2009 Hoofdklasse

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The 2009 Hoofdklasse season only contained one former major league player, Eugène Kingsale, a decline from three in 2008. The awards were dominated by foreign players with Canadian Ryan Murphy being named both MVP and Pitcher of the Year and Belgians Steve Janssen (Coach of the Year) and Benjamin Dille (Holland Series MVP) taking home the other major honors.

Neptunus won the 2009 Holland Series, returning to the title after missing two years in a row.

Other than Murphy, most of the league leaders were Dutch players with experience in the US minor leagues such as Kenny Berkenbosch (batting champion), Eugène Kingsale (former major leaguer, run leader), Vince Rooi (double leader), Danny Rombley (total bases leader), Wesley Connor (hit leader) and Diegomar Markwell (win co-leader).

Regular Season Standings[edit]

(Head coach in parantheses)

  1. DOOR Neptunus, 32-9 (Steve Janssen)
  2. L&D Amsterdam Pirates, 29-11 (Rikkert Faneyte)
  3. Konica Minolta Pioniers, 27-13 (Frank Koene)
  4. Corendon Kinheim, 26-16 (Eelco Jansen)
  5. Sparta/Feyenoord, 24-17 (Ludwig Bernadina)
  6. Mr. Cocker HCAW, 11-30 (Jurjan Koenen)
  7. ADO, 10-31 (Leo Voogd)
  8. MediaMonks RCH, 5-36 (Bernie Beckman)

Playoffs: Neptunus def. Kinheim, Pioniers def. Amsterdam

2009 Holland Series: Neptunus def. Pioniers

Award Winners[edit]

League Leaders[edit]

  • ERA: Ryan Murphy, Pioniers 0.89
  • Wins: Ryan Murphy, Pioniers; Diegomar Markwell, Neptunus & Kevin Heijstek, Neptunus 10
  • Innings: Ryan Murphy, Pioniers 110 2/3
  • Games: Pim Walsma, Amsterdam 27
  • Complete Games: Ryan Murphy, Pioniers 5
  • Saves: Pim Walsma, Amsterdam 10
  • Strikeouts: Ryan Murphy, Pioniers 104
  • Shutouts: Ryan Murphy, Pioniers; Kevin Heijstek, Neptunus & David Bergman, Kinheim 3