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 …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 2

On the second day of the 2021 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Belgium @ Ukraine, Czech Republic @ Great Britain, Germany @ the Netherlands, and France @ Italy. Belgium  6  -  3  Ukraine https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/08/25/u23-european-baseball-championship-belgium-vs-ukraine/ Czech Republic  5  -  6  Great BritainOpening the score without a hit. That is what happened to Great Britain. …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Germany Blown Away by The Netherlands

On the second day of the U23 European Championship, the teams that beat their previous opponents in mercy rule fashion, faced each other. The winner of this game would clinch a spot in the semi-finals. Germany 1 - 10 the Netherlands In another battle of neighboring countries, Germany was no match for the Netherlands. The …

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: Germany Humiliates The Netherlands

Germany 22 - 5 The Netherlands It was one of those games in which things didn't go as planned/hoped. The Dutch pitching did not pan out the way it should, at critical moments, the defense committed errors and overall, the Germans excelled in the batters box and showed once more that they are a serious …

2021 U12 European Championship: Dutch Clinch Semi-Final Spot With Monster Victory

In the first game for the Dutch today, the U12 team showed no mercy for the poor Lithuanians. So far the team from the Baltic state served as the punch bag of the tournament. In this game it wasn't any different or perhaps even worse. The Netherlands 34 - 1 LithuaniaAfter the top of the …

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: Belgium no Match For Germany

In Belgium's first game of today, it did not stand a chance against a strong German team. For the Germans it was its third double digit win and its second with twenty runs or more. Belgium 2 - 22 GermanyUnfortunately for the host nation, the Germans were way too strong. The German pitching limited Belgium …

Cardinals Get a Partial Win Against The City of Cologne

Five days ago, you could read a blog post about the Cologne Cardinals and the way the club was treated by the City of Cologne. Thanks to an immense support from people in Cologne, Germany, Europe and other parts of the world, the City of Cologne has backed down a bit. Due to a neighbor, …

City of Cologne is Bugging Local Baseball Club

The Cologne Cardinals are playing at their current facility for more than thirty years. Besides some complaints about noise, which have been debunked thanks to measurements, there never was a problem. Now all of a sudden, the City of Cologne is forcing the club to downsize because of the aforementioned noise complaints. With twelve teams, …

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: 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 @ 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 …