Fortitudo Bologna Retreats From Participation in The European Champions Cup.

The team that would play next to Italian champion San Marino, after it decided to decline participating in the European Champions Cup, has decided not to participate either. Yesterday, http://www.ilrestodelcarlino.it announced Fortitudo Bologna has withdrawn as well. Thanks to this decision, Parmaclima Baseball will be the lone Italian representative for now. Parma was appointed the …

WBSC Unveils New World Ranking

Today, the World Baseball and Softball Confederation unveiled the new World Ranking. The top three did not change much. Japan and Chinese Taipei are still firm in first and second place, but Korea was overtaken by the USA for rank #3. Of the European countries, the Netherlands remains the strongest. As a matter of fact, …

San Marino Will Not Defend Its Serie A Title

For a while, T&A San Marino threatened to withdraw from the 2023 Serie A. Last Tuesday, they made it official. The "Italian" champions will not defend their title in 2023. Next to San Marino, two other clubs have withdrawn, but for other reasons than the Italian champion. Both Titans Castelfranco and Academy Nettuno decided to …

Gilmer Lampe Calls it a Career

Through his instagram account, Gilmer Lampe announced his retirement from top baseball. In a personal message Gilmer wrote: "I don't think it is a goodbye but it feels more like a "see you later" type of situation. But for now Gilmer's out." In the past season, Lampe made a move from L&D Amsterdam Pirates to …

2023 World Baseball Classic Groups Announced

Today, the groups and venues of the 2023 World Basball Classic have been announced. For the change, Korea won't be one of the hosts. This time Taiwan (Taichung) will be one of the hosts, next to Japan (Tokyo), and the USA (Phoenix and Miami). Tokyo, Taichung, and Phoenix will only host the first round games. …

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 …

Dudley Leonora Makes His Presence Felt in Debut With T&A San Marino

During the opening weekend, "Italian" champion T&A San Marino was way too strong for its opponent CSA SRL Torre Pedrera Falcons SC ASD (a mouthful). New import player Dudley Leonora from St. Maarten (Dutch Caribbeans) made his presence felt in both games. After Leonora was told he would not be selected for the Dutch national …

Collecchio Signs Young Aruban Pitcher

The other day, Collecchio Baseball, playing in the Italian Serie A, announced the signing of a player with a Dutch passport. In the past few years, players from the Dutch Kingdom are popular among Italian clubs. Especially players from Curaçao and Aruba since those players have a Dutch passport and thus can be considered players …

FIBS Releases Schedule of 2022 Serie A

The Italian Baseball and Softball Federation (FIBS) has released the schedule of the 2022 Serie A season. Unlike last season, when there were eight groups of four teams, there will be three groups of eight teams and one of seven teams this year. The federal council of the FIBS announced the 2022 schedule. Next to …

Rudy van Heydoorn Joins Nettuno BC 1945

After announcing the acquisition of Victor Draijer, a few days ago, Italy's oldest baseball club, Nettuno BC 1945, announced the acquisition of another player with a link to the Dutch Kingdom. The 32-year old Rudy van Heydoorn returns to Italy to join the club of the Italian Serie A. Van Heydoorn spent five seasons in …

Breaking!!! Nettuno BC 1945 Signs Victor Draijer

Another Italian club signs another player from the Dutch Kingdom. Most of the time these players come from the Dutch Caribbean Islands Aruba or Curaçao but this time the player comes from the Dutch mainland: Victor Draijer. Born in Heemstede, Draijer made his first steps in the Dutch hoofdklasse in 2015 at the age of …

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