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Dutch Major League Standings


With some downtime in the Dutch Major League, it is time to see how the season is going so far. All teams have played at least 24 games of their season 36 game season, while others have played as many as 30. The two top teams L&D Amsterdam and Curacao Neptunus both competed in the European Champions Cub with Neptunus actually winning it.

Currently L&D Amsterdam is in first place with a 20-4 record. Trailing right behind them is Curacao Neptunus at 18-5-1. These two are far ahead of the competition in the loss column, but they have played 6 games less than third place HCAW who currently sits at 17-11-2.

Despite playing in fewer games, both L&D Amsterdam and Curacao Neptunus have dominated the league offensively. They are the only two teams hitting above .300 as a team and lead the league in runs scored despite the fewer games.

Offensive League Leaders:

The league leader boards are littered with players from both leading teams.

Benjamin Dille  (NEP) is leading the league in hitting at a .435 clip. He also ranks second in on base percentage and 12th in slugging.

Gilmer Lampe (AMS) is second in the league in hitting at .397. He also leads the league in slugging (.632), on base percentage (.533), 3rd in runs scored (25), 5th in RBI (24), and 3rd in home runs (3).

A few others having solid years include Danny Rombley (AMS – .395/4/25), Melvin Purdue (TWI – .345 and leads league in total bases with 50), and so many more.

Pitching League Leaders:

Kevin Heijstek (AMS) leads the league in ERA at 1.24. He also ranks 4th in wins with 5 in just 8 starts. Heijstek’s teammate Rob Cordemans (AMS) is having a great year as well tied for the league lead in wins with 7. He also ranks 3rd in the league in ERA at 1.53. Both players will pitch in the World Port Tournament for the Netherlands.

Also pitching for the Dutch in the WPT will be Diego Markwell. Markwell is 2nd in the league in wins with 6, 2nd in the league in batting average against at .179, and 6th in ERA at 2.26.

For full hitting and pitching statistics click here.

Current Dutch Major League Standings:

  1. L&D Amsterdam 20-4
  2. Curacao Neptunus 18-5-1
  3. HCAW 17-11-2
  4. Hoofddorp Pioniers 14-12-1
  5. DSS 10-20
  6. Pickles UVV 7-17-3
  7. De Glaskoning Twins 6-23-1

Dutch Major League Standings

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Euro League Games Postponed


Some bad news for the new Euro League Baseball came down from the CEB (European Federation) notifying the league that players competing in the ELB will not be able to participate in the European Champions Cup. So the games this coming weekend between Amsterdam Baseball and Draci Brno will have to be postponed since some of the L&D Amsterdam Pirates play for Amsterdam Baseball.

The players will be allowed to play after the European Champions Cup, but scheduling may be an issue for the ELB since the teams already have a full slate of league games.  The ECC will take place the first week of June. The league has not announced if/when the games will be rescheduled.

Press Release Euro League Baseball

(Amsterdam)- The management of Euro League Baseball and Team Amsterdam have decided to postpone the games of Team Amsterdam which were scheduled for May 15 and 16.

The reason for this, is the odd move of CEB (European Federation) to inform L&D Amsterdam that its players may not be eligible to play European Cup (EC) games if they participate in the ELB.

Rule:
All the players participating in the European Cups shall be:
– regularly registered with their club.
– regularly registered in the national competition with their club the running year, with which they participate in the European Cup competition. The player is not allowed to play for another team in the running year till the start of the European Cups.
In case of a complaint, the information received by C.E.B. from the National Federation, will rule.

The original reason for the introduction of the rule was to ban competition fraud, which is not the case in this particular situation. In the past, there has been similar situations which didn’t lead to disqualification. It’s comparable with college players returning to their parent club in Europe.

Despite we’re convinced that the rule is misused to put pressure on L&D Amsterdam to drop out, we can’t ask the team’s management to take the risk of losing players’ eligibility.

This is a big disappointment since the KNBSB (Dutch Federation) recently informed all involved parties that it agreed on the participation of its members in Team Amsterdam.

It’s still not clear why the turnaround in the approach of the CEB came so unexpected and not before this weekend, while they previously informed us that they would follow the National Federations.

We’ll keep you informed about any developments regarding team Amsterdam and are grateful for the big support we’ve received. We still believe the team would be a great addition for European baseball and its fans.

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