2022 National Champions in Europe

It's that time of the year again. Time for an anthology of national champions in European baseball. Austria:A championship series between the Dornbirn Indians and the Vienna Wanderers ended in a victory for the Vienna Wanderers. In a best-of-five series, both teams were each others match, but eventually, the Wanderers scored the winning run in …

Thomas de Wolf Hangs up His Cleats

With the championship game of the Belgian Series, on Sunday, October 9, the career of slugger Thomas de Wolf came to an end. After twenty-nine years, Thomas decided to call it quits. No better way to finish your career with a championship. In 1993, Thomas got acquainted with baseball thanks to a classmate at kindergarten …

2022 European Champions Cup: Parmaclima Repeats as European Champion

In a nail biter, L&D Amsterdam ended at the wrong side of the score. In a game in which the pitching on both sides wasn't great, but good enough to keep the teams in the game, Parma struck in the eighth inning when it turned the tables and turned a Amsterdam lead into a lead …

2022 European Champions Cup: L&D Amsterdam Pirates Advances to Finals

After San Marino advanced to the semi-finals by losing the remainder of Monday's postponed game by just one run, they faced the Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates in the first semi-final of the day. In a game that lacked quality pitching, Pirates stayed at the right side of the score and advanced to tomorrow's final. …

2022 European Champions Cup: Curaçao Neptunus Wins But is Destined to Play Against Relegation

This early morning, the game between T&A San Marino and Curaçao Neptunus, that was postponed at a 5-5 score on Monday, was rescheduled for today. Neptunus had to win with a difference of three runs to make it to the semis. T&A San Marino  7  -  8  Curaçao NeptunusThe game continued at the start of …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 3

So far the tournament has been plagued by inclement weather, so the schedule has been reshuffled. Yesterday's game between the Bonn Capitals and Curaçao Neptunus was rescheduled for today at 16.00. Other scheduled games were: Draci Brno @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, Arrows Ostrava @ Curaçao Neptunus, Parmaclima @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe (remainder of yesterday's game), L&D Amsterdam …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 2

On the second day of the 2022 European Champions Cup in the former German capital Bonn, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Draci Brno, T&A San Marino @ Arrows Ostrava, Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals (make up game for yesterday's rainout), Parmaclima @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, and Bonn Capitals @ Curaçao Neptunus. Once …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 1

On the first day of the 2022 ECC, the following games were scheduled: Draci Brno @ Parma, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Curaçao Neptunus @ T&A San Marino, and Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals. Draci Brno  1  -  11  ParmaclimaParmaclima needed eight innings to clinch today's victory. In the first inning, Draci took a …

Dudley Leonora Makes His Presence Felt in Debut With T&A San Marino

During the opening weekend, "Italian" champion T&A San Marino was way too strong for its opponent CSA SRL Torre Pedrera Falcons SC ASD (a mouthful). New import player Dudley Leonora from St. Maarten (Dutch Caribbeans) made his presence felt in both games. After Leonora was told he would not be selected for the Dutch national …

Dudley Leonora Joins T&A San Marino

On his Facebook page, Dudley Leonora showed a photo wearing a San Marino Baseball cap and a San Marino jersey, indicating he is joining the reigning "Italian" champion. By being denied a spot on the roster of the Dutch national team with the 2021 European Championship, due to a rejuvenation of the team, Leonora lost …

Italian Clubs Get Reinforcements in The Final Hour

Several Italian Serie A clubs have acquired some reinforcements just before the periode in which this is allowed will end. The most eye popping transactions will be mentioned below. Nettuno BC 1945 The oldest club of Italy is finally back at the highest level of Italian baseball. The promotion was earned last year. So far …

Jiandido Tromp Joins T&A San Marino of Italian Serie A

After a minor league career with the Phillies organization and one year in Indy ball, Aruban outfielder Jiandido Tromp will head to Europe, Italy to be exact, where he will continue his baseball career. Jiandido joined the Phillies organization in 2012 when he debuted in the Gulf Coast League before he was promoted to the …

Bologna and Parma represent Italy at 2021 European Champions Cup

According to baseball.it, UnipolSai Bologna and ParmaClima will represent Italy next year at the 2021 European Champions Cup. Of course, Bologna will be a representative as Italian champion. Parma, on the other hand, finished third and did not make the Italian Series. The Italian Series were played between Bologna and T&A San Marino. But since …

San Marino beats Bologna in seven innings

In game one of the Italian Championship Series, T&A San Marino needed only seven innings to clinch the 10-0 victory. The long ball and a masterful Markus Solbach were the keys to the victory. In the first inning, San Marino got on the board when Luca Pulzetti scored from second base on Maikel Caseres' single …

Triple Crown in Italy

For the first time since 2010, when Carlos Duran accomplished the feat, Federico Celli has won the Triple Crown in Italy's highest baseball league. With a batting average of .473, 10 home runs and 36 runs batted in, Celli stayed ahead of all of the Serie A1. When it comes to batting average, only Ray-Patrick …

My top ten of European ballcaps

Recently I wrote a blog post about my favorite Dutch ballcaps. Today I will post one about my favorite European ballcaps. Throughout Europe, there are many baseball clubs. Some of them sport some nice ballcaps. Time for an overview of my favorite ones. Be warned, there is a lot of green coming up.  10. Munich-Haar …

European Champions Cup 2018: L&D Amsterdam Pirates saves Dutch ticket

For most of the week, L&D Amsterdam Pirates played like a sack of potatoes but in its hour of need the team stepped on it and saved the ECC ticket for the Netherlands for 2019. Kevin Heijstek was the starting pitcher. In the first game of the tournament he was too but then it was like …

Borgerhout Squirrels brings back Belgium to highest European level, the Netherlands must fear for one European ticket

  In the final of the CEB cup (one level below the European Champions Cup), Borgerhout Squirrels from Belgium hosted the Bonn Capitals from Germany. In a very close game, the Belgian champion stayed at the right side of the score.  The key to the Squirrels' win was their pitching. Kenny van den Branden, who …

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