France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Dutch win tournament by beating Germans in final

After three convincing victories with double digits, Kingdom of the Netherlands did not go the easy way this time. It took them until the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game after Germany had taken an early lead. The German pitching did fairly well as they kept the Dutch limited to "only" five …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: France clinches third spot

What looked like a commanding lead for France was blown in three innings after which both teams entered the ninth inning with a 9-9 score.   France  12  -  9  International Stars   In the ninth inning, Jack Shannon of the International Stars, retired the side. And even though the International Stars had a runner …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Dutch win with double digits again

After the Dutch won the first two games with double digits and France lost their first two games one might think that this game would be an easy win for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. And indeed the Dutch finished the game in seven mercy rule innings.   France  0  -  10  Kingdom of the Netherlands …

France Int’l Baseball Tournement: International Stars fall to Germany

In a close high scoring game, both teams were almost each other's equals but Germany just stayed at the right side of the score as they rallied in the eighth inning for the win.   International Stars  7  -  8  Germany   In a game in which the score went back and forth, the International …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Germany too strong for France again

After Germany had a quick start, somehow the team started drowsing and gave France the chance to come back into the game. But eventually Germany regained the lead and kept France at bay.                                  Germany  10  -  8  France   …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Dutch also too strong for International Stars

After team Kingdom of the Netherlands beat Germany  with double digits, this time the International Stars were no match for the Dutch, who needed eight innings to clinch the win.    Kingdom of the Netherlands  12  -  0  Int'l Stars   Three big innings was all the Dutch needed to clinch the next double digit …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Germany no match for Dutch

 Germany  4  -  12  Kingdom of the Netherlands  In the second game of the 2016 France International Baseball Tournament a.k.a. the Yoshida Challenge, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Germany this afternoon. With Diegomar Markwell on the mound, Germany took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. With one out, Lukas Jahn singled to …

France International Baseball Tournament teed off today

Today the France International Tournament or Yoshida Challenge teed off with the opening game between Germany and France. This tournament is a preparation for the upcoming European Cup in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. Next to Germany and France, also the defending champion the Netherlands and a team of internatonal stars are participating. The Dutch players representing …

Dutch to participate in France International Baseball Tournament together with Germany, France and international stars team

As defending champion, the Dutch team was already invited for the France International Baseball Tournament, that will be played in Sénart, home of the Templiers. Two years ago, the Dutch won the invitational by beating France in the final. Next to Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, the other two participants are Germany and a team …

France International Baseball Tournament: Dutch win not convincing

Tonight the Dutch got their "revenge" for the 12-8 loss vs France last night. The Dutch won 3-2, but the win wasn't convincing. The Dutch started with Rob Cordemans on the mound. The hero of the 2011 World Cup final recently burned his hand and was pulled after one inning in which he allowed one …

France International Baseball Tournament: Major upset

A major upset tonight in Sénart. The French national team gave the Dutch a spanking with a 12-8 victory over the orange squad.The Dutch started the game with a two run inning when Nick Urbanus drew a walk after Michael Duursma popped out at first base. Urbanus advanced on a passed ball by catcher Andy …

France International Baseball Tournament: Dutch win game two as well

In the second game, the Dutch squad took on Belgium. Our Southern neighbours are also preparing themselves for the upcoming European Cup. Tom Stuifbergen, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, took the mound for the Dutch. He retired the side in the first inning. The Dutch took off with a three run first inning. …

Dutch win first exhibition game in preparation for European Cup

A few days ago the Dutch national team left for Sénart, a Parisian suburb. At the field of the baseball club Les Templiers de Sénart, the France International Baseball Tournament is played. Last night the Dutch faced the Japanese amateur champion Seino Unyu The Japanese sent Shoji Saeki to the mound. The Dutch had a …

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