U23 European Baseball Championship: Dutch Shove Brits Aside.

A lineup with plenty of American-born players wasn't able to deny the Netherlands a spot in the final. After a rigid start, the Dutch flexed their muscles and cruised to the win. Great Britain  4  -  12  the NetherlandsDespite a big score, the British were a pretty gnarly opponent in the first three innings. A …

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 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. …

Watch the European Champions Cup Here

Like yours truly wrote earlier today, tomorrow the European Champions Cup will start. The games that will be played in Ostrava, will be streamed. A few games will be played in Frýdek-Místek, located about five kilometers South from Ostrava. Unfortunately, no streaming service will be available there. Here is a link to the streaming of …

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 …

CEB pushes back European cups

In an official statement, the CEB (European Baseball Confederation announced the various European Cups will be pushed back due to the situation around COVID-19. Originally planned for May 25/26 through May 29/30, the European Champions Cup and the CEB cup will be pushed back to July 14 through 18. Nothing changes regarding the locations. The …

Bologna and Parma represent Italy at 2021 European Champions Cup

According to baseball.it, UnipolSai Bologna and ParmaClima will represent Italy next year at the 2021 European Champions Cup. Of course, Bologna will be a representative as Italian champion. Parma, on the other hand, finished third and did not make the Italian Series. The Italian Series were played between Bologna and T&A San Marino. But since …

Is there room for the 2021 World Port Tournament?

Nothing official has been announced yet, but with the hoofdklasse baseball calendar of 2021, which has a very tight schedule thanks to an Olympic Qualifier Tournament and eventually the Olympic Games, one can wonder if there is room to play the tournament. With the current hoofdklasse schedule, which is provisional for now, the World Port …

Dates of International Tournaments unveiled

The CEB (European Baseball Confederation) has announced the dates of next year's international tournaments. If the Corona measures will allow it, the first international tournament will be the European Champions Cup. The ECC will be played in Ostrava, Czech Republic from May 25 through May 30, 2021. The Netherlands will be represented by Curaçao Neptunus …