Category Archives: European Championships

Dutch Slug Their Way to European Title

BRNO, Czech Republic – The Netherlands claimed the 2014 European Baseball Championship title exactly the way it won all its games in the tournament: crushing home run after home run. The Dutch launched five roundtrippers and got strong pitching from … Continue reading

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Bolsenbroek’s Shutout Ends Italy’s Winning Streak

BRNO, Czech Republic – The Netherlands, ranked fifth in the world, managed just enough offence against NO. 11 Italy to clinch home field advantage in the 2014 European Baseball Championships. It leaves the Orange as the only undefeated side, but … Continue reading

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Frady Pleased with German Effort at Euros

BRNO, Czech Republic – Extra Innings’ reporter Gabriel Fidler talked with German head coach Greg Frady after his club’s 5-2 victory over the Czech Republic. The decision left Germany 4-4 in the 2014 European Championships and in fifth place. Extra … Continue reading

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Italy to Meet Netherlands in the 2014 European Championship Final

BRNO, Czech Republic – Dominant relief pitching and a bit third inning propelled Italy (7-0) to a 9-1 win over Czech Republic on a cool night for baseball at Draci Brno’s stadium. The victory qualified Italy for the European Baseball … Continue reading

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Netherlands Qualifies for European Baseball Championship Final

BRNO, Czech Republic – The Netherlands (7-0) pounded out 16 hits, including home runs by Curt Smith and Gianison Boekhoudt, to beat France (4-3) 14-5 at the 2014 European Baseball Championships final round. There was little doubt from the beginning that … Continue reading

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Netherlands Tops Germany on Two Big Innings

BRNO, Czech Republic – The Netherlands (6-0) scored four runs in the fifth and seventh innings, adding two more in the ninth to defeat Germany (3-3), 10-2. The final score masked the fact that the final game of day one … Continue reading

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Hejma, Sladek’s Power Surges Lift Czechs over France

BRNO, Czech Republic – Led by multi-home run days from Matej Hejma and Jakub Sladek, Czech Republic (4-2) destroyed France (4-2) 14-3 in seven innings on a beautiful afternoon for baseball at the 2014 European Championships Final Round. It was … Continue reading

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Israel Dominates C-Level European Championship

LJUBLJANA—The first European baseball tournament of 2014 to feature national teams recently concluded in Slovenia’s capital. The C-Level European Championships, which function as the lowest rung on a three step promotion system, saw eight teams contest 20 games over five … Continue reading

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Russia Scores in Ninth, Breaks Austrian Hearts in 3-2 Win

By Gabriel Fidler Box Score VIENNA – Austria took an early lead on home turf in the B-Level European Championship Vienna Pool, but Russia came back in the ninth to take the lead and then held on through a nail-biting … Continue reading

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Hendrix Shuts Out Ukraine to Qualify Britain for Euros

By Gabriel Fidler Box Score ZÜRICH – Greg Hendrix pitched a nine-inning masterpiece against Ukraine in the championship game of the B-Level European Championships’ Zürich pool, and Great Britain earned a spot in the 2014 top level European tourney with … Continue reading

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