Category Archives: Italy

Europeans in University 2019: Players K-M

As our rundown of European-eligible players proceeds through the alphabet, we dive into letters ‘K’ through ‘M’. These 12 athletes include players raised in Czech Republic, Israel, and Italy, plus dual citizens that suit up for Croatia, Greece, Ireland, and … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Players A-B

We begin our look at European players and those eligible for the continent’s national teams with players and coaches with family names beginning with ‘A’ or ‘B’. The subsequent nine names include two draftees, two of Great Britain’s top prospects, … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Introduction

The number of Europeans playing baseball at American universities and high schools reached what is likely an all-time high in 2019. In 2018, a total of 77 Europeans and those eligible for the continent’s national teams suited up for American … Continue reading

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Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier Preview

Parma, Italy – The gauntlet for five European places at the Europe-Africa Olympic qualifier  has been run and the end result netted no real surprises: European champions the Netherlands, plus Italy, Israel, Spain, and the Czech Republic. That quintet will be … Continue reading

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2019 European Championship Roster Preview

The 2019 European Championship starts today in Bonn and Solingen, Germany, with even more at stake that continental bragging rights. The top five teams will join South Africa in Bologna and Parma a few days after this tournament ends to … Continue reading

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MLB Elite Tournament Hosted in UK for First Time

This article was written for, and first appeared on, baseballsoftballuk.com. Major League Baseball (MLB) announced rosters today for its Elite European Development Tournament, which is being held at BaseballSoftballUK’s Farnham Park Baseball & Softball Complex from 25-27 June. A total … Continue reading

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History of Baseball5 Clinics and Tournaments

Since its introduction at the 2017 World Friendship Games in Burundi, the new sport of Baseball5 has spread like wildfire across the globe. It was included in the 2018 World Youth Games in Buenos Aires and has been added to … Continue reading

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2019 International Baseball Schedule

Every year, Extra Innings publishes a list of all international baseball fixtures. This list evolves over the year as most international baseball events beyond the top tournaments are planned less than six months in advance. This was never more true … Continue reading

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Markus Solbach Breaks Australian Record

ADELAIDE, Australia — In a game featuring multiple WBC qualifying round stars, recent Dodgers signee Markus Solbach today broke the Adelaide Bite record for most strikeouts in a season. The German right-hander struck out fellow international veteran Gift Ngoepe in … Continue reading

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New Rankings Offer Premier 12 Insight

The WBSC released its new rankings yesterday, taking into account more than 250 new games played, including the Under-15 World Cup and numerous continental championships. The U.S. retained its rightful place at the top after winning the U15 global title … Continue reading

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