European Champions Cup 2018: Draci Brno blows big lead…twice

They were close to pulling another stunt but eventually, they were not able to hold the lead. Draci Brno took a big lead twice, but as many times T&A San Marino managed to come back and win the game 12-11. In a game that did not really matter anymore as both teams were eliminated for …

European Champions Cup 2018: Regular victory for Curaçao Neptunus

After two big surprises today, Draci Brno wasn't able to stunt against Curaçao Neptunus. For four innings the Czech champion could keep pace but eventually, the team met their match in this game as they lost 7-2. In the first four innings, Radim Chroust allowed only one Neptunus runner on base. But in the fifth, Neptunus pushed for …

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 …

Chance to win two general admission passes for European Champions Cup

Next week (June 6 - June 10), Curaçao Neptunus will organize the annual European Champions Cup, the European championship baseball for clubs. The club wanted to organize the event as part of its 75th anniversary. As a baseball fan in Europe, you have the opportunity to win a general admission pass which is valued at …

Groups for European Champions Cup set

The European Baseball Confederation (CEB) has drawn the teams for the two groups for the upcoming European Champions Cup which will be played in Rotterdam next year. Reigning champion Curaçao Neptunus will face two opponents from the Italian Serie A1 (recently the Italian Baseball Federation (FIBS) decided to fold the Italian Baseball League). Neptunus will be …

European Champions Cup 2018 awarded to Curaçao Neptunus

The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has announced that the organization of the 2018 European Champions Cup has been awarded to Curaçao Neptunus. For the club from Rotterdam, it is a nice addition to the celebrations of its 75th anniversary. The current European and Dutch champion organized this tournament for the last time in 2015 when …

Overview of national champions in Europe in 2017

Here is an overview of this year's baseball champions of European countries as far as the available information allows me to write something about it. Austria: In the ten-team Baseball League Austria, the reigning champion Attnang-Puchheim Athletics took on the Vienna Wanderers. The Athletics won the first two games at home but fell twice to …

Czech pitcher to pitch in the Netherlands

Czech national team player, Jan Tomek will join Tridents, the "minor league" team of Curacao Neptunus from Rotterdam. After a year with the Buchbinder Legionaere from the German Bundesliga, he will try his luck in the Netherlands.  Last season, Tomek appeared in 16 games for the Legionaere from Regensburg, in which he posted an ERA …

Future of ELB may not be as gloomy as it looks like, part 2

About two months ago you could read here that the future of the Euro League Baseball does not look as bad as you might think. Today the league confirmed this in a press release. In the press release, ELB president Wim van den Hurk stated that the league will continue in 2017. Finally the Dutch …

Future of ELB may not be as gloomy as it looks like

When Jan Esselman and the CEB threatened to ban L&D Amsterdam Pirates from the European Champions Cup, Amsterdam Baseball withdrew from the Euro League Baseball. L&D Amsterdam Pirates was the main supplier of players to Amsterdam Baseball. Since Esselman allegedly adapted some CEB rules single-handed, L&D Amsterdam Pirates did not have a choice but to …

Disciples get their revenge for dramatic loss of yesterday

Munchen-Haar Disciples  9  –  2  Draci Brno After their dramatic loss vs Draci Brno, the Munich-Haar Disciples needed a win. With their best pitcher back in Munich-Haar, due to professional obligations, the other pitchers of the Disciples did a fine job today. In the first inning both teams scored once but from there, Gregory Hendrix, …

ELB games Amsterdam Baseball postponed

A sudden move by the CEB forced the managment of the Euro League Baseball to postpone the upcoming games between Amsterdam Baseball and Draci Brno.  It looks like the CEB does everything that is in her power to prevent the ELB from succeeding.  The Euro League Baseball League games between Amsterdam Baseball and Draci Brno …

Draci Brno wins in dramatic fashion

Munich-Haar Disciples  4  -  5  Draci Brno While the Munich-Haar Disciples aren’t doing very well in the German competition and lost both ELB games vs Regensburg (after Regensburg lost one game vs Draci Brno), one would expect that Draci Brno would be no match for the Munich-Haar Disciples. But in this game, nothing looked like that. …

Regensburg strikes back in second game

The second ELB game between Draci Brno and Regensburg Legionäre, was a close one again. Only in the fourth  inning the opening run was scored. This game had various faces. The quick one as it took a little bit more than an hour to play the first four innings and the slow one as it took more …

Draci Brno wins inaugural ELB game

  Regensburg Legionäre  1  -  4  Draci Brno    Tonight, the Buchbinder Legionäre took on Draci Brno in the Czech city for the very first game of the Euro League Baseball. The president of the European Association of Professional Baseball, Wim van den Hurk threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Lukas Jahn hit the very first hit …

Inaugural ELB season to start coming week

The inaugural season of the Euro League Baseball will start coming Tuesday when the Buchbinder Legionäre from Regensburg will visit Draci Brno for a two game series. In May 2015 the announcement of the ELB shook up the European baseball community. The inaugural season will start on April 19. To make this European professional league …

Euro League Baseball: Pirates will be the backbone of team Amsterdam

The Euro League Baseball released that team Amsterdam that will be run by the league itself, will contain players from L&D Amsterdam Pirates for a major part. Today the roster of the team was revealed by the ELB. Around twenty Hoofdklasse players have volunteered to play in this team. The rest of the team be …

Euro League Baseball will start but without Italian and Dutch teams

In January you could read here already that the number of participants of the Euro League Baseball was down to four. Back then it was still questionable if L&D Amsterdam Pirates would participate. But today it was announced that the club from Amsterdam will not participate, still because of a ban applied by the KNBSB …