2022 German Championship Series, Game Two: A Photo Impression

Yesterday, yours truly went to Bonn to attend game two of the German Championship Series, between the six-time German champions Untouchables Paderborn and the one-time German champions Bonn Capitals. The weather was good, the beer was cold, the fans came in droves (about 3,000 fans in the stands and around the field), and the atmosphere …

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 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: 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 …

Paderborn Untouchables Bobble Head Night

On June 17, 2022, the Paderborn Untouchables of the First German Bundesliga, will have a bobble head promotion. The initiator of this event, Sascha Hermann, wanted to be the first in Europe to organize a bobble head promotion in Europe. Against the team from the German capital, the Berlin Flamingos, the Paderborn Untouchables will give …

German Bundesliga Baseball: Mainz Athletics @ Stuttgart Reds, a Photo Impression

Today, yours truly attended his second game/doubleheader during his German vacation. The Stuttgart Reds hosted the Mainz Athletics. The weather was gorgeous, the beer was cold, and the hotdogs warm. In other words, perfect conditions for a ball game. The Mainz Athletics won game one 9-2, the Stuttgart Reds won game two 8-6, thanks to …

German Bundesliga Baseball: Stuttgart Reds @ IT-Sure Falcons in Ulm

During my vacation in Southern Germany, yours truly intends to attend some baseball games. Today, I attended the first one, a game between the Stuttgart Reds and the IT-Sure Falcons from Ulm. For most of the game, the Falcons had a 1-0 lead, but in the ninth, the pitching collapsed and the Stuttgart Reds won …

Bonn Capitals Signs Former MLB Pitcher

Big news from the former German capital. The local baseball club, Bonn Capitals, caught a big fish to bolster their bullpen. The German champion of 2018 signed former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and farmhand Dovydas Neverauskas from Lithuania. Dovydas Neverauskas with the Toyo Carp The 29-year old Neverauskas was the first pitcher from Lithuania to make …

Gianni Frolijk Joins Mainz Athletics

The other day, the Mainz Athletics announced the acquisition of Gianni Frolijk in an Instagram post. The Dutch infielder joins the two-time German champions for the 2022 season. photo courtesy of Henk Seppen After spending three years in the Dutch hoofdklasse with HCAW (2) and Hoofddorp Pioniers, Frolijk decided to take a step back to …

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 …

U23 European Baseball Championship: The Netherlands Wins Gold Medal Game

In a surprising final (who expected the Germans to make it?), the Dutch kind of cruised to the tournament victory. Sure it wasn't a blow out score like in the round robin, but the Dutch win was never in danger. The Netherlands 7 - 3 Germany After a scoreless first inning, the Netherlands took a …

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: Belgium no Match For Germany

There still was a chance that Belgium could repeat for third place, the spot the team ended in 2019, but by losing to Germany today, the team will not advance to the semi-finals. Belgium  2  -  10  GermanyThe Belgians were no match for Germany. Unlike the German pitching staff, the Belgian wasn't able to keep …

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