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. …

U23 European Baseball Championship: The Netherlands Wins Gold Medal Game

In a surprising final (who expected the Germans to make it?), the Dutch kind of cruised to the tournament victory. Sure it wasn't a blow out score like in the round robin, but the Dutch win was never in danger. The Netherlands 7 - 3 Germany After a scoreless first inning, the Netherlands took a …

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: Belgium no Match For Germany

There still was a chance that Belgium could repeat for third place, the spot the team ended in 2019, but by losing to Germany today, the team will not advance to the semi-finals. Belgium  2  -  10  GermanyThe Belgians were no match for Germany. Unlike the German pitching staff, the Belgian wasn't able to keep …

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: Germany Blown Away by The Netherlands

On the second day of the U23 European Championship, the teams that beat their previous opponents in mercy rule fashion, faced each other. The winner of this game would clinch a spot in the semi-finals. Germany 1 - 10 the Netherlands In another battle of neighboring countries, Germany was no match for the Netherlands. The …

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: Germany Humiliates The Netherlands

Germany 22 - 5 The Netherlands It was one of those games in which things didn't go as planned/hoped. The Dutch pitching did not pan out the way it should, at critical moments, the defense committed errors and overall, the Germans excelled in the batters box and showed once more that they are a serious …

2021 U12 European Championship: Belgium no Match For Germany

In Belgium's first game of today, it did not stand a chance against a strong German team. For the Germans it was its third double digit win and its second with twenty runs or more. Belgium 2 - 22 GermanyUnfortunately for the host nation, the Germans were way too strong. The German pitching limited Belgium …

U18 European Championship: Dutch Win Semi-Final

In a pitching duel, the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score. Not a very convincing victory but a victory nevertheless. Going into the bottom of the sixth, the Dutch had a comfortable 4-0 lead when Germany rallied for two runs and had a runner in scoring position when the inning-ending out was …

Dutch Win Final Round Robin Game

The Kingdom of The Netherlands, that clinched a spot in the semi-finals with yesterday's win vs France, won its final game of the round robin vs Lithuania. Where all other opponents crushed Lithuania with double digits, the Dutch only scored six runs in today's match. Manager De Bruin used some players that did not see …

U15 World Cup to take place in October/November

Today, the WBSC announced that the U15 World Cup Baseball will take place from October 30 through November 8. This is more positive news after a lot of cancellations due to the coronavirus. As the tournament will be played in Tijuana, Mexico, the place will be a baseball hotbed in October and November as the …

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