Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches fourth win.

In  the 51st (rainouts included) of the tournament, Europe faced the CPBL representatives. In a game that was rather close, Europe showed some resilience as the team managed to stay in the lead after every rally of the Taiwanese.  A solid outing by Marc Habeck was the foundation for the 7-6 win.  With France's Marc Habeck on the mound, …

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Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe no match for CPBL

After a surprising rout of the KBO, team Europe wasn't quite a match for the CPBL representatives. The foundation of the loss was built in the first two innings when the CPBL scored seven runs. Eventually Europe lost 14-4. Starting pitcher Taylor Clemensia recorded two quick outs in the first inning but then could not …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Sensational win for Europe with double digits

That baseball is an unpredictable game was proven by team Europe and the KBO today.  The KBO had won 9 games out of 13, Europe only won 2 out of 13. But the unthinkable happened in the first two innings. Europe scored six runs in the first inning and four in the second to take …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Japanese teams still out of Europe’s league

After yesterday's 15-9 defeat against NPB West, team Europe did not stand a chance vs the East team of the NPB. The Japanese pitcher Ryosuke Miyaguni allowed only one run on four hits in seven innings. The farm hand of the Yomiuri Giants issued two walks and struck out four. In yesterday's game, team Europe …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe secures first tie

In an exciting game that was tied for the biggest part, Europe gave away a one run lead in the final at bat of Chinese Taipei. A solo homerun by pinch hitter Du Li Xuan brought the Taiwanese next to the Europeans. Europe took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and added two more in …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe beaten up

In a matchup between the team that had won all games but one and the team that lost all games but two, the battle was quite unequal. The NPB West did not have a hard time vs Europe as they won 13-1. Taylor Clemensia struggled through the first inning. With four walks and three hits given up …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe keeps pace for five innings

Yesterday team Europe faced the KBO representatives. For five innings team Europe could keep pace and even took a two run lead, but in the sixth inning the defense collapsed  and the Koreans walked away with the 9-4 win. Europe had a gritty start as it opened the score in the top of the first inning. …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: NPB East out of Europe’s league.

The Japanese teams seem to be out of team Europe's league. Team Europe started with the best possible lineup (hitting wise) as the first six in the lineup all had a +.300 batting average at the start of the game. After four innings the team trailed 4-0 even though the offense collected as many hits …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Ouch! KBO routs Europe 9-0

Just when you write that Europe is playing good baseball and doesn't commit a lot of errors, they are routed in their next game. The KBO delegation was too strong for team Europe, who were outhit and outscored by the Koreans. It was a game in which every European pitcher allowed at least one run …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches second win

Apparently team Europe likes to play teams from Taiwan. A few days ago, the team clinched the first win vs the CPBL team and today it beat Chinese Taipei. For a long time the game was tied. In every inning that the opponent scored the Europeans scored as many runs. But an offensive outburst in …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: No blow out score but Europe does not stand a chance vs NPB West

In a game in which team Europe collected more hits than their opponent, the opponent (NPB West) was more clutch.  Even though the Europeans were not blown away, they never stood a chance and fell to the Japanese team 10-5. The foundation for today's loss was laid in the fourth inning. Taylor Clemensia started well …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe gives it away in final two innings

After a day of rest, team Europe took on the NPB East team (which is a kind of all star team of the NPB Ni-Gun League (minor league) of the NPB's Central League (one of the two Japanese Major Leagues). The Europeans managed to tie the game after trailing by three runs but eventually gave it …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches first win

In the third game of team Europe, they "hosted" the rerpesentatives of the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League from Taiwan). Team Europe came back from a 2-0 deficit to take a five run lead. Even though the CPBL scored some runs, Europe could keep the team at bay and won 9-5. Chinese Taipei had a …

Asia Winter Baseball League: Good game by Europe ends with anticlimax

For 8.5 innings team Europe kept Chinese Taipei in check as the score was 2-2 after the top of the ninth inning. But eventually Chinese Taipei walked off with the win in a game in which both teams could have walked off as a victor. A day after the rained out game between Europe and …

Asia Winter Baseball League: Europe loses first game but manages to score nine

In their first game of the 2016 Asia Winter League Baseball, team Europe fell 14-9 vs the representatives of the KBO. Europe's starting pitcher Daniel Alvarez was hit hard. In the first inning he gave up five runs and in the second inning he gave up four more without recording an out even though one …

A few changes on European roster for AWBL

On November 4 you could read the roster of the European team that will participate in this year's Asia Winter Baseball League on this blog. Today the WBSC, the governing body of baseball and softball in the world,released the definite roster. Compared to the roster that I found on baseball.it, there are a few changes. …

AWBL roster team Europe released

According to baseball.it the roster of team Europe, that will participate in the Asia Winter Baseball League in Taiwan, has been released. The team with some of the biggest talents in Europe contains a couple of surprises. First of all the manager. Last year the team was under the helm of Italian manager Gilberto Girali, …

Asia Winter Baseball League evaluation with Ivan Rodriguez

After covering almost every game of team Europe during the Asian Winter Baseball League, Yankeebiscuitfan’s Dutch Blog has interviewed former manager of HCAW from Bussum and current manager of the Buchbinder Legionaere from Regensburg, in an attempt to evaluate the participation and the creation of the European team in the Asia Winter Baseball League in …