2021 European Championship: Placement Matches

On the last day but one, six placement matches were played. France @ Slovakia, Greece @ Ukraine, Sweden @ Austria, Belgium @ Croatia, Russia @ Germany, and Great Britain @ Czech Republic. France  6  -  5  SlovakiaIn a matchup between two countries that were demoted to the B-group already, France stayed at the right side …

2021 European Championship: Relegation Round, Day 2

On the second day of the relegation round, the following games were scheduled: Austria @ Russia and Sweden @ Germany. Both games had blowout scores as result. Austria  4  -  14  RussiaAn all-Austrian team was no match for a Russian team that contained several Cuban players. Austria took an early 3-0 lead but could not …

2021 European Championship: Relegation Group, Day 1

Today four games were scheduled in the relegation group: Russia @ Ukraine, France @ Germany, Slovakia @ Austria, and Sweden @ Greece. In three of the four cases, it was a battle between neighboring countries. Russia  15  -  5  UkraineIn the first battle of neighboring countries, Ukraine was no match for Russia. After two innings, …

2021 European Championship: Day 3

On the third day of the 2021 European Baseball Championship, the following games were scheduled: Great Britain @ Israel, Russia @ France, Ukraine @ Germany, Sweden @ the Netherlands, Slovakia @ Czech Republic, Greece @ Belgium, Austria @ Italy, and Croatia @ Spain. Several countries clinched their first victory of the tournament. Great Britain  4  …

2021 European Championship: Day 2

On the second day of the 2021 European Championship of Baseball, the following games were scheduled: Sweden @ Slovakia, Austria @ Greece, Croatia @ Ukraine, Spain @ Germany, Great Britain @ Russia, Israel @ France, Italy @ Belgium, Netherlands @ Czech Republic. Sweden  11  -  0  SlovakiaIn the matchup between two countries that lost their …

2021 European Championship: Day 1

On the first day of the 2021 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Czech Republic @ Sweden, Germany @ Croatia, Belgium @ Austria, Greece @ Italy, Slovakia @ the Netherlands, Ukraine @ Spain, Russia @ Israel, and France @ Great Britain. And on the very first day, there were a couple of surprising results. …

2021 European Championship: Major Upset, Belgium Falls to Austria

Belgium  11  -  12  Austria In the third game of the tournament, Austria upset Belgium in a narrow escape and a walk-off victory. Trailing 4-2 at the start of the bottom of the sixth inning, Austria grabbed the lead thanks to a two-run single by Ferdinand Obed and a three-run jack by Sammy Hackl. A …

Dutch U12 Team Wins Opening Game vs Austria

The Dutch U12 team has beaten Austria in a relatively easy fashion in both teams opening game of the U12 European Baseball Championship. The team needed only five innings to get the job done. Final score 16-5. For both teams, the game started off the wrong foot. Due to traffic problems, team Austria arrived late …

2021 U15 European Championship: Dutch Blow Away Austria

Instead of the usual seven innings, the Dutch U15 team needed only four innings to win the opening game of the 2021 U15 European Championship. Except for a scoreless first inning, the Dutch scored at least one run in the remaining three frames. This year's tournament is hosted by two countries: The Czech Republic and …

Austrian competition will start coming weekend

Last week, the Austrian Baseball Federation announced that the Baseball Bundesliga would start in July. The other day, the Federation announced the highest Austrian league will start on July 3rd. According to the website, 20 games in two months is a very tight schedule. Teams will be split in a Western and an Eastern Division. …

Baseball allowed in Austria as well

Sure it is not one of the main competitions of Europe, even though the Austrians managed to stay in the A group of the European Championship, but there is some good news from the Alpine country. Today, the Austrian government announced that Austrians can practice sport in the open air again, starting July 1st. This …

2019 national champions in Europe

In the past two years, you could read an overview of the national champions in Europe. The Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to continue with that, so here is the 2019 edition. Austria: The Dornbirn Indians took a 2-0 lead over the Vienna Metrostars, with convincing victories (6-1 and 9-2) in the first weekend of …

2019 European Championship: Austria just falls short vs Great Britain

In the battle for ninth place, debuting Austria and Great Britain took on each other. Austria that surprised the European Baseball community by staying in the A Poule as they left Croatia and Sweden behind them, wasn't able to pull off another stunt as they fell to Great Britain 11-9. In a high-scoring game, Great …

2019 European Championship, day 7

On the seventh day of the 2019 European Championship, the following games were scheduled.  In the play downs:  Sweden @ Great Britain and Croatia @ Austria In the quarter-finals: France @ Israel, Belgium @ Kingdom of the Netherlands, Czech Republic @ Spain and Germany @ Italy Play downs:  Sweden  2  -  12  Great Britain Despite …

2019 European Championship: Day 6

On the sixth day, two games were scheduled: Great Britain @ Austria and Sweden @ Croatia.   Great Britain  1  -  6  Austria After three quick British outs in the first inning, Austria rallied for a big inning. Moritz Scheicher led off with a solo home run, Benjamin Salzmann doubled after two walks and drove in …

2019 European Championship: Day 5

On the last day of the rounds-robin, the following games were scheduled: Belgium @ Italy, Spain @ Austria, Great Britain @ Sweden, the Netherlands @ Israel, Croatia @ France, Czech Republic @ Germany and the last part of the suspended game between the Netherlands and Great Britain.  Belgium  4  -  11  Italy Belgium wasn't a …

2019 European Championship, day 4

On the fourth day of the 2019 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: France @ Belgium, Israel @ Great Britain, Austria @ Croatia, Italy @ Spain, Sweden @ Czech Republic and Germany @ the Netherlands.  France  12  -  2  Belgium A tough loss for Belgium. The tiny country did not stand a chance against …

2019 European Championship, day 3

On the third day of the European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Austria @ Italy, Great Britain @ Czech Republic, Belgium @ Croatia, Sweden @ the Netherlands, France @ Spain and Israel @ Germany.  Austria  1  -  10  Italy In the opening game of today, Italy took on debuting Austria. Of course, the Austrians did …

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