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: Italy needs five innings to beat Czech Republic

In a rather ridiculous game, Italy was much too strong for the Czech Republic. Italy has a couple of power hitters on its squad but with the strong wind, almost every Italian player turned into a power hitter. The result was that eleven home runs were hit in this game. Nine by Italy, two by …

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 …

U-18 European Championship 2018: Relatively easy win for Dutch over Czechs

After a day of rest, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the Czech Republic. Until the seventh inning, the Czechs could keep pace with the Dutch but eventually, the Kingdom of the Netherlands walked away and won 9-5. In the first two innings, both teams kept each other in balance but in the third, …

Dutch fall to Czechs in semi-final

The Dutch fought like lions but in the end, they fell short to the team that has won multiple European championships (nine) and only failed to reach the final two times since 2002: The Czech Republic. In this game, the Czechs proved to be too strong as they won 10-5. After the Dutch had taken …

U-12 European Championship 2018: Dutch clinch hard fought victory over Germany

The final score did not really show the course of the game. The game was much closer than the score implicates. In the final inning, the Dutch scored two insurance runs to reach the final score of 4-1. A bases-loaded wild pitch in the first inning allowed the Dutch to score the opening run. Two …

U-12 European Championship: Easy win for the Netherlands

The Dutch team had a solid start at the U-12 European Championship. Austria didn't stand a chance as it was beaten in four innings 19-4. The Dutch had a modest start as they scored one run in the first inning when Otis Ward crossed home plate on a wild pitch. But in the second inning …

U12 European Championship 2017: Dutch no match for France

In a winner-takes-all game France bested the Netherlands 13-3 in six mercy rule innings. The Dutch let a 3-0 lead slip through their fingers. Both the hitting and the pitching did not work out today. The pitching was hit hard and the offense was kept in check by the French pitchers. The Netherlands took a …

European Championship: September 17

On the final full day of the European Championship, Italy faced the Czech Republic, Spain took on Germany and the Netherlands faced Belgium.   Czech Republic  2  -  3  Italy   In what would be a close game, Italy took an early lead when Alex Liddi hit a two out triple to right field and scored …

European Championship: September 16

A decisive day today in the relegation group. All teams were tied for first place, so the losers of today's game would move down to the B group of Europe.  Also a decisive day for Spain and Italy. If Spain beat Belgium, they are in the final. For Italy it was a must win game vs the …

European Championship: September 13

Today Russia took on Great Britain in a game with a somewhat surprising outcome. France was not beaten up but not really a match for Spain. Germany beat the Czech Republic. Italy needed seven innings vs Croatia and Belgium mashed Greece.   Great Britain  5  -  11  Russia   Quite a surprising score in the …

European Championship: Czech Republic no match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

In the final game of the Day, the Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted the Czech Republic. After the hard fought victory against Russia, the Dutch had to settle a score. In this game, Kalian Sams was the story of the game. He gave the Dutch a 3-0 lead thanks to a homerun to left field …

European Championship Baseball highlights

Play by play announcer Tim Collins sent me the links to several highlights of the games that have been played with this year's European Championship so far. Sweden vs Czech Republic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSiiw0mIGEc&feature=youtu.be Great Britain vs Germany https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub2-CDhdd7I&feature=youtu.be France vs Italy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zebEz84ajhQ&feature=youtu.be Germany vs Kingdom of rhe Netherlands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-CSnrLUKOw&feature=youtu.be Kingdom of the Netherlands vs Great Britain …

European Championship: September 11, 2016

On the third day of the European Championship the follwing games were scheduled: Czech Republic vs Sweden, Spain vs Croatia, Great Britain vs Germany, France vs Greece and Italy vs Belgium.   Croatia  0  -  6  Spain   In the first game of the day, Spain's victory never was in danger. Pitcher Lowuin Sacramento lasted seven …

European Championship: September 10, 2016

On day two of the European Championship in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, the following games were played: Sweden vs Russia, Spain vs Greece (the second mercy rule victory for the Spaniards), Czech Republic vs Great Britain, Italy vs France, Croatia vs Belgium and the Netherlands vs Germany.   Greece  1  -  12  Spain   Another mercy rule victory …

European Championship: September 9, 2016

On the opening day of the European Cup in the Netherlands, six games were played. No surprises as the Czech Republic blanked Russia, France beat up Croatia, Spain kicked teh butt of Belgium and Italy did not show any mercy with Greece. The only "normal" score was in the game between Germany and Sweden.   Sweden …