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, 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 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 …

2019 European Championship, day 4

On the fourth day of the 2019 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: France @ Belgium, Israel @ Great Britain, Austria @ Croatia, Italy @ Spain, Sweden @ Czech Republic and Germany @ the Netherlands.  France  12  -  2  Belgium A tough loss for Belgium. The tiny country did not stand a chance against …

2019 European Championship, day 3

On the third day of the European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Austria @ Italy, Great Britain @ Czech Republic, Belgium @ Croatia, Sweden @ the Netherlands, France @ Spain and Israel @ Germany.  Austria  1  -  10  Italy In the opening game of today, Italy took on debuting Austria. Of course, the Austrians did …

2019 European Championship, day 2

On another day plagued by rain, the following games were scheduled: Belgium @ Spain, Sweden @ Israel, France @ Austria, Czech Republic @ Netherlands, Croatia @ Italy and Great Britain @ Germany.   Belgium  5  -  13  Spain  Belgium was no match for Spain. Three home runs in the first inning set the tone for …

2019 European Championship, day 1

On the first day of the 2019 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Spain @ Croatia, Israel @ Czech Republic, Austria @ Belgium, Italy @ France, the Netherlands @ Great Britain and Germany @ Sweden. On the first day, Pluvius had a negative influence on the games as several of them dealt with rain …

U23 European Championship 2019: Belgium clinches third place

In a close game in which Belgium scored an insurance run only late in the game, France was beaten 2-0 in what was a pitching duel. After Belgium didn't stand a chance yesterday vs Germany, it recovered quite well from a 10-1 defeat. In the second inning, Benjamin Goffaux led off with a double, followed …

U12 European Championship 2019: Dutch humiliate Belgium

Today, the Dutch U12 team took on Belgium, that lost in five innings to Italy yesterday. Against the Netherlands, Belgium neither did stand a chance as the Dutch needed four innings to beat Belgium 24-2. With this victory, the Dutch qualified for the semi-finals.  With two outs in the first inning, the Dutch managed to …

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 …

Groups of upcoming European Championship

If everything had happened according to the original schedule, the European Championship would have been played this year. But with baseball becoming an Olympic Sport in Japan, the WBSC Europe (former CBE) decided to push back the tournament so it can serve as pre-qualifier for the Olympic Games. The tournament will be played in 2019 …

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: Czech Republic beats Belgium in slugfest

An entertaining game in which a lot happened. The score went back and forth and eventually, the Czech Republic stepped off the field as a victor as it beat Belgium 15-10.  Perhaps pitching wise it wasn't the best game of the tournament as both pitching staffs gave up many runs. But it was a game …

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 …