Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches fourth win.

In  the 51st (rainouts included) of the tournament, Europe faced the CPBL representatives. In a game that was rather close, Europe showed some resilience as the team managed to stay in the lead after every rally of the Taiwanese.  A solid outing by Marc Habeck was the foundation for the 7-6 win.  With France's Marc Habeck on the mound, …

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Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe no match for CPBL

After a surprising rout of the KBO, team Europe wasn't quite a match for the CPBL representatives. The foundation of the loss was built in the first two innings when the CPBL scored seven runs. Eventually Europe lost 14-4. Starting pitcher Taylor Clemensia recorded two quick outs in the first inning but then could not …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Japanese teams still out of Europe’s league

After yesterday's 15-9 defeat against NPB West, team Europe did not stand a chance vs the East team of the NPB. The Japanese pitcher Ryosuke Miyaguni allowed only one run on four hits in seven innings. The farm hand of the Yomiuri Giants issued two walks and struck out four. In yesterday's game, team Europe …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe secures first tie

In an exciting game that was tied for the biggest part, Europe gave away a one run lead in the final at bat of Chinese Taipei. A solo homerun by pinch hitter Du Li Xuan brought the Taiwanese next to the Europeans. Europe took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and added two more in …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe beaten up

In a matchup between the team that had won all games but one and the team that lost all games but two, the battle was quite unequal. The NPB West did not have a hard time vs Europe as they won 13-1. Taylor Clemensia struggled through the first inning. With four walks and three hits given up …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe keeps pace for five innings

Yesterday team Europe faced the KBO representatives. For five innings team Europe could keep pace and even took a two run lead, but in the sixth inning the defense collapsed  and the Koreans walked away with the 9-4 win. Europe had a gritty start as it opened the score in the top of the first inning. …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches second win

Apparently team Europe likes to play teams from Taiwan. A few days ago, the team clinched the first win vs the CPBL team and today it beat Chinese Taipei. For a long time the game was tied. In every inning that the opponent scored the Europeans scored as many runs. But an offensive outburst in …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: No blow out score but Europe does not stand a chance vs NPB West

In a game in which team Europe collected more hits than their opponent, the opponent (NPB West) was more clutch.  Even though the Europeans were not blown away, they never stood a chance and fell to the Japanese team 10-5. The foundation for today's loss was laid in the fourth inning. Taylor Clemensia started well …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe gives it away in final two innings

After a day of rest, team Europe took on the NPB East team (which is a kind of all star team of the NPB Ni-Gun League (minor league) of the NPB's Central League (one of the two Japanese Major Leagues). The Europeans managed to tie the game after trailing by three runs but eventually gave it …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches first win

In the third game of team Europe, they "hosted" the rerpesentatives of the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League from Taiwan). Team Europe came back from a 2-0 deficit to take a five run lead. Even though the CPBL scored some runs, Europe could keep the team at bay and won 9-5. Chinese Taipei had a …

Asia Winter League: Europe close to second win, bullpen falters

Today not a Dutch pitcher as a starter, but one from the French competition. But nevertheless a solid outing. Owen Ozanich  pitched through five innings in which he only gave up three hits and struck out four without surrendering a run. Europe on its turn scored three runs in the first two innings. With two …

Asia Winter League: Europe clinches another tie

In today's game between team Europe and the CPBL, both teams were each other's match for nine innings in runs, hits and errors. Owen Ozanich lasted five innings in whiche he gave up three runs on five hits and two walks. He also fanned four. It looked like if Europe would end up on the wrong …

Asia Winter League: NPB limits Europe to three runs

In today's game vs the NPB delegation, Maickel Rietel lasted four innings. He did a decent job as he allowed three runs on five hits, walked two and struck out one. After the fourth inning Rietel was replaced by Daniel Thieben. The 22-year old gave up two runs (one earned ) on one hit and …

Asia Winter League: Europe clinches first win

Another daily report of the Asia Winter League. Today team Europe clinched the first win of the Asia Winter Baseball League. Against the delegation of the NPB from Japan, to whom they lost 24-3 two days ago, the Europeans played a lot better this time. For three innnings neither teams did not score but in …

Asia Winter League: Europe recovers but loses still

After the 24-3 defeat vs the NPB talents, the European team did a lot better today. In another high scoring game, the Europeans took a 4-0 lead in the first inning. In the top of the second inning (yes Europe was the road team once again....), they extended their lead to six runs but the …

Asia Winter League: Europe no match for NPB

As manager Gilberto Gerali said: "A night to forget quickly." It sure is after a 24-3 defeat vs the NPB's delegation. No mercy rule was in place in this game, so the struggle lasted and lasted. In the third consecutive game in which the European team was the road team, the NPB delegation proved way …