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. …

European Championship Qualifier: Russia and Ukraine Return to Main Tournament

For the first time since 2016, Russia will return at the highest level of European baseball. Also the Ukrainians return to the highest level. For them it was even longer ago since they participated at the European Championship's A group: 2010. Serbia  5  -  9  UkraineA six-run second inning heralded the return of Ukraine with …

European Championship Qualifier, Day 4

On the fourth day of the European Championship Qualifier, the following games were scheduled: Hungary @ Finland, Switzerland @ Slovenia, Romania @ Poland, Ukraine @ Bulgaria, Greece @ Lithuania, Serbia @ Estonia, Ireland @ Slovakia, and Russia @ Turkey. Hungary  5  -  3  FinlandA surprising result. Hungary took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and …

European Championship Qualifiers Day Three

On the third day of the European Championship Qualifiers the Belgrade group started as well. The following games were scheduled today: Ireland @ Hungary, Turkey @ Switzerland, Greece @ Romania, Estonia @ Ukraine, Lithuania @ Poland, Bulgaria @ Serbia, Slovakia @ Finland, and Russia @ Belarus. Ireland  16  -  3  HungaryUnlike yesterday, Ireland needed seven …

European Championship Qualifiers, Day Two

On the second day of the European Championship Qualifiers, the following games were scheduled: Finland @ Ireland, Slovenia @ Belarus, Poland @ Greece, Romania @ Lituania, Hungary @ Slovakia, and Switzerland @ Russia. Finland  1  -  6  IrelandThe first game in Bratislava today was the matchup between Finland and Ireland. Except the fact that Ireland …

European Championship Qualifiers Have Started

Today, the Qualifiers for the European Championship started. Well, the Moscow group that is. In that group two games will be played. Tomorrow, the Bratislava and Utena groups will start. The Belgrade group will start on July 1st. The two games that were played in Moscow today, were the ones between Russia and Slovenia and …

Groups European Championship Qualifier announced

In a stream call, the WBSC Europe announced the four groups and their participants of the 2021 European Championship Qualifier. The qualifiers will be played at the same time. Five surprising countries were added to these qualifiers. The group that will play in Utena, Lithuania contains:- Georgia- Greece- Lithuania- Poland- RomaniaThe group in Bratislava, Slovakia …

European Championship will expand to 16 teams

It was rumored for quite some time but today, the WBSC announced that the European Championship will expand from twelve to sixteen teams, starting with next year's edition that will be played in Italy. All teams that participated in the 2019 edition, will participate in the 2021 edition. This means that the two countries that …

2019 national champions in Europe

In the past two years, you could read an overview of the national champions in Europe. The Dutch Baseball Hangout would like to continue with that, so here is the 2019 edition. Austria: The Dornbirn Indians took a 2-0 lead over the Vienna Metrostars, with convincing victories (6-1 and 9-2) in the first weekend of …

European championship B-pool: day 5

In Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, the preliminary round saw its last series of games. Unbeaten Israel and Russia have clinched a spot in the finals already. Even if Russia would lose and Greece would win, the Russians will qualify as they beat Greece in the mutual game. The following games were scheduled today: Ireland hosted Israel, Russia took …

European championship B-pool: day 4

On the fourth day of the tournament in Blagoevgrad, last year's winners of the C-pool, Greece and Ireland faced each other. Israel hosted Russia in a battle of the unbeaten teams and Serbia took on hosting nation Bulgaria. Ireland  0  -  3  Greece A close game and a somewhat unexpected winner. Last year during the …

2019 European Championship B-Pool: day three

In Blavgoevgrad, Bulgaria, the following games were scheduled today: Greece @ Serbia, Ireland @ Russia, Bulgaria @ Israel. Greece  9  -  5  Serbia Greece clinched its first victory of the tournament. After the Greek scored three runs in the first inning, two in the second and one in the sixth, it looked like they had …

2019 European Championship B-pool

In Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, the following games were scheduled today:  Serbia @ Israel, Greece @ Russia and Bulgaria @ Ireland. Serbia  1  -  11  Israel For five innings, Bulgaria could keep pace with Israel but in the sixth inning, Israel scored four runs and started to walk away. Back-to-back solo home runs, an RBI single and …