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: 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: 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: 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 …

U18 European Championship: Dutch Repeat

Ladies and gentlemen. Your repeating U18 European Champion: The Kingdom of the Netherlands!! In what was a close game, the Dutch took full advantage of the collapse of the Italian pitching staff. Throughout the game, both teams kept each other in check but in the seventh, the Dutch scored five runs to reach a score …

Dutch Win Final Round Robin Game

The Kingdom of The Netherlands, that clinched a spot in the semi-finals with yesterday's win vs France, won its final game of the round robin vs Lithuania. Where all other opponents crushed Lithuania with double digits, the Dutch only scored six runs in today's match. Manager De Bruin used some players that did not see …

U18 European Championship: Dutch fall to Italy

In the second match of the tournament, The Dutch had a tough night on which most of the pitching did not pan out and the bats stayed dormant when it mattered most. First it looked like things would go without a hitch but later in the game, the team faced an Italian team that took …

U18 European Championship: Watch Kingdom of the Netherlands vs Italy here.

Today, the second game of U18 team Kingdom of the Netherlands. A game against our eternal rivals Italy. Here is the link to the streaming of the game. Italy will be the road team but nevertheless they will have the home field advantage as the championship is played in Italy. https://www.baseballsoftball.tv/en-int/page/homeEnjoy. 

European Championship Qualifier: Russia and Ukraine Return to Main Tournament

For the first time since 2016, Russia will return at the highest level of European baseball. Also the Ukrainians return to the highest level. For them it was even longer ago since they participated at the European Championship's A group: 2010. Serbia  5  -  9  UkraineA six-run second inning heralded the return of Ukraine with …

European Championship Qualifiers: Day 5

With two "championship" games to be played tomorrow, the decision fell in Bratislava and in Utena today. In Bratislava, Slovakia took on Ireland and in Utena, Lithuania faced Greece in the "championships" games. Other round robin games were played, but most did not really matter anymore. Only the game between Belarus and Switzerland was important …

European Championship Qualifier, Day 4

On the fourth day of the European Championship Qualifier, the following games were scheduled: Hungary @ Finland, Switzerland @ Slovenia, Romania @ Poland, Ukraine @ Bulgaria, Greece @ Lithuania, Serbia @ Estonia, Ireland @ Slovakia, and Russia @ Turkey. Hungary  5  -  3  FinlandA surprising result. Hungary took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and …

European Championship Qualifiers Day Three

On the third day of the European Championship Qualifiers the Belgrade group started as well. The following games were scheduled today: Ireland @ Hungary, Turkey @ Switzerland, Greece @ Romania, Estonia @ Ukraine, Lithuania @ Poland, Bulgaria @ Serbia, Slovakia @ Finland, and Russia @ Belarus. Ireland  16  -  3  HungaryUnlike yesterday, Ireland needed seven …

European Championship Qualifiers, Day Two

On the second day of the European Championship Qualifiers, the following games were scheduled: Finland @ Ireland, Slovenia @ Belarus, Poland @ Greece, Romania @ Lituania, Hungary @ Slovakia, and Switzerland @ Russia. Finland  1  -  6  IrelandThe first game in Bratislava today was the matchup between Finland and Ireland. Except the fact that Ireland …