2021 European Champions Cup: Day 5

On the final day of the 2021 European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled: Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Rouen Huskies (to decide who will be demoted to the 2022 CEB cup), Fortitudo Bologna @ Curaçao Neptunus (for third place), and Bonn Capitals @ Parmaclima (gold medal game). Heidenheim Heideköpfe    -    Rouen HuskiesIn the …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 4

On the fourth day of the European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled: Rouen Huskies @ L&D Amsterdam, Parmaclima @ Fortitudo Bologna, Curaçao Neptunus @ Bonn Capitals, and Arrows Ostrava @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe. Rouen Huskies @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/07/16/2021-european-champions-cup-rouen-huskies-ld-amsterdam-pirates/ Parmaclima  5  -  4  Fortitudo BolognaA surprising result in the first semi-final today. Favorite …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 3

On the third day of the 2021 European Champions Cup, the following games were (re)scheduled: Parmaclima @ Arrows Ostrava, Curaçao Neptunus @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, Parmaclima @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Rouen Huskies, Curaçao Neptunus @ Fortitudo Bologna, and Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals. Parmaclima  13  -  8  Arrows OstravaArrows Ostrava wasn't blown away …

2021 European Champions Cup: Curaçao Neptunus @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe

After an easy win against Rouen Huskies, Curaçao Neptunus faced a surprising Heidenheim Heideköpfe that made Fortitudo Bologna go deep for the win, on Tuesday So Neptunus was warned. Curaçao Neptunus   11  -  5  Heidenheim Heideköpfe After a scoreless first inning, both teams scored a total of three runs in the second. Neptunus scored twice thanks …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 2

On the second day of the 2021 ECC, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Bonn Capitals, Fortitudo Bologna @ Rouen Huskies, Curaçao Neptunus @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, and Parmaclima Baseball @ Arrows Ostrava. L&D Amsterdam Pirates   @  Bonn Capitals https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/07/14/2021-european-champions-cup-ld-amsterdam-pirates-bonn-capitals/ Fortitudo Bologna  17  -  1  Rouen HuskiesIn a very lopsided game, Fortitudo Bologna …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 1

On day one of the European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled:Rouen Huskies @ Curaçao Neptunus, Bonn Capitals @ Parmaclima Baseball, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Fortitudo Bologna, and Arrows Ostrava @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Rouen Huskies  4  -  14  Curaçao NeptunusNeptunus needed eight innings to clinch the victory in the opening game of the tournament. …

European Champions Cup to Start Tomorrow

Another week full of European Baseball ahead. Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 13th, the European Champions Cup will start in Ostrava, Czech Republic. You may consider this tournament the Champions League of European baseball. Once again the best teams from all over Europe will gather to decide who will be the next European Baseball champions. The following …

Some Surprising and Some Good German Baseball News

With today being a holiday in several parts of Germany, some games of the upcoming weekend were played already. In Solingen the Alligators hosted the Bonn Capitals and in Haar, the München-Haar Disciples hosted the Heidenheim Heideköpfe. But besides that, there is some real good news to tell. The Bonn Capitals were way to strong …

2020 National Champions in Europe

It has become a tradition. An overview of the national champions of most European countries per season. This year we will sum up the champions per country once again. As 2020 was a strange year due to the COVID-19 virus, baseball wasn't played in some countries and in others, no playoffs were played. Nevertheless here …

Some more European Baseball to Watch

Of course, after yesterday's rainout, game one of the Holland Series will be streamed. But next to the Dutch championship series, there is also German basebal to watch. The Netherlands:Curaçao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, game 1 of the Holland Series. https://eyecons.com/videos/honkbal-ld-amsterdam-5566?fbclid=IwAR0hSszgdmfNQPiiEzPP_QutA-grMz_01e2xQk0auXtN-tqeYQm3uLhXn_AGermany:Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Bonn Capitalshttps://sportdeutschland.tv/baseball-1/finale-bonn-capitals-heidenheim-heidekoepfe-spiel-2

Some European Baseball to Watch

With baseball in Europe almost at its end, here are still some links to championship series that you can watch today. Germany. The Heidenheim Heideköpfe defend their title vs the Bonn Capitals. Here is the link to game one of the German championship series. The reigning champions Heidenheim Heideköpfe have two Dutchies in their ranks: …

Lars Huijer to Heidenheim Heideköpfe

Much to many Dutch baseball fans' surprise, starting pitcher Lars Huijer has decided to finish the 2020 season with the Heidenheim Heideköpfe of the 1. Bundesliga in Germany. Yesterday, the Heideköpfe mentioned the "acquisition" of the Dutch starter on their Facebook page. In his debut vs the Regensburg Legionäre, Huijer pitched six innings in which …

Baseball in Germany teed off yesterday

Finally. The baseball fans in Germany can enjoy their favorite game again. Last night, three games were played. One in the North Division and two in the South Division. All three games were clear victories for the home teams. Cologne Cardinals  2  -  8  Untouchables Paderborn In the opening game of the North Division, the …

Format of 2020 German 1. Bundesliga Season known

Today, the DBV (German Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the format that will be used for the 1. Bundesliga in Germany. Last weekend it was leaked already that the season will start in the weekend of August 8/9. Last weekend the format of this year's 1. Bundesliga was still up in the air. Clubs could …

Germany will start season in August

Also some positive baseball news from Germany. According to the Facebook page of the Berlin Flamingos, the 1. Bundesliga, Germany's highest baseball league, will start on the weekend of 8/9 August. As a result, it will be a shortened season. But the start of the season will only take place if the announced facilitation of …

CEB announces groups of European Champions Cup

As we already knew which clubs would participate in the European Champions Cup, it was waiting for the grouping. Yesterday the CEB unveiled both groups A and B of the event in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Group A contains of the following clubs: Curaçao Neptunus (Ned) Fortitudo Bologna (Ita) Heidenheim Heideköpfe (Ger) Rouen Huskies (Fra) Group …

Mike Bolsenbroek to join Brisbane Bandits

According to mister-baseball.com, Dutch pitcher Mike Bolsenbroek will join the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League for the 2019/2020 season. The 32-year old Bolsenbroek joined the Regensburg Legionäre in 2008 and except for the two years he spent in the US with the organization of the Philadelphia Phillies, he played with the Legionäre ever since. …