Battle at the Castle Softball



Battle at the Castle - Winter 2019 

  BATC Winter 2019

 BATC Winter 2019 in Alkmaar!!!


For the fifth year in a row, we will be organizing the BATC Winter Edition.  This year, the tournament will take place at the Sportpaleis in Alkmaar, where it was held during the first Winter Edition in 2015.  On 21 & 22 December, four teams will compete for the championship.  Girls born after 1-1-2003 are eligible to play. 

The sign up is open and will remain open until 7 October.  After that, a selection will be made and teams will be formed.  The cost for participation is 70 euro.

Click on this link to sign up.  

For further questions or information, please send an email to  

Sportpalies Alkmaar
Terborchlaan 200
1816LE Alkmaar


Battle at the Castle - Summer 2019 

  BATC 2019



The Decathlon Breda BATC Softball 2019 took place from Saturday July 20 until Tuesday July 23, 2019 in Oosterhout, the Netherlands.

 It was another great tournament with great games, great players and a lot of new friendships.

The final standing:
1. Falcons
2. Cavaliers
3. Admirals
4. Bombers

Individual awards:
Best Hitter - Zia Stolk
Best Pitcher - Kayleigh van der Linden
Gold Glove - Elise Ooms
Rookie of the Year - Puk de Groot
Most Valuable Player - Finette Stokman

The Hedwig Rouwenhorst Award was presented to Sam Dekker. Sam had two knee surgeries in the last 8 months and played her heart out during the tournament. Another surgery is needed to take out the screws from her knees. She played the tournament in pain, but never complained, stayed positive and on top that played a heck of a tournament!


Battle at the Castle Softball


The Battle at the Castle is a summer softball tournament based in Oosterhout, The Netherlands. The first edition of the Battle of the Castle Softball Tournament was held in July 2014.   

Following the success of the BATC summer editions, the Battle at the Castle Winter Edition has been held every December since 2015.

The mission of the BATC Softball Tournament is to provide a first-class program dedicated to helping young athletes achieve their dreams of playing at the highest possible level. This tournament showcases some of the top talent in Europe while providing exciting entertainment for families and the Oosterhout community. The tournament is open for players from all over the world who share the passion for softball and want to make new friends through the sport.

During the tournament four teams, composed of individual players, competed for the glory and eternal honor!  Every year, this is four days of top softball!