2021 U15 European Championship: Italy Routs The Netherlands

In an easy 12-2 victory over the Netherlands, Italy clinched first place in Group B. Both teams already had clinched a spot in the semi-finals on the previous day. In the first inning, the Italians took a decisive lead thanks to an RBI groundout and a three-run home run. But the team continued to drive …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 10, Day 1

For the first time in weeks, there was a full four-game schedule again. The following games were programmed for tonight: HCAW @ DSS/Kinheim, Silicon Storks @ Hoofddorp Pioniers, L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Quick Amersfoort, and Oosterhout Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus. HCAW  5  -  0  DSS/KinheimBy winning in Haarlem tonight, HCAW did Oosterhout Twins a big …

2021 U15 European Championship: Dutch Blow Away Austria

Instead of the usual seven innings, the Dutch U15 team needed only four innings to win the opening game of the 2021 U15 European Championship. Except for a scoreless first inning, the Dutch scored at least one run in the remaining three frames. This year's tournament is hosted by two countries: The Czech Republic and …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 9, Day 3

On the third day of the ninth round in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Hoofddorp Pioniers @ HCAW, Oosterhout Twins @ DSS/Kinheim, and Quick Amersfoort @ Silicon Storks. Hoofddorp Pioniers  0  -  1  HCAWThe ultimate low scoring game in Bussum today. Until the fifth inning, Pioniers starter, Ryan Huntington, was on no-hit …

DSS/Kinheim @ Oosterhout Twins: A Photo Impression

After the previous weekend without attending a baseball game, yours truly felt the urge of watching a live game again. So yours truly headed to Oosterhout to watch the game between DSS/Kinheim from Haarlem and Oosterhout Twins. It was a come-back-from-behind victory for Twins but based on the first seven innings, you can wonder if …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 5

On the final day of the 2021 European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled: Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Rouen Huskies (to decide who will be demoted to the 2022 CEB cup), Fortitudo Bologna @ Curaçao Neptunus (for third place), and Bonn Capitals @ Parmaclima (gold medal game). Heidenheim Heideköpfe    -    Rouen HuskiesIn the …

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: Curaçao Neptunus @ Bonn Capitals

This Dutch-German matchup appeared to become a victory for Curaçao Neptunus, but once again the big bats of the Bonn Capitals came to the rescue for a totally unexpected Capitals win. Curaçao Neptunus  7  -  8  Bonn CapitalsWith a four-run first inning, Curaçao Neptunus appeared to be the one Dutch team to have an answer …

2021 European Champions Cup: Rouen Huskies @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates

On the fourth day of the 2021 ECC, L&D Amsterdam had to play a game to prevent demotion. They faced the team that had not won a game so far: Rouen Huskies. Rouen Huskies    -    L&D Amsterdam PiratesIn this very lopsided game, in which L&D Amsterdam Pirates relied on the long ball very …

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 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 9, Day 1

With two European Baseball Cups being played right now, yours truly almost forgot there was still some hoofdklasse baseball going on tonight. The following games were scheduled: Hoofddorp Pioniers @ HCAW, Quick Amersfoort @ Silicon Storks, and Oosterhout Twins @ DSS/Kinheim. Hoofddorp Pioniers  2  -  4  HCAWHoofddorp Pioniers took an early 1-0 lead when Jeldwin …

2021 European Champions Cup: Curaçao Neptunus vs Fortitudo Bologna

In another ridiculous game with a handball score, in which nothing but the seeding of Group A was at stake, Fortitudo Bologna stayed at the right side of the score. It was clear that neither team used its best pitchers. Curaçao Neptunus 14 - 18 Fortitudo BolognaApparently both teams agreed in advance to play only …

2021 European Champions Cup: Parmaclima @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates

As both teams still had only won one game, it was a must win situation for both Parmaclima and L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Parmaclima  11  -  6  L&D Amsterdam PiratesL&D Amsterdam Pirated barely stood a chance against Parmaclima. Once again the pitching faltered. But also the team didn't hit at the right moments, with one exception. …

2021 European Champions Cup: Curaçao Neptunus @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe

After an easy win against Rouen Huskies, Curaçao Neptunus faced a surprising Heidenheim Heideköpfe that made Fortitudo Bologna go deep for the win, on Tuesday So Neptunus was warned. Curaçao Neptunus   11  -  5  Heidenheim Heideköpfe After a scoreless first inning, both teams scored a total of three runs in the second. Neptunus scored twice thanks …

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: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Bonn Capitals

After a hard fought victory over Arrows Ostrava and the win of the Bonn Capitals over Parmaclima Baseball, L&D Amsterdam was warned not to underestimate today's opponent. In the first half of the game, Bonn was clearly the better team but due to a lack of pitching depth, the squandered a big lead. Due to …

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 …