Time to Reconsider Who Represents The Netherlands in The European Champions Cup?

With L&D Amsterdam Pirates on the brink of elimination, HCAW from Bussum needs only one win in the semi-finals to advance to the Holland Series for the first time in seventeen years. If HCAW advances, there will be an odd situation. In the last couple of years, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) …

Hungary, France, and Switzerland Win Their European Championship Qualifier

France, Hungary, and Switzerland have won their European Qualifier, making them advance to next year's playoff tournament. France, who was demoted last year after finishing in fifteenth place, was vastly superior in their Qualifier Tournament in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. All its matches in the round robin were won with double digits. In the final, the French …

Regensburg Awarded WBC Qualifier

Good news for German baseball fans. The rumors were floating around in the past few weeks, but now it has been announced officially. Regensburg (Germany) has been awarded one of the two World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. The other qualifier goes to Panama City. The last time, Regensburg hosted a qualifier of the World Baseball Classic …

2022 Federation Cup: Brasschaat Braves @ Astros Valencia, a Photo Impression

The championship game never really was a game. Therefore, this team with many (if not all) South- and Central Americans) was simply too strong for the Brasschaat Braves. Slowly, the Astros walked away to a 7-0 lead in the seventh inning, but a three-run home run in the eighth inning ended the game prematurely in …

2022 Federation Cup: Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt @ Brasschaat Braves, a Photo Impression

In a crazy game, the Brasschaat Braves clinched a spot in the championship game. For a long time, the Braves were trailing, but after Rick van Dijck was pulled, the pitching of the Austrians collapsed, partially thanks to the negative role of the home plate umpire. This gentleman thought he was more important than the …

2022 Federation Cup: Astros Valencia @ Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt, a Photo Impression

The second game of today was played between the Spanish runner up of 2021 and the Austrian champion. In fact, one can write "Spanish," as hardly any player on the squad is from Spain. Anyhow, for five innings, Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt could keep pace rather well, but in the sixth inning, the Astros scored …

2022 Federations Cup: London Mets @ Brasschaat Braves, A Photo Impression

The second game of the first day of the 2022 Federations Cup, was between the multiple British (and reigning) champion London Mets and the multiple (and runner up of 2021) Belgian champion Brasschaat Braves. It was an entertaining match in which the Braves had a, what appeared a comfortable 6-1 lead after seven innings, but …

2022 European Champions Cup: Parmaclima Repeats as European Champion

In a nail biter, L&D Amsterdam ended at the wrong side of the score. In a game in which the pitching on both sides wasn't great, but good enough to keep the teams in the game, Parma struck in the eighth inning when it turned the tables and turned a Amsterdam lead into a lead …

2022 European Champions Cup: A Dutch-Italian Final Tomorrow.

The second semi-final of today ended in a victory for Parmaclima. In a close game, they beat the Bonn Capitals in the tie-break and will take on L&D Amsterdam Pirates in the championship game tomorrow. Tonight's semi-final was a rematch of last year's final. Also this time, the Italians walked off as the victor. In …

2022 European Champions Cup: L&D Amsterdam Pirates Advances to Finals

After San Marino advanced to the semi-finals by losing the remainder of Monday's postponed game by just one run, they faced the Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates in the first semi-final of the day. In a game that lacked quality pitching, Pirates stayed at the right side of the score and advanced to tomorrow's final. …

2022 European Champions Cup: Curaçao Neptunus Wins But is Destined to Play Against Relegation

This early morning, the game between T&A San Marino and Curaçao Neptunus, that was postponed at a 5-5 score on Monday, was rescheduled for today. Neptunus had to win with a difference of three runs to make it to the semis. T&A San Marino  7  -  8  Curaçao NeptunusThe game continued at the start of …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 3

So far the tournament has been plagued by inclement weather, so the schedule has been reshuffled. Yesterday's game between the Bonn Capitals and Curaçao Neptunus was rescheduled for today at 16.00. Other scheduled games were: Draci Brno @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, Arrows Ostrava @ Curaçao Neptunus, Parmaclima @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe (remainder of yesterday's game), L&D Amsterdam …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 2

On the second day of the 2022 European Champions Cup in the former German capital Bonn, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Draci Brno, T&A San Marino @ Arrows Ostrava, Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals (make up game for yesterday's rainout), Parmaclima @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, and Bonn Capitals @ Curaçao Neptunus. Once …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 1

On the first day of the 2022 ECC, the following games were scheduled: Draci Brno @ Parma, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Curaçao Neptunus @ T&A San Marino, and Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals. Draci Brno  1  -  11  ParmaclimaParmaclima needed eight innings to clinch today's victory. In the first inning, Draci took a …

Dutch Champion Favours Borgerhout Over Bonn

In the run-up to the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse season, Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates would participate in a "preparation" tournament for the upcoming European Champions Cup in Bonn, on the weekend of March 26 and 27. But due to the strict COVID rules the German government is still practicing, Pirates has decided not to participate …

2022 Super6 to be Played in Barcelona

According to an article on the website of the WBSC Europe, the second edition of the Super6 tournament will be played in Barcelona next year. The tournament will take place from September 5 through September 10. The softball version of the tournament is mentioned in the 2022 schedule on the website of the WBSC Europe …

Bonn Capitals Gets Appointed The European Champions Cup

For the second time in three years, the Bonn Capitals will host a top European baseball event. In 2019, the club hosted the European Championship, in 2022, the club will organize the European Champions Cup, the top club tournament in Europe. At a congress in Rome, the European Baseball Confederation, officially to be called WBSC …

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