A Walk Along European Foul Lines

Another overview of played games in Europe's major baseball countries. Austria As usual, we take off in Austria where some extra games were played on Ascension Day. The Traiskirchen Grasshoppers pushed over the Schwechat Bats in the first game of a three-game series 12-1 in seven innings. The other two games also lasted seven frames …

Walk Along European Foul Lines

Time for another overview of the results of the European Leagues that have started already. Austria A surprising result this weekend as the Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt beat the leaders in the Baseball Bundesliga East standings, Dornbirn Indians twice. In game one, the Ducks won with the smallest possible margin: 1-0. In game two, Dutchie …

A Walk Along The European Foul Lines

With the Dutch hoofdklasse starting this weekend, there are now five major countries where the competition has started: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. Here is an overview of this week's games in the various leagues. Austria Two clear victories for the Schwechat Blue Bats, that is debuting in the Austrian Baseball Bundesliga. …

A Walk Along The European Foul Lines

We have to wait five more days before the Dutch hoofdklasse will start. Therefore we will have another walk along the baseball diamonds in Europe, where the season has started already. Austria On Friday, the Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt clinched a surprising win vs the reigning champions Vienna Metrostars as they beat the team from …

A Walk Along the European Foul Lines

With the season on its way in three European Countries, yours truly thought it would be nice to give a weekly overview of the various leagues in Europe. Pretty soon, the Dutch League will join. Also the Northern Division of the German 1. Bundesliga and likely the Belgian Top League as the Belgian government stated …

Solid Outing for Rick van Dijck in Heartbreaking Loss

After a tough 17-1 loss against the Traiskirchen Grasshoppers in the Austrian baseball season opener on Friday night, the Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt were up for revenge. With Dutchie Rick van Dijck on the mound it looked like they would win this one but eventually the bullpen collapsed and could not cling onto a four-run …

Dutch Baseball Hangout interviews Rick van Dijck

For the average (Dutch) baseball fan, the name Rick van Dijck may not ring a bell immediately but Rick is one of those Dutch players that is playing abroad for several years now. Time to put him into the spotlights. Rick started to play baseball at the age of eight with De Knuppelaars from Rosmalen. …

Austria promoted to CEB cup

With an all-Austrian Federations Cup final, the question was which team would earn the promotion to the CEB cup. As the Vienna MetroStars beat the Dornbirn Indians in the opening game of the tournament 16-6, the expectation was that the team from the Austrian capital would win. Things would go a bit different though as …