World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Israel clinches spot in main tournament

A minor leaguers laden Israeli team crushed Great Britain 9-1 in the WBC Qualifier in Brooklyn's MCU Park last night. For four innings the British could keep Israel at bay, but eventually the Isreali offense proved to strong. Thanks to this win, the team will advance to group B in Korea in next year's World …

World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Great Britain to face Israel for final spot in main tournament

In a very close game in which Great Britain had the lead from the third inning , a suicidal action by Brazil's Juan Carlos Muniz, who tried to steal third base, ended the game, leaving Brazil eliminated from the tournament.   Brazil  3  -  4  Great Britain   After two scoreless innings Brazil took a …

World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Great Britain slugs its way to semi final

It may not have come as a surprise that Great Britain beat Pakistan in the game of the losers bracket. But that it would be in seven innings and with a fourteen run margin, may. The British slugged their way to a 14-0 victory that eliminated Pakistan from the tournament. On Saturday, Great Britain will now …

World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Israel clinches win with four run seventh

In the nightcap of the first day of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn's MCU Park, it was much more of a game than the previous one between Brazil and Pakistan.  Both teams were pretty much each equal for the biggest part of the game until the bottom of the seventh innings when Israel …

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 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: Kingdom of the Netherlands vs Great Britain

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands is regarded as the big favorite to win this year's European Cup. To meet that expectation, the Dutch had to win vs Great Britain. The Dutch did what they had to do and won in seven inings.   Kingdom of the Netherlands  11  -  1  Great Britain    Diegomar Markwell …

WBC Brooklyn Qualifier rosters announced

The World Baseball Classic announced the rosters of the four participating countries in the Brooklyn Qualifier: Brazil, Great Britain, Israel and Pakistan.These four will take on each other from September 22 through September 25 at MCU Ballpark, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones (A Short Season affiliate of the New York Mets in the New York-Penn …

Trevor Hoffman to join UK WBC staff

And now for something completely different. This time no news about players from the Netherlands, Curacao or Aruba, nor about the Minor Leagues or the Yankees. With the World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4 (in Brooklyn NY) getting near rapidly, the Twitter account of the WBC (retweet) and the website of UK Baseball announced that former …

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 …

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: 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 …