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 …

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 …

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 …

2019 European Championship B-pool

Today, the European Championship B-pool will start. The tournament is split into two groups. One part will be played in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, the other will be played in Trnava, Slovakia. The tournament in Slovakia will only start tomorrow. The winners of both groups will play a "playoff" series from July 26 - July 28 to …

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