U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 4

On the fourth day of the 2021 U23 European Championship, two relegation games and two semi-finals were scheduled. The relegation games: France @ Belgium and Ukraine @ Czech Republic. Semi-finals: Great Britain @ the Netherlands and Germany @ Italy. France  12  -  5  Belgium https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/08/27/u23-european-baseball-championship-belgium-loses-big-against-france/ Ukraine  0  -  15  Czech RepublicThe Czech Republic wasn't wasting …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 3

On the third day of the 2021 U23 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Ukraine @ the Netherlands, Belgium @ Germany, France @ Czech Republic, and Italy @ Great Britain. Ukraine  0  -  10  The Netherlands https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/08/26/u23-european-championship-ukraine-also-no-match-for-the-netherlands/ France  5  -  7  Czech RepublicBy losing to Great-Britain yesterday, it was clear that we will have …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 1

On the first day of the 2021 U23 European Baseball Championship the following games were scheduled: Great Britain @ France, Ukraine @ Germany, the Netherlands @ Belgium, and Italy @ Czech Republic. Great Britain 3 - 0 FranceIt was a game in which the runs and the hits did not come cheap. Both teams collected …

2021 U12 European Championship: The Netherlands Fall to The Czech Republic

In the semi-final, the Netherlands faced a strong Czech team. The team that had beaten Italy in the round robin. The Dutch team went down but not without a fight. The Netherlands 4 - 8 Czech RepublicIn the first inning the game started to look like yesterday's ass whooping by Germany, as the Czech Republic …

Kingdom of The Netherlands Climbs One Spot in World Ranking

Today, the WBSC (World Baseball and Softball Confederation) released the new world ranking. As usual, there were some countries that rose some spots and there were countries that dropped some spots. First of all Japan. The land of the rising sun is unchallenged with a more than eight hundred point lead over the second place …

2021 U12 European Championship: First Surprise of The Tournament

On the second day of the U12 European Championship, there was quite a surprise. In the Czech Republic, Italy had an opponent that dealt them the first loss of the tournament. Czech Republic 7 - 3 Italy With one offensive outburst and excellent pitching, the Czechs shoved aside the Italians. In the first two innings, …

2021 U15 European Championship: No Final For Dutch

The Dutch were hoping to advance to the finals against the Czech Republic. But their hopes were dashed by a dominating Czech pitcher, who led his team to a mercy rule 10-0 victory. The 12-2 loss against Italy, yesterday, likely wasn't a confidence builder. After the Dutch, got through the first inning without any damage, …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 4

On the fourth day of the European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled: Rouen Huskies @ L&D Amsterdam, Parmaclima @ Fortitudo Bologna, Curaçao Neptunus @ Bonn Capitals, and Arrows Ostrava @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe. Rouen Huskies @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/07/16/2021-european-champions-cup-rouen-huskies-ld-amsterdam-pirates/ Parmaclima  5  -  4  Fortitudo BolognaA surprising result in the first semi-final today. Favorite …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 3

On the third day of the 2021 European Champions Cup, the following games were (re)scheduled: Parmaclima @ Arrows Ostrava, Curaçao Neptunus @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, Parmaclima @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Rouen Huskies, Curaçao Neptunus @ Fortitudo Bologna, and Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals. Parmaclima  13  -  8  Arrows OstravaArrows Ostrava wasn't blown away …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 2

On the second day of the 2021 ECC, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Bonn Capitals, Fortitudo Bologna @ Rouen Huskies, Curaçao Neptunus @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, and Parmaclima Baseball @ Arrows Ostrava. L&D Amsterdam Pirates   @  Bonn Capitals https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/07/14/2021-european-champions-cup-ld-amsterdam-pirates-bonn-capitals/ Fortitudo Bologna  17  -  1  Rouen HuskiesIn a very lopsided game, Fortitudo Bologna …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 1

On day one of the European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled:Rouen Huskies @ Curaçao Neptunus, Bonn Capitals @ Parmaclima Baseball, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Fortitudo Bologna, and Arrows Ostrava @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Rouen Huskies  4  -  14  Curaçao NeptunusNeptunus needed eight innings to clinch the victory in the opening game of the tournament. …

European Champions Cup to Start Tomorrow

Another week full of European Baseball ahead. Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 13th, the European Champions Cup will start in Ostrava, Czech Republic. You may consider this tournament the Champions League of European baseball. Once again the best teams from all over Europe will gather to decide who will be the next European Baseball champions. The following …

A Walk Along European Foul Lines

Another overview of played games in Europe's major baseball countries. Austria As usual, we take off in Austria where some extra games were played on Ascension Day. The Traiskirchen Grasshoppers pushed over the Schwechat Bats in the first game of a three-game series 12-1 in seven innings. The other two games also lasted seven frames …

Walk Along European Foul Lines

Time for another overview of the results of the European Leagues that have started already. Austria A surprising result this weekend as the Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt beat the leaders in the Baseball Bundesliga East standings, Dornbirn Indians twice. In game one, the Ducks won with the smallest possible margin: 1-0. In game two, Dutchie …

A Walk Along The European Foul Lines

With the Dutch hoofdklasse starting this weekend, there are now five major countries where the competition has started: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. Here is an overview of this week's games in the various leagues. Austria Two clear victories for the Schwechat Blue Bats, that is debuting in the Austrian Baseball Bundesliga. …

A Walk Along The European Foul Lines

We have to wait five more days before the Dutch hoofdklasse will start. Therefore we will have another walk along the baseball diamonds in Europe, where the season has started already. Austria On Friday, the Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt clinched a surprising win vs the reigning champions Vienna Metrostars as they beat the team from …

A Walk Along the European Foul Lines

With the season on its way in three European Countries, yours truly thought it would be nice to give a weekly overview of the various leagues in Europe. Pretty soon, the Dutch League will join. Also the Northern Division of the German 1. Bundesliga and likely the Belgian Top League as the Belgian government stated …

Baseball in Europe Slowly Taking Off

Last week, the German 1. Bundesliga South had the scoop of being the first league to start the season in Europe. This weekend, three other countries will start their baseball season.In Germany there is this curious situation that only the Southern Division has started play. In the North, local corona rules do not allow to …