Yesterday the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB) presented the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. But next to that roster, there is, what they call, a designated pool of pitchers. This designated pool of pitchers is a list with reserve players. Even though Kenley Jansen has… Continue reading Team Kingdom of the Netherlands: the roster behind the WBC roster
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,… Continue reading Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches fourth win.
That baseball is an unpredictable game was proven by team Europe and the KBO today. The KBO had won 9 games out of 13, Europe only won 2 out of 13. But the unthinkable happened in the first two innings. Europe scored six runs in the first inning and four in the second to take… Continue reading Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Sensational win for Europe with double digits
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… Continue reading Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe beaten up
Just when you write that Europe is playing good baseball and doesn’t commit a lot of errors, they are routed in their next game. The KBO delegation was too strong for team Europe, who were outhit and outscored by the Koreans. It was a game in which every European pitcher allowed at least one run… Continue reading Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Ouch! KBO routs Europe 9-0
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… Continue reading Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe gives it away in final two innings
After last year’s appearance, team Europe will return to Chinese Taipei to participate in the Asia Winter Baseball League. Last year team Europe debuted in this tournament with a tie. The team won one game and managed to get two more ties. Next to many talented players from the rest of Europe, some very talented Dutch… Continue reading Team Europe returns to Asia Winter Baseball League