2020 CEB cup goes to Sénart

On their website, the Templiers de Sénart announced they have been appointed the organization of the 2020 CEB cup. The French runner up will host an international tournament like this for the first time. The Templiers de Sénart was the runner up in this year's French championship as they fell to the Rouen Huskies in …

2019 national champions in Europe

In the past two years, you could read an overview of the national champions in Europe. The Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to continue with that, so here is the 2019 edition. Austria: The Dornbirn Indians took a 2-0 lead over the Vienna Metrostars, with convincing victories (6-1 and 9-2) in the first weekend of …

2019 Olympic Qualifier: Watch the Netherlands @ Italy here

On the final day of the Olympic Qualifier, the Netherlands is hosted by Italy in another of many confrontations between the two countries. So far, the Dutch won the most contests. The winner will have the right to participate in the last qualifier that will take place in Taiwan, early 2020. The direct ticket to …

2019 European Championship: Dutch dominate Italy in final

In the twenty-sixth European Championship final between Italy and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the latter stayed at the right side of the score. One big inning was enough for the Dutch to clinch their twenty-third European Championship.  In the first three innings not much happened as both pitchers, Luis Lugo for Italy and Donny …

2019 European Championship: Spain clinches third place

In the battle for third place, a Spanish team with mainly players from South and Central America and an Israeli team with mainly players from the USA played a crazy and high scoring game in which Spain stayed at the right side of the score. Thirteen extra-base hits led to a 16-11 score.  In the …

2019 European Championship: Austria just falls short vs Great Britain

In the battle for ninth place, debuting Austria and Great Britain took on each other. Austria that surprised the European Baseball community by staying in the A Poule as they left Croatia and Sweden behind them, wasn't able to pull off another stunt as they fell to Great Britain 11-9. In a high-scoring game, Great …

2019 European Championship: Czechs clinch fifth spot with the long ball

In the battle for fifth place and thus a spot in the upcoming European/African Baseball Olympic Qualifier, Germany took on the Czech Republic. In a close game  the Czech Republic eventually stayed at the right side of the score: Germany took a quick lead in the second inning. Erik Brenk scored all the way from …

2019 European Championship: Watch the final here

Today is the final day of the 2019 European Championship. The eternal rivals Italy and the Netherlands will face each other in the final. Italy will have the home-field advantage. Of the twenty-five times both countries faced each other in the final, the Dutch prevailed sixteen times, Italy nine. In total, Italy has won ten …

2019 European Championship, day 8

On the eighth day, the following games were scheduled. Play downs: Croatia @ Great Britain. Consolation round: Belgium @ Czech Republic, Germany @ France. Semi-finals: Spain @ the Netherlands and Italy @ Israel. Play downs:  Great Britain  5  -  1  Croatia  A two-run first inning and a one-run second inning set the tone for the …

2019 European Championship: Dutch must go deep but reach final

This game was a semi-final worthy. In a real pitching duel, the Dutch lineup was kept in check by Lowuin Sacramento. He limited the Dutch to two hits in seven innings. It took the Dutch until the eighth inning to get through and take a 1-0 lead that proved to be enough for the win. …

Watch Spain @ the Netherlands here

In the first semi-final, Spain will take on the Kingdom of the Netherlands. So far the Netherlands has won all thirty-six games. But in the last few years, Spain has improved tremendously, mainly because of the many import players from South America and Central America. Spain reached the semi-finals as they finished second in group …

2019 European Championship, day 7

On the seventh day of the 2019 European Championship, the following games were scheduled.  In the play downs:  Sweden @ Great Britain and Croatia @ Austria In the quarter-finals: France @ Israel, Belgium @ Kingdom of the Netherlands, Czech Republic @ Spain and Germany @ Italy Play downs:  Sweden  2  -  12  Great Britain Despite …

2019 European Championship: Dutch win slugfest in five

In the quarter-finals of the 2019 European Championship, the Kingdom of the Netherlands clinched an easy win as they walked over Belgium in five innings with a 17-2 score. Belgium started well as they scored twice in the first inning. Leonel Reina led off with a double down the left field line, followed by a …

Watch Belgium @ the Netherlands here

Today, the Kingdom of Netherlands will take on its neighboring country Belgium in the quarter-finals. Since the 1930s both countries have played games against each other. Belgium won a game or two but in general, the Dutch prevailed. In 1967, Belgium even managed to win the European Championship, when it hosted the tournament. It must …

2019 European Championship: Day 6

On the sixth day, two games were scheduled: Great Britain @ Austria and Sweden @ Croatia.   Great Britain  1  -  6  Austria After three quick British outs in the first inning, Austria rallied for a big inning. Moritz Scheicher led off with a solo home run, Benjamin Salzmann doubled after two walks and drove in …

2019 European Championship: Day 5

On the last day of the rounds-robin, the following games were scheduled: Belgium @ Italy, Spain @ Austria, Great Britain @ Sweden, the Netherlands @ Israel, Croatia @ France, Czech Republic @ Germany and the last part of the suspended game between the Netherlands and Great Britain.  Belgium  4  -  11  Italy Belgium wasn't a …

2019 European Championship: Dutch brush aside Israel and Great Britain

Two innings with an offensive outburst, were enough for the Kingdom of the Netherlands to shove aside Israel. The Middle East team was unbeaten until today. Israel took a 2-0 lead but eventually the Dutch bested them 13-4. The remainder of the suspended game vs Great Britain was won 10-2. With good ole' Rob Cordemans …

Watch the Netherlands @ Israel here

Today, the Kingdom of the Netherlands takes on the only unbeaten team in group A, Israel. So far both teams faced each other twice. During the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Israel won the game in the round-robin in group A by 4-2. In the second round, both countries faced each other again. This time the …