In a tie-breaker game of which the participation of Venezuela was rather controversial, Italy was kicked out of the tournament as the team blew a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth inning. After having beaten Venezuela on Sunday, Mexico was convinced that it would be the opponent of Italy in the tie-breaker game.… Continue reading WBC 2017: Italy ousted in tie-breaker game
Yesterday’s games were a real promotion for the World Baseball Classic. Exciting games in which the score went back and forth and the one of this morning with a perhaps unexpected outcome showed that this event is worth watching. Venezuela 11 – 10 Italy Yesterday, team Italy showed again that you cannot rule out the… Continue reading 2017 WBC: Exciting games a real promotion
In the decisive game between Cuba and Australia in group B, the Cubans stayed at the right side of the score. After trailing 4-1, the Aussies pushed and scored two runs but eventually, they fell short. For four innings not much happened. Both teams had runners in scoring position a few times but neither team… Continue reading Cuba beats Australia and advances to 2nd round, Italy stuns Mexico
In Ballparks Around the World, the Dutch Baseball Hangout pays attention to one of the venues of the upcoming World Baseball Classic: Estadio Charros de Jalisco, home of the Charros de Jalisco from the Mexican Pacific League. Estadio de Béisbol Charros de Jalisco is located in Zapopan, near Guadelajara in Mexico. The stadium was created… Continue reading Ballparks Around the World: Estadio Charros de Jalisco
Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?
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,… Continue reading AWBL roster team Europe released
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… Continue reading European Championship: September 17