Fan Experience U23 European Baseball Championship

In the past week, the U23 European Baseball Championship was played in Verona, Italy. This is a short evaluation of how I experienced the tournament from home. This evaluation is only about the fan experience for those who stayed home. I cannot tell anything about how the tournament was organized for the players (hotels, transport, …

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: Belgium Loses Big Against France

In one of two relegation games, winless France faced Belgium that won one game in the round robin. Nevertheless the French were way too strong and clinched an easy victory. France  12  -  5  BelgiumThe game was actually scheduled at 10.00 in the morning but was moved back to 13.30 (1.30 PM) due to 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: Belgium no Match For Germany

There still was a chance that Belgium could repeat for third place, the spot the team ended in 2019, but by losing to Germany today, the team will not advance to the semi-finals. Belgium  2  -  10  GermanyThe Belgians were no match for Germany. Unlike the German pitching staff, the Belgian wasn't able to keep …

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: Belgium vs Ukraine

In a matchup between two teams that lost in mercy-rule fashion the day before, Belgium stayed at the right side of the score. Ukraine opened the score in the first inning but then Belgium took the lead and slowly walked away. Belgium 6 - 3 Ukraine After Ukraine took a 1-0 lead in the bottom …

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 …

Dutch Roster For U23 European Championship Presented

Team manager of the Dutch U23 team, Sydney de Jong has released the roster for the team that will participate in this years U23 European Championship that will be played from August 24 through August 28 in Verona, Italy. Next to several players that have played for the team before, there are some that are …

U23 European Championship 2019: Czech Republic new champions

The Czech Republic succeeded the Netherlands as new U23 European Champions. Last year the Czechs lost in a nail biter to the Dutch 10-9. Today, the Czechs were too strong for Germany as they won 4-1. After Martin Muzik was hit by a pitch in the second inning, he scored all the way from first …

U23 European Championship 2019: Belgium clinches third place

In a close game in which Belgium scored an insurance run only late in the game, France was beaten 2-0 in what was a pitching duel. After Belgium didn't stand a chance yesterday vs Germany, it recovered quite well from a 10-1 defeat. In the second inning, Benjamin Goffaux led off with a double, followed …

U23 European Championship 2019: Finally a solid victory for Dutch

In its fifth and final game, the Kingdom of the Netherlands finally clinched a convincing victory. During the tournament, the bats stayed silent, most of the time but today they woke up as the Dutch collected fifteen hits vs Croatia as they won 14-0 in five innings. Also today, the pitching was okay, in fact, …

U23 European Championship 2019: Dutch clinch second victory in rain-shortened game

In the first game of the consolation round, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Ukraine. In the first two innings, the Dutch offense had to get used to the slow pitches of the Ukraine pitcher but eventually, in the top of the third, they broke open the score. A walk and a throwing error …

U23 European Championship 2019: Dutch clinch first win

Already eliminated from the semi-finals, team Kingdom of the Netherlands clinched its first victory of the tournament by beating Germany, that was unbeaten until today, 2-1 in another close affair. Two pitchers of Oosterhout Twins and one of Meerlease Pioniers had strong outings. Thomas Roijers (Twins) pitched four solid innings in which he gave up …