Rogier van Zon of the Dutch Honkbalsite reports on Thursday about three planned exhibition games for the Dutch National Team in the next couple of months. We already knew about the series between the Netherlands and Italy during the first round of the IBAF Baseball World Cup in September, as both teams have a bye due to hosting round two. We now also know the locations for the two games in Holland.
Game one will be on Tuesday, September 8th in Bussum, home of the Hoofdklasse club MR COCKER HCAW (tickets already available). One day later the two European Baseball power houses will meet at the ballpark of the PSV Eindhoven. Both games are scheduled to start at 8pm CET. The two teams will travel to Italy afterwards to conclude the series in Godo and Ravenna.
They also announced the date for an exhibition game in front of the upcoming World Port Tournament in Rotterdam. On July 1st the team of head coach Rod Delmonico will square off with the Under-21 squad of the Netherlands at the Ookmeer Sportpark in Amsterdam. First pitch is scheduled for 7pm CET.
Exhibition Schedule Dutch National Team:
19:00 Dutch Under-21 Team vs. Netherlands (in Amsterdam)
July 2 to 12:
World Port Tournament in Rotterdam
20:00 Netherlands vs. Italy (in Bussum)
20:00 Netherlands vs. Italy (in Eindhoven)
TBA Italy vs. Netherlands (in Godo)
TBA Italy vs. Netherlands (in Ravenna)