Italian Serie A1 schedule published

While we are still waiting for the schedule of the Dutch Hoofdklasse season, the FIBS has posted the schedule of the 2020 Italian Serie A1 on its website. As written before, the season will start on Wednesday, July 8. In the first game that will be played this year, Nettuno 2 will host Godo Knights.  …

Persistent rumors Parma will land “Manny being Manny”

According to the Italian baseball website Baseballmania.eu, there are persistent rumors coming from the United States about Manny Ramirez coming to Italy and to Parmaclima Parma (Serie A1) in particular. After having announced his retirement twice, it would be the second time that he returns to baseball. In 2017, the former Boston slugger went to …

Only 7 clubs in Serie A1 for now

Late October, the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) announced a new plan in which the Serie A1 would grow from seven clubs (after Rimini withdraw before the start of the 2019 season) to twelve. But yesterday the federation announced the names of the clubs for the 2020 season. The number of clubs was nowhere …

European Champions Cup 2019: Neptunus ends in third place after forfeit

In the consolation game for the third and fourth spot, Curaçao Neptunus took revenge for the whipping the team got last night in the semi-final. Eventually, Neptunus won thanks to a forfeit. About how you will read below.  In the second inning, Neptunus laid the foundation for a solid victory over Pariclima Parma. With the …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 4

On day four of the ECC, the following games were scheduled:  Deurne Spartans @ Rouen Huskies, Parmaclima Parma @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals and UnipolSai Bologna @ Curaçao Neptunus.  Deurne Spartans  4  -  5  Rouen Huskies A very bitter loss for the Deurne Spartans. After the team took an unexpected 4-0 …

European Champions Cup 2019: Pirates to final with clear win

After the 2017 edition, in which Pirates barely stayed in the Champions Cup and ended at a disappointing seventh place, the team from Amsterdam reached this year's final thanks to a clear victory over Parmaclima Parma. In the first semi-final, L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Parma 8-4. Pirates continued the way they did all week, with …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 3

On the third day of the ECC, the following games were scheduled: Group A: Parmaclima Parma @ Bonn Capitals, Rouen Huskies @ Curaçao Neptunus Group B: Arrows Ostrava @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, UnipolSai Bologna @ Deurne Spartans. Parmaclima Parma  17  -  8  Bonn Capitals In a crazy game, the Bonn Capitals took a 7-0 lead …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 2

On the second day of the ECC, the following games were scheduled:  Group A: Bonn Capitals @ Curaçao Neptunus and Parmaclima Parma @ Rouen Huskies Group B: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Deurne Spartans and Arrows Ostrava @ UnipolSai Bologna. Bonn Capitals  4  -  14  Curaçao Neptunus Game report L&D Amsterdam Pirates  17  -  0  Deurne …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 1

On the first day of the European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled: Group A: Deurne Spartans @ Arrows Ostrava and Curaçao Neptunus @ Parmaclima Parma. Group B: Rouen Huskies @ Bonn Capitals and UnipolSai Bologna @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Deurne Spartans  2  -  17  Arrows Ostrava In every possible way, Arrows Ostrava was superior …

European Champions Cup 2019: Neptunus just stays at right side of score

  Curaçao Neptunus  2  -  1  Parmaclima Parma A narrow escape for Curaçao Neptunus in a very close game. The two starting pitchers, Orlando Yntema for Neptunus and Erly Casanova for Parma, kept the opponent in check very well. Yntema did a tad better as he shut out the opponent in seven innings, striking out …

European Champions Cup to start tomorrow

The European Champions Cup will start Tuesday, June 4. This year the tournament with the eight best European clubs will be played in Bologna and neighboring Castenaso. Champions Cup is a bit odd term as not only national champions are participating. Italy and the Netherlands are represented by two clubs each: their national champions and …

Another Curaçaoan hits Italian top league

Slowly, Italian teams signing players from the Dutch Kingdom isn't a novelty anymore. Last year, Gilmer Lampe and Kevin Kelly were (one) of the firsts. This year, Jarreau Martina and Alex Rodriguez will join Fortitudo Bologna and today, Parmaclima Parma announced that the team has acquired Curaçaoan Reangelo Beaumont. The intention of Parma was to …