U23 European Baseball Championship: The Netherlands Wins Gold Medal Game

In a surprising final (who expected the Germans to make it?), the Dutch kind of cruised to the tournament victory. Sure it wasn't a blow out score like in the round robin, but the Dutch win was never in danger. The Netherlands 7 - 3 Germany After a scoreless first inning, the Netherlands took a …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 4

On the fourth day of the 2021 U23 European Championship, two relegation games and two semi-finals were scheduled. The relegation games: France @ Belgium and Ukraine @ Czech Republic. Semi-finals: Great Britain @ the Netherlands and Germany @ Italy. France  12  -  5  Belgium https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/08/27/u23-european-baseball-championship-belgium-loses-big-against-france/ Ukraine  0  -  15  Czech RepublicThe Czech Republic wasn't wasting …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Dutch Shove Brits Aside.

A lineup with plenty of American-born players wasn't able to deny the Netherlands a spot in the final. After a rigid start, the Dutch flexed their muscles and cruised to the win. Great Britain  4  -  12  the NetherlandsDespite a big score, the British were a pretty gnarly opponent in the first three innings. A …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 3

On the third day of the 2021 U23 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Ukraine @ the Netherlands, Belgium @ Germany, France @ Czech Republic, and Italy @ Great Britain. Ukraine  0  -  10  The Netherlands https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/08/26/u23-european-championship-ukraine-also-no-match-for-the-netherlands/ France  5  -  7  Czech RepublicBy losing to Great-Britain yesterday, it was clear that we will have …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Ukraine Also no Match For The Netherlands

Already having clinched the first spot in group B, the Netherlands took on Ukraine in the final game of the round robin. Just like Belgium and Germany, Ukraine was no match and lost in six mercy rule innings. Ukraine  0  -  10  The NetherlandsFor the third time in a row, the Dutch team got on …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 2

On the second day of the 2021 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Belgium @ Ukraine, Czech Republic @ Great Britain, Germany @ the Netherlands, and France @ Italy. Belgium  6  -  3  Ukraine https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/08/25/u23-european-baseball-championship-belgium-vs-ukraine/ Czech Republic  5  -  6  Great BritainOpening the score without a hit. That is what happened to Great Britain. …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Germany Blown Away by The Netherlands

On the second day of the U23 European Championship, the teams that beat their previous opponents in mercy rule fashion, faced each other. The winner of this game would clinch a spot in the semi-finals. Germany 1 - 10 the Netherlands In another battle of neighboring countries, Germany was no match for the Netherlands. The …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 1

On the first day of the 2021 U23 European Baseball Championship the following games were scheduled: Great Britain @ France, Ukraine @ Germany, the Netherlands @ Belgium, and Italy @ Czech Republic. Great Britain 3 - 0 FranceIt was a game in which the runs and the hits did not come cheap. Both teams collected …

U23 European Baseball Championship: The Netherlands vs Belgium

On the first day of the U23 European Baseball Championship, the Battle of the Lowlands took place. Of the two neighboring countries, the Netherlands stayed on the right side of the score but it took a while before the team could walk away. The Netherlands  17  -  3  BelgiumBrendan Versrpeet, who normally serves as a …

2021 U12 European Championship: The Netherlands Fall to The Czech Republic

In the semi-final, the Netherlands faced a strong Czech team. The team that had beaten Italy in the round robin. The Dutch team went down but not without a fight. The Netherlands 4 - 8 Czech RepublicIn the first inning the game started to look like yesterday's ass whooping by Germany, as the Czech Republic …

2021 U12 European Championship: Germany Humiliates The Netherlands

Germany 22 - 5 The Netherlands It was one of those games in which things didn't go as planned/hoped. The Dutch pitching did not pan out the way it should, at critical moments, the defense committed errors and overall, the Germans excelled in the batters box and showed once more that they are a serious …

2021 U12 European Championship: Belgium Makes Dutch go Deep in First Four Innings

Where the Germans only needed three innings in Belgium's first game of today, the team made the Netherlands go deep in the first four innings but eventually lost with big numbers as well. Nevertheless, Belgium made the Dutch go deep in the first four innings. After that the gas was out of the tank, which …

2021 U15 European Championship: Dutch Clinch Third Place

Even though it was only in the Bronze Medal game, the Dutch got their revenge for the ass whooping by Italy, earlier this week, as they beat their eternal rivals 5-3. The Netherlands took an early lead when it scored twice on a sac fly by Tyrell Mercado Reyes and an RBI single through the …

2021 U15 European Championship: No Final For Dutch

The Dutch were hoping to advance to the finals against the Czech Republic. But their hopes were dashed by a dominating Czech pitcher, who led his team to a mercy rule 10-0 victory. The 12-2 loss against Italy, yesterday, likely wasn't a confidence builder. After the Dutch, got through the first inning without any damage, …

2021 U15 European Championship: Italy Routs The Netherlands

In an easy 12-2 victory over the Netherlands, Italy clinched first place in Group B. Both teams already had clinched a spot in the semi-finals on the previous day. In the first inning, the Italians took a decisive lead thanks to an RBI groundout and a three-run home run. But the team continued to drive …

2021 U15 European Championship: Dutch Blow Away Austria

Instead of the usual seven innings, the Dutch U15 team needed only four innings to win the opening game of the 2021 U15 European Championship. Except for a scoreless first inning, the Dutch scored at least one run in the remaining three frames. This year's tournament is hosted by two countries: The Czech Republic and …

Dutch release roster for Olympic Qualifier

The KNBSB, represented by manager Hensley Meulens has released the 26-man roster for the upcoming (final) Olympic Qualifier that will start on June 22nd. In the meantime, several countries have pulled back from the tournament. It all started with China, whose decision was likely politically motivated as the tournament was originally scheduled in Taiwan. But …

Corona: Different Situations in Europe’s main Baseball Competitions, an update

A month ago, you could read an overview of the baseball situation in each of the main baseball countries in Europe as they all were/are hit by the measurements that surround the coronavirus. Here is an update per country. Belgium: Last week, the KBBSF (Royal Belgian Baseball and Softball Federation) sent a letter to all …