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 …

Jan Tomek joins Munich-Haar Disciples for 2018

German First Bundesliga club Munich-Haar Disciples announced today they have signed Czech national team player Jan Tomek for the 2018 season. Last year, Tomek joined Curaçao Neptunus to pitch for the farm team, but due to many injuries, Tomek pitched the biggest chunk of the season for the flagship team. A few weeks ago, a …

Munich-Haar Disciples and head coach part ways

German first Bundesliga club Munich-Haar Disciples announced on their website the club will part ways with head coach Don Freeman. Not because of the bad results but only because of important family matters he has to deal with. Despite a positive start of the season and the accomplishment of the goals set, the Disciples and …

Pickles UVV attracts new manager

Dutch hoofdklasse club Pickles UVV has acquired a new manager. After Ferenc Jongejan hung up his coaching spikes at the end of the 2016 season, the club needed to look for a new skipper. They found their man in Ty Eriksen. Despite his young age (32) Erikson has quite some experience as a manager/coach. He …

Munich-Haar Disciples establish baseball academy

The Munich-Haar Disciples announced today that the Bundesliga team has established a baseball academy. Leader of this academy will be Chris Howard, former catcher of the Regensburg Legionaere, whith whom he won five German titles. Howard recently hung up his spikes at the age of 27. According to the former German international, he was forced to …

Future of ELB may not be as gloomy as it looks like, part 2

About two months ago you could read here that the future of the Euro League Baseball does not look as bad as you might think. Today the league confirmed this in a press release. In the press release, ELB president Wim van den Hurk stated that the league will continue in 2017. Finally the Dutch …

Future of ELB may not be as gloomy as it looks like

When Jan Esselman and the CEB threatened to ban L&D Amsterdam Pirates from the European Champions Cup, Amsterdam Baseball withdrew from the Euro League Baseball. L&D Amsterdam Pirates was the main supplier of players to Amsterdam Baseball. Since Esselman allegedly adapted some CEB rules single-handed, L&D Amsterdam Pirates did not have a choice but to …

Disciples get their revenge for dramatic loss of yesterday

Munchen-Haar Disciples  9  –  2  Draci Brno After their dramatic loss vs Draci Brno, the Munich-Haar Disciples needed a win. With their best pitcher back in Munich-Haar, due to professional obligations, the other pitchers of the Disciples did a fine job today. In the first inning both teams scored once but from there, Gregory Hendrix, …

Draci Brno wins in dramatic fashion

Munich-Haar Disciples  4  -  5  Draci Brno While the Munich-Haar Disciples aren’t doing very well in the German competition and lost both ELB games vs Regensburg (after Regensburg lost one game vs Draci Brno), one would expect that Draci Brno would be no match for the Munich-Haar Disciples. But in this game, nothing looked like that. …

Hoofdklasse baseball: A more attractive league… But how and at what cost?

In the past five years it was rather easy to predict the top four in the Dutch Hoofdklasse baseball competition. Most of the time, Neptunus, Pirates, Kinheim and Pioniers were the ones that decided who would become the Dutch champion.  To change this the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB for short), is trying to …

Slugfest in Regensburg as Legionäre beat Disciples

Tonight the first matchup between the two German participants in the Euro League Baseball was played. In Regensburg, the Legionäre hosted the Munich-Haar Disciples in almost arctic temperatures. In the game the hitters on both sides were very agressive, resulting in more than thirty hits in total. The score went back and forth and because …

Munich-Haar Disciples unfold plans for near future

Last week, German first Bundesliga club Munich-Haar Disciples held a press conference yesterday in which the club presented the plans for the coming three years. Chairman Todd Covell, player/coach Mitch Stephan and new hired PR manager David Jauss, informed the local press and answered their questions. The main announcement was the one that the Disciples has turned into …