U15 European Championship 2017: Germany clinches European title

Staying undefeated in the round robin doesn't mean a thing. That is the lesson that has to be learned from this championship. The Dutch won all their games in the first round, while Germany lost the one vs Spain. Still, Germany beat the Dutch 4-2 in the final. Germany proved to be too strong for …

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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, …

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 15

In the super round three games were played today: Belgium vs Czech Republic, Germany vs Italy and Spain vs Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the relegation round, two games were played: Greece vs Russia and Great Britain vs Croatia.   Belgium  3  -  4  Czech Republic   In a game that needed ten innings to …

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: September 12

Today the following games were scheduled: Greece vs Croatia, Germany vs Russia, Great Britain vs Sweden, Italy vs Spain and France vs Belgium.   Croatia  10  -  0  Greece   Greece hosted Croatia but never was a match for the Croatians. After two innings Croatia had a 5-0 lead already. The achilles heel of the Greek …

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: KOTN vs Germany

In the final game of the day, Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted Germany.  In last week's final of the France International Baseball Tournament, both teams met before. In that game the Dutch won but they had to work for it as the score was only 5-3. This time it would not be a close game like …

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 …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Dutch win tournament by beating Germans in final

After three convincing victories with double digits, Kingdom of the Netherlands did not go the easy way this time. It took them until the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game after Germany had taken an early lead. The German pitching did fairly well as they kept the Dutch limited to "only" five …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Germany no match for Dutch

 Germany  4  -  12  Kingdom of the Netherlands  In the second game of the 2016 France International Baseball Tournament a.k.a. the Yoshida Challenge, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Germany this afternoon. With Diegomar Markwell on the mound, Germany took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. With one out, Lukas Jahn singled to …

France International Baseball Tournament teed off today

Today the France International Tournament or Yoshida Challenge teed off with the opening game between Germany and France. This tournament is a preparation for the upcoming European Cup in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. Next to Germany and France, also the defending champion the Netherlands and a team of internatonal stars are participating. The Dutch players representing …

WBC Qualifier 2: Czechs humiliate Germans

   Czech Republic   15   -   3   Germany    Another surprising result in the game in the losers bracket, between the Czech Republic and Germany. In the first inning the Germans took a 1-0 lead when Kent Matthes scored on Donald Lutz' sac fly to left field. But in the third inning …

Dutch to participate in France International Baseball Tournament together with Germany, France and international stars team

As defending champion, the Dutch team was already invited for the France International Baseball Tournament, that will be played in Sénart, home of the Templiers. Two years ago, the Dutch won the invitational by beating France in the final. Next to Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, the other two participants are Germany and a team …

Groups for 2016 European championship announced

The groups of the 2016 European Championship have been announced by the CEB (European basebal confederation). The tournament will be played in the super duper, brand new Park 21 in Hoofddorp, home of the Vaessen Pioniers. The European Championship will be played from September 9 through September 18. Twelve countries will participate. The current European …