Category Archives: Lithuania

Record-Setting Baseball5 Euros Are Offensive Hit

France has been crowned the first baseball5 champion of Europe after 30 months of trailblazing in the sport. The Baseball5 Euros featured exhilarating play and plenty of tense moments across the 90 games contested. Few can argue with the offensive … Continue reading

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Baseball5 Euros: Crowning a European Champion

  VILNIUS, Lithuania – France has been one of the leaders in the spreading of baseball5 globally and, today, its efforts paid off as Les Bleus became the first Baseball5 European Champions. A dramatic championship series sweep over hosts Lithuania … Continue reading

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Baseball5 Euros: Lithuania, France Qualify for World Cup

VILNIUS, Lithuania – After an exciting first day at the European Baseball5 Championship, Day Two dialled up the emotion and the intensity. By the end of play, history had been made as Lithuania and France qualified for the premier Baseball5 … Continue reading

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Baseball5 Euros: Russia and Italy Undefeated on Day One

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Fourteen nations converged on Lithuania for the first-ever baseball5 championship on any continent. With a mixture of baseball and softball giants like the Netherlands, Italy, and the Czech Republic and minnows Estonia, Latvia, and Moldova, there were … Continue reading

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Play Everywhere: Baseball5 Update and 2020 Schedule

Since we published our history of baseball5 events last March [updated link], the WBSC’s newest discipline has spread quickly around the globe. From its creation 18 months before then, 75 events had been held involving 39 countries. As we shall … Continue reading

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Baseball Euros Expansion Under Consideration

In non-WBC Qualifier news out of the Czech Republic, it appears that the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) is considering expanding the European Championship. At the latest congress last weekend, CEB issued a number of awards, including Federation of the … Continue reading

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WBSC Rankings 2019 (Part I): Israel and Europe on the Rise

The new WBSC world rankings have been unveiled for men’s and women’s baseball and on the men’s side there are a number of interesting takeaways. A number of high-profile baseball nations achieved record-high rankings, including Mexico and Israel, while a … Continue reading

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Europeans in University 2019: Players V-Z

Our glance at Europeans playing baseball at North American high schools and universities concludes with 14 players representing 10 different countries. These include the only athlete with Russian connexions, the top Lithuanian prospect, and three players that were selected for … 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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