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 …

Dreaming about MLB International

In an article built around an interview with the Baltimore Sun, previous commissioner of Major League Baseball Bud Selig, said the following: After nearly 22 1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation and ended with unparalleled prosperity,he predicted a future filled with more transformation, perhaps with expansion to other countries. …

European Cup 2014: Results of Day Seven

On day seven of the tournament, the Duch clinched a playoff spot by beating the French team 14-5. Sweden earned it's first win of the tournament by beating Greece 2-0. Both teams are tied for last place in the relegation group.  Sweden scored twice in the first inning and their  SP Joakim Klasson kept the …

European Cup 2014: Dutch win first game in second round

In the second round of the European Cup,the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of group A will play the numbers 1, 2 and 3 of group B. The two teams that finish on top after these games, will play in the championship game on Sunday. The Dutch took on the Germans in their first game …

European Cup 2014: Results of Day Two

No surprises on day two. There were a couple of mercy rule shortened games, a game that needed extra inings and a rain shortened game. Sweden and Great Britain led off the day at 9.30. They had to catch up yesterday's rained out game. The British won 7-1. Spain only needed six innings to beat …

European Cup 2014: Results of Day One

On day one, only one game was decided in less than nine innings. The Dutch had no mercy with Croatia. The first game in Regensburg (Sweden vs Great Britain) was rained out and has been rescheduled for tomorrow. The French beat the Germans 3-2, but the score could have been a lot bigger. In the …

European Cup 2014: Final roster of team Netherlands and Italy

The final roster for the Dutch has been published. To me there are some surprises. The last cuts have been made by manager Steve Janssen. After Roger Bernadina was called up to the Majors, one cut didn't have to be made. Now a second one doesn't need to be made. Juan Carlos Sulbaran has been …

France International Baseball Tournament: Dutch win not convincing

Tonight the Dutch got their "revenge" for the 12-8 loss vs France last night. The Dutch won 3-2, but the win wasn't convincing. The Dutch started with Rob Cordemans on the mound. The hero of the 2011 World Cup final recently burned his hand and was pulled after one inning in which he allowed one …