2019 European Championship: Austria just falls short vs Great Britain

In the battle for ninth place, debuting Austria and Great Britain took on each other. Austria that surprised the European Baseball community by staying in the A Poule as they left Croatia and Sweden behind them, wasn't able to pull off another stunt as they fell to Great Britain 11-9. In a high-scoring game, Great …

2019 European Championship, day 8

On the eighth day, the following games were scheduled. Play downs: Croatia @ Great Britain. Consolation round: Belgium @ Czech Republic, Germany @ France. Semi-finals: Spain @ the Netherlands and Italy @ Israel. Play downs:  Great Britain  5  -  1  Croatia  A two-run first inning and a one-run second inning set the tone for the …

2019 European Championship, day 7

On the seventh day of the 2019 European Championship, the following games were scheduled.  In the play downs:  Sweden @ Great Britain and Croatia @ Austria In the quarter-finals: France @ Israel, Belgium @ Kingdom of the Netherlands, Czech Republic @ Spain and Germany @ Italy Play downs:  Sweden  2  -  12  Great Britain Despite …

2019 European Championship: Day 6

On the sixth day, two games were scheduled: Great Britain @ Austria and Sweden @ Croatia.   Great Britain  1  -  6  Austria After three quick British outs in the first inning, Austria rallied for a big inning. Moritz Scheicher led off with a solo home run, Benjamin Salzmann doubled after two walks and drove in …

2019 European Championship: Day 5

On the last day of the rounds-robin, the following games were scheduled: Belgium @ Italy, Spain @ Austria, Great Britain @ Sweden, the Netherlands @ Israel, Croatia @ France, Czech Republic @ Germany and the last part of the suspended game between the Netherlands and Great Britain.  Belgium  4  -  11  Italy Belgium wasn't a …

2019 European Championship: Dutch brush aside Israel and Great Britain

Two innings with an offensive outburst, were enough for the Kingdom of the Netherlands to shove aside Israel. The Middle East team was unbeaten until today. Israel took a 2-0 lead but eventually the Dutch bested them 13-4. The remainder of the suspended game vs Great Britain was won 10-2. With good ole' Rob Cordemans …

2019 European Championship, day 4

On the fourth day of the 2019 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: France @ Belgium, Israel @ Great Britain, Austria @ Croatia, Italy @ Spain, Sweden @ Czech Republic and Germany @ the Netherlands.  France  12  -  2  Belgium A tough loss for Belgium. The tiny country did not stand a chance against …

2019 European Championship, day 3

On the third day of the European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Austria @ Italy, Great Britain @ Czech Republic, Belgium @ Croatia, Sweden @ the Netherlands, France @ Spain and Israel @ Germany.  Austria  1  -  10  Italy In the opening game of today, Italy took on debuting Austria. Of course, the Austrians did …

2019 European Championship, day 2

On another day plagued by rain, the following games were scheduled: Belgium @ Spain, Sweden @ Israel, France @ Austria, Czech Republic @ Netherlands, Croatia @ Italy and Great Britain @ Germany.   Belgium  5  -  13  Spain  Belgium was no match for Spain. Three home runs in the first inning set the tone for …

2019 European Championship, day 1

On the first day of the 2019 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Spain @ Croatia, Israel @ Czech Republic, Austria @ Belgium, Italy @ France, the Netherlands @ Great Britain and Germany @ Sweden. On the first day, Pluvius had a negative influence on the games as several of them dealt with rain …

Watch Netherlands @ Great Britain here

Today, the Dutch will play their opening game vs Great Britain in Solingen. In the previous ten matchups between the two countries, the Netherlands stepped off the field as the victor. In the last edition, in 2016, the Dutch finished the game in seven innings as they beat the Brits 11-1. The game will be …

U23 European Championship 2019: Dutch suffer loss in first game

On the first day of the U23 European Championship Baseball in Prague, Czech Republic, the Dutch took on Great Britain. But the Brits handed the Dutch an unexpected loss mainly because Dutch hoofdklasse pitcher Paul Kirkpatrick outmatched them. Team Great Britain won 2-1. Kirkpatrick, born in London, but raised in the US, was practically unhittable …

Groups of upcoming European Championship

If everything had happened according to the original schedule, the European Championship would have been played this year. But with baseball becoming an Olympic Sport in Japan, the WBSC Europe (former CBE) decided to push back the tournament so it can serve as pre-qualifier for the Olympic Games. The tournament will be played in 2019 …

U-18 European Championship 2018: Great Britain no match for Dutch

Only five innings was what the Dutch needed to shove aside Great Britain. The Kingdom of the Netherlands showed no mercy as the team outscored their opponent 21-2 and outhit them 15-4. Eight of the twenty-one runs the Dutch scored were unearned thanks to the five errors the British defense committed.  After a slow start …

U-12 European Championship: Easy win for the Netherlands

The Dutch team had a solid start at the U-12 European Championship. Austria didn't stand a chance as it was beaten in four innings 19-4. The Dutch had a modest start as they scored one run in the first inning when Otis Ward crossed home plate on a wild pitch. But in the second inning …

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 …