2022 Super6 to be Played in Barcelona

According to an article on the website of the WBSC Europe, the second edition of the Super6 tournament will be played in Barcelona next year. The tournament will take place from September 5 through September 10. The softball version of the tournament is mentioned in the 2022 schedule on the website of the WBSC Europe …

2021 World Cup U23: Dutch do Not Stand a Chance Against Venezuela, Czechs Pull Off a Surprise Against Mexico

In the opening game for team Kingdom of the Netherlands U23, the team did not stand a chance against Venezuela. The Venezuelan manager juggled with his pitchers and that kept the Dutch rather off balance. The Czech Republic, on the other hand, pulled off the first surprise of the tournament. Kingdom of the Netherlands  4  …

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: Placement Matches

Today, the first of the placement matches for the fifth to eighth places took place. Belgium took on Great Britain and the Czech Republic faced Croatia. Great Britain  12  -  11  BelgiumBelgium fought hard but just fell short against a team with 46% of foreign born players. Thanks to the many errors, this game didn't deserve …

2021 European Championship: Quarter Finals

Today the following quarter finals were scheduled: Croatia @ Italy, Belgium @ Spain, Czech Republic @ Israel, and Great Britain @ Kingdom of the Netherlands. All games were quarter final worthy as all of them had close scores. Croatia  5  -  8  ItalyA four-run eighth inning saved Italy from losing to Croatia today. Croatia fought …

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. …

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: 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: 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: The Netherlands Fall to The Czech Republic

In the semi-final, the Netherlands faced a strong Czech team. The team that had beaten Italy in the round robin. The Dutch team went down but not without a fight. The Netherlands 4 - 8 Czech RepublicIn the first inning the game started to look like yesterday's ass whooping by Germany, as the Czech Republic …

2021 U12 European Championship: First Surprise of The Tournament

On the second day of the U12 European Championship, there was quite a surprise. In the Czech Republic, Italy had an opponent that dealt them the first loss of the tournament. Czech Republic 7 - 3 Italy With one offensive outburst and excellent pitching, the Czechs shoved aside the Italians. In the first two innings, …

2021 U15 European Championship: No Final For Dutch

The Dutch were hoping to advance to the finals against the Czech Republic. But their hopes were dashed by a dominating Czech pitcher, who led his team to a mercy rule 10-0 victory. The 12-2 loss against Italy, yesterday, likely wasn't a confidence builder. After the Dutch, got through the first inning without any damage, …

Corona: Different Situations in Europe’s main Baseball Competitions, an update

A month ago, you could read an overview of the baseball situation in each of the main baseball countries in Europe as they all were/are hit by the measurements that surround the coronavirus. Here is an update per country. Belgium: Last week, the KBBSF (Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation) sent a letter to all …

Dutch tumble two spots in World Ranking

Just two months after the previous World Ranking, the WBSC unveiled the newest one. In this new ranking the Dutch drop two spots from the seventh place to the ninth. Only after two months, the WBSC comes with a new ranking for baseball and softball. Of course, it is rather odd that after just two …

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 …

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