Bologna and Parma represent Italy at 2021 European Champions Cup

According to, 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 …

Will the Financial Structure of Serie A1 Baseball hold?

Officially, baseball is an amateur sport in Italy. But when you read the story below, you can only come to one conclusion: It is far from amateur status. It is merely a semi-pro sport. But for how long?  I bumped into an article about the construction of the Serie A1 finances. According to a spokesperson …

UnipolSai Bologna acquires Andy Paz, releases Jarreau Martina

As Fortitudo Bologna acquired Cuban born but now France citizen Andy Paz, they had to make room on the roster. Victim of this move was Dutchie Jarreau Martina. The Italian champion released the backup catcher. Paz, born in Havana in 1993, moved to France and became a French citizen in 2007. He played seven seasons in …

European Champions Cup 2019: UnipolSai Bologna new European champion

With the elimination of Neptunus by Bologna, it was clear we would get a new European Champion. The question was who? It turned out that Neptunus was beaten by the future European champion, who won easily by beating L&D Amsterdam Pirates 8-0.  Both opponents brought the pitchers they used in the first game of the …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 4

On day four of the ECC, the following games were scheduled:  Deurne Spartans @ Rouen Huskies, Parmaclima Parma @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals and UnipolSai Bologna @ Curaçao Neptunus.  Deurne Spartans  4  -  5  Rouen Huskies A very bitter loss for the Deurne Spartans. After the team took an unexpected 4-0 …

European Champions Cup 2019: Neptunus doesn’t stand a chance against unleashed Bologna

The story of tonight's game was Stephen Perakslis. The American with Greek roots was at the right time at the right place for Bologna as he kept Neptunus totally in check. Eventually, Neptunus fell to the Italian champion 10-3. In a battle of the champions, Fortitudo Bologna struck first in the second inning. With Diegomar …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 3

On the third day of the ECC, the following games were scheduled: Group A: Parmaclima Parma @ Bonn Capitals, Rouen Huskies @ Curaçao Neptunus Group B: Arrows Ostrava @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, UnipolSai Bologna @ Deurne Spartans. Parmaclima Parma  17  -  8  Bonn Capitals In a crazy game, the Bonn Capitals took a 7-0 lead …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 2

On the second day of the ECC, the following games were scheduled:  Group A: Bonn Capitals @ Curaçao Neptunus and Parmaclima Parma @ Rouen Huskies Group B: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Deurne Spartans and Arrows Ostrava @ UnipolSai Bologna. Bonn Capitals  4  -  14  Curaçao Neptunus Game report L&D Amsterdam Pirates  17  -  0  Deurne …

European Champions Cup 2019: Victory for L&D Amsterdam Pirates in close game

UnipolSai Bologna  1  -  2  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Also, today's second Italian-Dutch matchup was won by the Dutch side. Two solo home runs gave L&D Amsterdam Pirates a 2-0 lead after four innings. Denzel Richardson connected for a leadoff long ball to left-center field in the second inning. In the fourth, hired gun Sharlon Schoop …

European Champions Cup to start tomorrow

The European Champions Cup will start Tuesday, June 4. This year the tournament with the eight best European clubs will be played in Bologna and neighboring Castenaso. Champions Cup is a bit odd term as not only national champions are participating. Italy and the Netherlands are represented by two clubs each: their national champions and …

Dutchies contribute in Bologna win

Tonight, Fortitudo Bologna pushed over Godo Baseball. In seven innings the Knights were brushed aside 14-0, a blowout score in which the two Dutch players of Bologna, Jarreau Martina and John Polonius had their fair share. For two innings, Godo managed to keep Bologna scoreless but in the third, the reigning Italian champion scored twice. …

Smiley’s vlog, episode 2

Jarreau Martina and the Dutch Baseball hangout have agreed on a cooperation. The Dutch Baseball Hangout will post Jarreau’s vlog during his stay in Bologna where he has joined the local baseball club Fortitudo Bologna or UnipolSai Bologna. Jarreau’s nickname is Smiley, so that explains the title of this blog post. After not seeing action …

Strong debut for Jarreau Martina

Today, Dutchie Jarreau Martina debuted with UnipolSai Bologna in the Serie A1. Against Rangers Redipuglia, the former Dutch hoofdklasse player played behind home plate all of the game and went 2 for 3 in the game. With the game tied at one and two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Jarreau singled up …

More Curaçaoan reinforcements for Fortitudo Bologna

Reigning Italian champion Fortitudo Bologna has acquired another player from the Dutch kingdom. Next to Alex Rodriguez and Jarreau Martina, Curaçaoan infielder John Polonius has been added to their ranks. Players from Curaçao are popular in Italy as they have a Dutch passport and thus are regarded members of the European Union according to the …

Smiley’s vlog, episode 1

Jarreau Martina and the Dutch Baseball hangout have agreed on a cooperation. The Dutch Baseball Hangout will post Jarreau's vlog during his stay in Bologna where he has joined the local baseball club Fortitudo Bologna or UnipolSai Bologna. Jarreau's nickname is Smiley, so that explains the title of this blog post. Jarreau wanted to film …

Schedule European Champions Cup released

The European Baseball Federation CEB has released the schedule of the upcoming European Champions Cup in Regensburg, Germany. The tournament will start on Wednesday, June 7th through Sunday, June 11th. The schedule of group A, in which Curacao Neptunus, with their new manager Ronald Jaarsma, will play, will look as follows: Wednesday, June 7: 11:00 …

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