins Mastenbroek Tournament. (April 2)
Neptunus splits double-header vs. Pirates & Pioniers. (April 2)
UVV nips Twins in last at bat. (April 2)
Productive HCAW wins comfortable at DSS. (April 2)

DSS strikes in fifth inning against HCAW. (April 1)
Neptunus wins against Pioniers in attractive game. (April 1)
Twins turns deficit into win against UVV. (April 1)

Previous news 2017.

Rosters Golden League 2017

Sparks Haarlem registers two big wins vs. Talent Team. (April 23)

Terrasvogels and Sparks Haarlem split double-header. (April 22)
DSS & Roef! shutout each other; Bloeming throws No-Hitter. (April 22)
Olympia Haarlem adds two victories in Enschede. (April 22)

Olympia Haarlem records two mercy-rule wins. (April 16)

Tex Town Tigers opens strong vs. Sparks Haarlem. (April 15)
Roef! ends up short vs. Terrasvogels in Golden League-debut. (April 15)
Olympia Haarlem opens new season with two wins. (April 15)


Olympia Haarlem also wins Jan de Wit Tournament. (April 9)

Olympia & Roef! unbeaten after Day 1 Jan de Wit Tournament. (April 8)

Royal Greys, Spikes & Saints win Keistad Tournaments. (April 2)
Olympia Haarlem wins Mastenbroek Tournament. (April 2)
10 HRs (3 slams), No-Hitter on Day 2 Mastenbroek Tournament. (April 1)

Previous news 2017.

New Zealand wins Challenge Cup. (Feb. 18)

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