Spain’s baseball “season” to be played in final four format

Spain's baseball season (División de Honor de Beisbol) should have started on April 4 but COVID-19 spoiled the RFEBS' (Royal Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation) party. Now the "season will be played in a final four format in Bilbao. According to Mundo Deportive (World of Sports), the sports center of El Fango de Bilbao will host the …

José Bautista may represent Spain in 2021 WBC

Pending on the fact if Spain will qualify for the main tournament, it was announced today that José Bautista may represent Spain in next year's World Baseball Classic.  https://twitter.com/CarlossRBB/status/1252633535745339392 It also depends on if Bautista will be called up for the Dominican team. If that is the case, he will play for the Dominican Republic …

WBSC suspends nine players after brawl

After Saturday's game between Spain and Italy (which was won by Spain), hell broke loose and both teams got involved in a brawl. As a result of this brawl, the WBSC studied the footage of the brawl and decided to suspend and fined nine players for a total of 67 games. The individuals suspended are …

2019 Olympic Qualifier, day 5

On the fifth and final day of the European/African Olympic Qualifier, the following games were scheduled: Israel @ South Africa, Kingdom of the Netherlands @ Italy and Spain @ Czech Republic.  Israel  11  -  1  South Africa The only way Israel could blow its ticket to Tokyo was by losing to South Africa. But Israel …

2019 Olympic Qualifier, day 4

On the fourth day of the Olympic Qualifier, the following games were scheduled: South Africa @ Kingdom of the Netherlands, Italy @ Spain and Czech Republic @ Israel.  South Africa  1  -  7  Kingdom o/t Netherlands  To keep the chance of qualifying alive, the Kingdom of the Netherlands did what it had to do: beating …

2019 Olympic Qualifier, day 3

On the third day of the Olympic Qualifier, the following games were scheduled: South Africa @ Czech Republic, Israel @ Italy and Spain @ Kingdom of the Netherlands. Besides these games, the remainder of the game between South Africa and Italy, that was rained out on Wednesday, was resumed.  Italy  10  -  4  South Africa …

2019 Olympic Qualifier: Dutch bounce back

For a long time, the Kingdom of the Netherlands had a hard time to walk away but eventually, in the seventh inning, the Dutch scored some insurance run that secured the 6-2 win.  Spain sent Holwuin Sacramento to the mound, the pitcher that made the Dutch life very hard during the European Championship's semi-final. But …

2019 Olympic Qualifier: Watch Spain @ the Netherlands here

After yesterday's heartbreaking loss vs Israel, it is up to the Dutch team to bounce back. Today the opponent is Spain, a country that has made the Dutch go deep in the past few times the both countries faced each other. In the European Championship's semi-final, the Dutch won by the smallest possible margin: 1-0. To …

2019 Olympic Qualifier, day 2

On day two of the Olympic Qualifier the following games were scheduled:  South Africa @ Spain, the Czech Republic @ Italy and the Kingdom of the Netherlands @ Israel.  South Africa  1  -  7  Spain After a strong part of a game vs Italy yesterday, South Africa appeared to continue to surprise the baseball community …

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: 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 …

Luis Sojo at the helm of Spanish national team

After Paco Figueroa was appointed as the Phillies outfield and baserunning coach of the Philadelphia Phillies, the Spanish national team was without a manager. But the Spanish baseball federation has found a successor who is more than capable. Former Major Leaguer Luis Sojo. Sojo had a thirteen-year career that brought him to Toronto Blue Jays, …

No European/WBSC team in Asia Winter League

Unlike the past three seasons, there will be no European team or representation of the WBSC in this year's Asia Winter League. The organization of the tournament did not disclose a reason. In 2015, a European All-Star team debuted in the Asia Winter League. They weren't quite successful. Sure the team won some games but …

Super 6 2018: Netherlands vs Spain rained out

After the game was postponed last night with a 3-0 lead for the Dutch, it continued this afternoon. To make a long story short: In the top of the ninth, the Dutch were leading 12-10 when the floodgates of heaven opened. Eventually, after about an hour and a half, the game was called and the …

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: 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 …