Mike Bolsenbroek leaves Regensburg, Jan Tomek fills the void

According to the website of the Regensburg Legionäre, their ace Mike Bolsenbroek turns his back on the club to join the three-time German champion, Heidenheim Heideköpfe. According to head coach Tomas Bison the Legionäre have tried everything to change his mind but the offered contract wasn't financially attractive to continue his stay with Regensburg.  "It …

European Champions Cup 2018: Rouen Huskies reaches semi-finals

After stunning L&D Amsterdam Pirates yesterday, the Rouen Huskies proved to be no fluke today as they beat the Heidenheim Heideköpfe 6-2 to clinch a spot in the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup. No big inning but a regular victory as the Huskies scraped up their runs in the first, the third, the fourth, the …

European Champions Cup 2018: Day two

The second day was clearly a day of surprises. In the first game, L&D Amsterdam Pirates was blown away by the Rouen Huskies. But in the second game of today, the Heidenheim Heideköpfe stunned A.S.D. Rimini Pirates by beating them 3-1. Fortitudo Bologna put T&A San Marino on the rack as they won A.S.D. Rimini …

European Champions Cup 2018: day one

The European Champions Cup 2018 started today. The following games were scheduled: Draci Brno @ Fortitudo Bologna, Rouen Huskies @ A.S.D. Rimini Pirates, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and T&A San Marino @ Curaçao Neptunus Draci Brno  1  -  4  Fortitudo Bologna In the opening game of the tournament, Draci Brno starting pitcher Wesley Roemer, kept …

Chance to win two general admission passes for European Champions Cup

Next week (June 6 - June 10), Curaçao Neptunus will organize the annual European Champions Cup, the European championship baseball for clubs. The club wanted to organize the event as part of its 75th anniversary. As a baseball fan in Europe, you have the opportunity to win a general admission pass which is valued at …

Groups for European Champions Cup set

The European Baseball Confederation (CEB) has drawn the teams for the two groups for the upcoming European Champions Cup which will be played in Rotterdam next year. Reigning champion Curaçao Neptunus will face two opponents from the Italian Serie A1 (recently the Italian Baseball Federation (FIBS) decided to fold the Italian Baseball League). Neptunus will be …

European Champions Cup 2018 awarded to Curaçao Neptunus

The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has announced that the organization of the 2018 European Champions Cup has been awarded to Curaçao Neptunus. For the club from Rotterdam, it is a nice addition to the celebrations of its 75th anniversary. The current European and Dutch champion organized this tournament for the last time in 2015 when …

Overview of national champions in Europe in 2017

Here is an overview of this year's baseball champions of European countries as far as the available information allows me to write something about it. Austria: In the ten-team Baseball League Austria, the reigning champion Attnang-Puchheim Athletics took on the Vienna Wanderers. The Athletics won the first two games at home but fell twice to …

European Champions Cup: Thursday, June 2

On the third day of the European Champions Cup the following games were scheduled: Heidenheim Heideköpfe vs Fortitudo Bologna,  Regensburg Legionäre vs L&D Amsterdam Pirates, T&A San Marino vs Curacao Neptunus and Kotlarka Prague vs A.S.D. Rimini Pirates. Despite not making it to the semi-finals, the German teams left a good impression for sure. Buchbinder Legionäre …

2016 European Champions Cup: Tuesday, May 31

Today the European Champions Cup (ECC for short) has started in Rimini and San Marino, both located  on the east shore of the Italian peninsula. Group A will play in San Marino and contains the following teams: Curacao Neptunus (NED) Fortitudo Bologna (ITA) T&A San Marino (SM) VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe (GER) Group B will play in …

Groups of new European Cup: Curacao Neptunus in tough group

The European Cup for club teams will be played in Rimini (Italy ) in 2016. A second facility is still up in the air, but it is very likely that San Marino will be the second host because a second ball field is needed so all games can be played in time. The Rimini Pirates …

Mixed results for German ELB members on Saturday, September 5

In a best of five series, where the score was tied at one game each, Buchbinder Legionäre's Mike Bolsenbroek shut out the current German champion Solingen Alligators. In nine innings Bolsenbroek gave up six hits, two walks and fanned six. His oppenent, Enorbel Marquez Ramirez, pitched seven innings and gave up two runs (none earned) on six …

European Cup 2015: Results of day two from Rotterdam and Paris

Due to other obligations, I will focus on the Dutch teams. The opening game of day two in Paris was a big one, between T&A San Marino and L&D Amsterdam Pirates.  UnipolSai Bologna had an easy one vs Brest Zubrs and another exciting game was scheduled for the night between Solingen Alligators and PUC. T&A …

European Cup 2015: Results from Rotterdam and Paris

This morning the European Cup started in Rotterdam and in Paris. Draci Brno @ Templiers de Sénart 0 - 2 In a game that came close to a pitchers duel, the only two runs of the game came in the bottom of the second inning. With Rolando Merino at second base, Felix Brown singled down …

KNBSB kicks off new season by presenting 2015 national baseball team

Yesterday, the Dutch baseball and sofball federation (KNBSB) kicked off the new baseball season with a presentation of the Dutch national team. A few new faces could be recognized next to the similar ones. The plans for the future were also presented. The training program of the Dutch national team will be expanded from two …