Europan U-19 team to play in Japan

Thanks to an invitation from Atsushi Furutachi, a European team with players younger than 19-years old, will head to Japan later this year. Europe will be represented by a 15-man roster that will play against top level high school players from October 23 through November 4. The ten day trip will take place in Fukuoka, …

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, …

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: 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 League: Despite solid outing by Rietel, Europe at the wrong side of score

Another solid outing by a Dutch pitcher, but once again Europe stayed at the wrong side of the score. The European lineup was totally kept on a leash by the Japanese pitching staff. Ren Kajya was one of the two pitchers that surrendered hits as he allowed three, walked two and struck out six in five innings. …

Asia Winter League: Game vs CPBL one inning too long

Lars Huijer had a great start for team Europe today. In the first five innings he kept team CPBL hitless. Okay, he hit a batter with a pitch and but he didn't give up a walk. But in the sixth, Lars gave up the first run to the Taiwanese team. Three hits towards the outfield …

Asia Winter League: Europe falls to KBO in close game

Despite getting a 5-1 lead and playing some solid defense, Europe couldn't hang on to it as they fell 8-6 to the KBO. Europe led off with a double by left fielder Urving Kemp to left field, followed by a single hit by Sebastiano Poma. A wild pitch by pitcher Jaeyong Cha allowed Kemp to …

Asia Winter League: Europe clinches another tie

In today's game between team Europe and the CPBL, both teams were each other's match for nine innings in runs, hits and errors. Owen Ozanich lasted five innings in whiche he gave up three runs on five hits and two walks. He also fanned four. It looked like if Europe would end up on the wrong …

Asia Winter League: KBO beats Europe 8-4

In this game Europe took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Urving Kemp led off with a single towards third base followed by a single through the middle of the infield, hit by Maick Ehmcke. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch by Sungki Min. A ground out towards first base …

Asia Winter League: Taiwan blanks Europe

After two good performances, team Europe couldn't keep the upward trent. In nine innings they were outscored 9-0 and outhit 14-5. Where they were more or less still in the game at the end of the eighth inning, trailing 5-0, the final blow was dealt in the top of the ninth. Pitcher Lukas Dickmann gave …