Serie A1 Opening Night in Italy

When the coronavirus struck in Italy, there was not much hope the baseball season would ever start again in 2020. But eventually, last night it happened: Opening Night of the Serie A1.  Fortitudo Bologna hosted Godo Knights, San Marino hosted Hotsand Macerata and in the Parmesan derby, Parmaclima hosted Collecchio. Perhaps it is too soon …

Italian Serie A1 schedule published

While we are still waiting for the schedule of the Dutch Hoofdklasse season, the FIBS has posted the schedule of the 2020 Italian Serie A1 on its website. As written before, the season will start on Wednesday, July 8. In the first game that will be played this year, Nettuno 2 will host Godo Knights.  …

Despite Opening Day set, Italian Baseball Season still questionable

Parmaclima appears to have a hard time to put together a team in time for the 2020 season. In fact, Parma has made clear that it rather steps back this year and organizes some local tournaments. But Parma isn't the only team that has threatened not to play this season. A few weeks ago, the …

Italian Serie A1 will contain 10 clubs next year

In a session of the Federal Council of the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation), the composition of the 2020 Serie A1 has been approved. After the regular period in which clubs could apply for a spot in the Serie A1, there were only seven teams that were willing to play in the highest Italian …

Only 7 clubs in Serie A1 for now

Late October, the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) announced a new plan in which the Serie A1 would grow from seven clubs (after Rimini withdraw before the start of the 2019 season) to twelve. But yesterday the federation announced the names of the clubs for the 2020 season. The number of clubs was nowhere …

Novara replaces Godo Knights in IBL

Recently it was announced that the Godo Knights withdrew from the IBL because they could no longer meet the financial burden that comes with playing in the IBL. Now the Italian Baseball League has announced that SSD Baseball Novara will replace the club from Godo. Novarra will play in group B together with Fortitudo Bologna, …

Another Italian team in financial problems

Recently you could read here that two teams from the Italian Baseball League faced financial difficulties. ASD Baseball Parma and BSC Nettuno, two former baseball power houses are on the brink of  withdrawal from the IBL due to these financial problems . Two days ago, http://www.baseball.it published that another team from the IBL has announced that …