Mike Bolsenbroek leaves Regensburg, Jan Tomek fills the void

According to the website of the Regensburg Legionäre, their ace Mike Bolsenbroek turns his back on the club to join the three-time German champion, Heidenheim Heideköpfe. According to head coach Tomas Bison the Legionäre have tried everything to change his mind but the offered contract wasn't financially attractive to continue his stay with Regensburg.  "It …

Steve Janssen manager of German national team

In a surprising move, the DBV (German Baseball Federation) assured itself of the services of Belgian native and former Dutch national team manager Steve Janssen.  According to Mister-baseball.com, the 46-year old will start his assignment on January 1st, 2019. Janssen will also be responsible for the German U23 team. Janssen will replace Martin Helmig who …

Dohren Wild Farmers: Big in a small village

Ever since the Dohren Wild Farmers are back in the German highest league, the First Bundesliga, I have been intrigued with this club. How can a club from a tiny village be this competitive? Luckily, the club's press spokeswoman provided a lot of information and a link to the history part of the club's website. …

Super 6 2018: Day 5

Plenty of games scheduled today. First of all the regular games between Spain and Italy, Czech Republic and Germany and Kingdom of the Netherlands vs Belgium but also yesterday's rained out game between Spain and Kingdom of the Netherlands.  Czech Republic  4  -  5  Germany  In the game between the Czech Republic and Germany, both …

Super 6 2018: Belgium bests Germany in slow game

In one of the slowest games of the tournament, Belgium stayed at the right side of the score vs Germany. Germany came close in the final inning of the game but eventually, their offense fell short as Belgium beat the Germans 7-6. Germany took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning on …

Super 6 2018: Germany no match for Spain

Even though it wasn't a clubbing like the previous two games, team Germany was no match for team Spain which is stocked with players from Central America. Spain outhit the Germans 14-5 and beat them 9-1. By the time the Germans scored their sole run in the game, in the third inning, they trailed 4-0 …

Super 6 2018: Day one

Since the WBSC Europe pushed back the European Championship to 2019 because it will serve as pre-qualifier for the Olympic Games, the Super 6 tournament was organized. This tournament hosts the six best baseball and softball countries in Europe. The six best baseball countries are Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and the Kingdom …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Surprising win by Germany

Tonight, the Germans, who fell to the Kingdom of the Netherlands yesterday, stunted vs Cuba, the 25-time world champion. In a seesaw game, the Germans eventually prevailed as they clinched the surprising 5-4 win. Germany took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning that lasted until the top of the second when the Cubans …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Dutch do not have to go deep vs Germany

In their first game of the 2018 Haarlem Baseball Week, team Kingdom of the Netherlands did not have much trouble with their German opponent. Three Dutch pitchers combined for a 6-0 shutout and limited the Germans to three hits. After Japan beat Italy 1-0 in the opening game, the Dutch had it much easier against …

Dutch roster for Baseball Week Haarlem unveiled

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming Baseball Week Haarlem. The roster contains three players that will debut with the team. One of the debuting players is Misja Harcksen of De Glaskoning Twins. The other two are catcher …

U-12 European Championship 2018: Germany beats up Croatia

Normally this blog does not pay much attention to German Baseball, there are some exceptions of course, but this time the performance of the German U-12 could not be overlooked. The Germans, so far unbeaten, faced Croatia today. Until today, the Germans had not given up a run but today they finally gave up two. …

European Champions Cup 2018: Rouen Huskies reaches semi-finals

After stunning L&D Amsterdam Pirates yesterday, the Rouen Huskies proved to be no fluke today as they beat the Heidenheim Heideköpfe 6-2 to clinch a spot in the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup. No big inning but a regular victory as the Huskies scraped up their runs in the first, the third, the fourth, the …

European Champions Cup 2018: Day two

The second day was clearly a day of surprises. In the first game, L&D Amsterdam Pirates was blown away by the Rouen Huskies. But in the second game of today, the Heidenheim Heideköpfe stunned A.S.D. Rimini Pirates by beating them 3-1. Fortitudo Bologna put T&A San Marino on the rack as they won A.S.D. Rimini …

European Champions Cup 2018: Hard fought victory for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

An unexpected close game today between the Heidenheim Heideköpfe and L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Pirates had to go deep but eventually came back from trailing 2-0 and won 4-2. Kevin Heijstek wasn't sharp today. Before he knew it Heidenheim had taken a 2-0 lead in the first inning. In the six innings he lasted on the …

European Champions Cup 2018: day one

The European Champions Cup 2018 started today. The following games were scheduled: Draci Brno @ Fortitudo Bologna, Rouen Huskies @ A.S.D. Rimini Pirates, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and T&A San Marino @ Curaçao Neptunus Draci Brno  1  -  4  Fortitudo Bologna In the opening game of the tournament, Draci Brno starting pitcher Wesley Roemer, kept …

Wally Vrolijk caught for PED use

Wally Vrolijk, the 23-year-old Aruban pitcher of the Ulm Falcons (German Bundesliga) has been caught with traces of performance-enhancing drugs in his blood. As a result, the Falcons dismissed Vrolijk from all of his duties with the club.  After the first game vs the Saarlouis Hornets, Vrolijk had to undergo a blood test. the A …

Loek van Mil bounces back from two poor outings

After two previous two games in which he gave up five runs (four earned) and in which his ERA skyrocketed, Loek van Mil bounced back today with a decent outing. In a no-save situation, Loek kept the Melbourne Aces from scoring. In a game that was a lot closer than the final score made it …