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. …

Germany with two teams in next year’s ECC

Today, the final of the CEB cup was played. The opponents were the German runner up Heidenheim Heideköpfe and the Czech runner up Draci Brno. For eight innings, both teams were each other's equal but in the eighth, the Heideköpfe struck hard and stepped off the field as the winner. Eight innings long, neither team …

CEB Cup 2019: Heidenheim and Brno still unbeaten

As most of the attention of this blog is going to the European Champions Cup, one would forget there is also another European tournament going on: the CEB cup is taking place in Brno, Czech Republic. With two groups of four teams, two teams stood out above the rest so far: the Heidenheim Heideköpfe in …

Dutchie sets strikeout milestone in Germany

Rob Cordemans isn't the only Dutch player that is chasing a strikeout milestone. Mike Bolsenbroek, who has spent most of his baseball career in Germany got his 1000th strikeout tonight in the game between Heidenheim Heideköpfe and Bolsenbroek's former team, the Buchbinder Legionäre from Regensburg. In a very cold Regensburg (2-3 degrees Celcius), Bolsenbroek only …

Monster scores and Dutchies on Day 2 of German baseball

On the second day of the German Bundesliga Baseball, the fans could enjoy a couple of monster scores, at least those who rooted for the winning team. Today several players with a link to Dutch baseball made their appearance. Bremen Dockers @ Solingen Alligators In both games, the Bremen Dockers were no match for the …

Crazy game in Dohren for season opener

The season opener of the Dohren Wild Farmers vs the Cologne Cardinals turned out in a crazy and ugly game. Early in the game, there was a bench-clearing brawl that led to several ejections. Eventually, the Cologne Cardinals won game one 15-8. Cologne Cardinals @ Dohren Wild Farmers The Cologne Cardinals took an early lead …

Mike Bolsenbroek leaves Regensburg, Jan Tomek fills the void

According to the website of the Regensburg Legionäre, their ace Mike Bolsenbroek turns his back on the club to join the three-time German champion, Heidenheim Heideköpfe. According to head coach Tomas Bison the Legionäre have tried everything to change his mind but the offered contract wasn't financially attractive to continue his stay with Regensburg.  "It …