• Czech Republic’s Mensik on the Cusp of Making Professional Debut

    Updated: 2021-08-29 11:03:31
    The Czech Republic’s Vojtech Mensik, who played in this year’s NCAA Divison I College World Series with the North Carolina State University Wolfpack, is on the cusp of making his professional debut in Arizona. The 23-year-old infielder signed with the Los Angeles Angels in early July and was placed on the active roster of the […]

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    Updated: 2021-08-26 11:01:16
    PAID POST Can the Yankees keep their hot streak alive and overtake the Rays just like they did the Red Sox? Can the Mariners end their playoff drought and nab a wildcard? And in the National League, will the Giants run out of steam, or will they manage to fend off the juggernaut Dodgers for […]

  • Europeans in the Majors & Minors: Late August Update

    Updated: 2021-08-25 11:10:45
    By “DZ”.  Filed Aug. 25. It was an action-packed mid-August for Europeans in the low minors, with several impressive pitching performances from rookies in the system, some impressive pop from a young Italian slugger, and a great batting eye from the top-ranked European prospect. The highlights of the last two weeks are a group of […]

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  • Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands to Contest 2021 U23 World Cup in Mexico

    Updated: 2021-08-23 16:44:49
    The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced the 12 participants and groups of the upcoming III WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup, which will run from 23 September to 2 October in the state of Sonora, Mexico. The Czech Republic and Germany have both been drawn in a group with Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Taiwan, while the Netherlands […]

  • 2021 Federation Cup, Day 4: Herrera’s Homer Streak Reaches Four as Karlovac Sweeps

    Updated: 2021-08-20 04:06:34
    By Gabriel Fidler BRASSCHAAT, Belgium — Olimpija Karlovac made a big statement as play continued in the Federation Cup, blasting Vienna 23-6 and evading the hometown Braves 10-6 in the nightcap. José Herrera was 8-for-8 with two more homers in the doubleheader sweep for the Croatian baseball champions, driving home 11 runs. Brasschaat and the Wanderers […]

  • 2021 Federation Cup, Day 3: Karlovac Still Unbeaten, First Win for Vienna Wanderers

    Updated: 2021-08-19 08:23:56
    By Francisco Barreto BRASSCHAAT, Belgium — After Day Two of the Federation Cup was lost to heavy rain, Croatian champion Olimpija Karlovac wasted no time on Day Three of the event, scoring nine runs in the first two innings on the way to a 16-6 defeat (box score) of the Vienna Wanderers. With two wins […]

  • 2021 Federation Cup, Day 2: Rain Washes Out Both Games

    Updated: 2021-08-18 11:32:06
    By Gabriel Fidler Day 2 of the Federation Cup was a complete washout, with precipitation causing the postponement of two games for Olimpija Karlovac, one each against the Vienna Wanderers (1-1) and the Brasschaat Braves (0-1). Standings Team W-L RF RA Olimpija Karlovac 1-0 7 3 Vienna Wanderers 1-1 10 11 Brasschaat Braves 0-1 4 […]

  • 2021 Federation Cup, Day 1: Karlovac, Vienna Victorious; Three Teams Withdraw

    Updated: 2021-08-17 16:39:14
    By Gabriel Fidler and Francisco Barreto BRASSCHAAT, Belgium — A significantly condensed Federation Cup commenced in the northern stadium of Belgium’s twin baseball cities. A regular host of CEB events, the Brasschaat Braves were originally meant to host six teams in the third-tier tournament for European baseball clubs, but half of the field had to withdraw […]

  • Tenerife Marlins Win Game 5 to Take 2021 SBL Title

    Updated: 2021-08-17 08:25:03
    The Tenerife Marlins won the 2021 Spanish Baseball League (SBL) championship on Sunday afternoon in Valencia, defeating the host Astros 14-8 to take the deciding Game Five of the championship series. It is the Marlins’ sixth Spanish title in nine years. After splitting the first two games of the series on Tenerife, the Marlins traveled […]

  • Astros and Marlins Will Decide SBL Title This Weekend

    Updated: 2021-08-14 04:25:21
    The Spanish Baseball League (SBL) championship will be decided this weekend in Valencia, with the best-of-five series tied at one game apiece heading into Saturday’s Game Three contest between the Astros Valencia and Tenerife Marlins. The teams split the first two games of the best-of-five series two weeks ago in Puerto de la Cruz, with […]

  • Europeans in the Majors & Minors: Early August Update

    Updated: 2021-08-13 04:33:29
    By “DZ”. Filed 11 Aug. 2021.  In the last fortnight, two European minor leaguers have stood out. Sem Robberse (Netherlands) is in the midst of a dominant streak of starts, earning a promotion to High-A. Samuel Aldegheri (Italy) continues his success in full-season ball, stretching his scoreless outings since his promotion to four. Meanwhile, eight of […]

  • U12 European Championship: Day 2

    Updated: 2021-08-12 08:06:58
    Day Two of the U12 European championship in Mortsel, Belgium, saw the Czech Republic take command of Group A with victories over Italy and France. In Group B, Germany and the Netherlands both defeated the Belgian hosts by considerable margins to line up the group decider on Day Three. The Czech Republic (3-0) booked its […]

  • U12 European Championship: Day 1

    Updated: 2021-08-11 10:55:38
    The U12 European championship in Mortsel, Belgium, got underway on Tuesday, with five of the opening day’s seven games decided by large margins. Germany ended its first day of competition with two victories and a run differential of +36, and the Czech Republic and Italy both scored 23 runs against Poland in Group A play. […]

  • 2021 Federations Qualifier: Record-Setting Marlins Sail to 2022 Federations Cup Berth

    Updated: 2021-08-08 11:24:55
    By Gabriel Fidler BOGUSLAV, Ukraine — The Tenerife Marlins set multiple Federations Cup Qualifier records as it finished a dizzying dash past its opponents in Ukraine. Utena was the victim of the Spanish club’s fourth consecutive shutout, a one-hitter by Ernesto Piño and Eduardo Miliani that also meant that Marlins’ pitchers would conclude the tournament […]

  • 2021 Federations Qualifier: Mets’ Perfect Run Secures 2022 Federations Cup Bid; First British Qualification Since 2003

    Updated: 2021-08-08 11:02:04
    By Gabriel Fidler BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria — Well aware of the stakes in the Federations Cup Qualifier championship, the London Mets mashed from the first pitch of the game, holding off multiple rallies from RusStar Moscow in a 9-5 victory in the title game. The Mets finished with a perfect record in the CEB tourney, only […]

  • 2021 Federations Qualifier: Noguera Fires Tenerife’s Third Shutout, Marlins to Final

    Updated: 2021-08-07 11:20:28
    BOGUSLAV, Ukraine — Rain delayed the final pool game of the Federations Cup Qualifier in Ukraine, but only after Tenerife claimed a spot in the championship with its third consecutive shutout. Tony Noguera was aces on the bump for the Marlins, and Jesús Ustariz carried over his monster Spanish Baseball League campaign with a big […]

  • 2021 Federations Qualifier: Mets Second British Club Perfect Through Group Play at CEB Qualifier

    Updated: 2021-08-07 11:06:12
    By Gabriel Fidler BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria — The London Mets wrapped up group play at the third Federations Cup Qualifier with its fourth win, an easy 19-5 drubbing of the hapless hosts, Sofia Athletic. The 4-0 record marked only the second time in British baseball history that a club won all of its games at a […]

  • 2021 Federations Qualifier: Two for Tenerife on Nacar Shutout, Montaño Bomb; Zickus Tireless for Utena

    Updated: 2021-08-06 11:14:55
    By Gabriel Fidler BOGUSLAV, Ukraine — Leslie Nacar duplicated Jesús Montaño’s six scoreless innings from Game One and the Marlins romped to another effortless win the Federations Cup Ukraine Qualifier. Montaño backed up his rotation-mate with a longball in the 15-0 victory over Utenos Titanai, which had cavorted to a 27-11 shellacking of the London […]

  • 2021 Federations Qualifier: Unhittable Lainoff, Pekhotkin Set Up London–Moscow Final

    Updated: 2021-08-06 10:57:59
    By Gabriel Fidler BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria — On an important day for Moscow in the Bulgaria pool of the Federations Cup Qualifier, the RusStars came up one run short in a rollercoaster game with the unbeaten London Mets before claiming its first win, a 10-3 triumph over Sofia. Brian Lainoff did not surrender a hit or […]

  • 2021 Federations Qualifier: Tenerife Overwhelms Utena; Deering Delivers Win for London

    Updated: 2021-08-05 11:10:09
    By Gabriel Fidler BOGUSLAV, Ukraine — Tenerife and London were each victorious as the CEB Federations Cup Qualifier in Ukraine commenced. The entry level qualification tournament is the first ever hosted by Boguslav, a city south of Kyiv near the center of the Eastern European country. The Marlins began the day with a 10-0 two-hitter […]

  • 2021 Federations Qualifier: Yoshioka’s Bat, Arm, Stroman’s Solo Shot Deliver Win for London

    Updated: 2021-08-05 10:55:22
    By Gabriel Fidler BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria — After convincing wins by the London and Moscow on the opening day of the third Federations Cup Qualifier, the two clubs matched up for the only game on Day Two. Drake Yoshioka and Zachary Stroman propelled the Mets to an early lead, and the four-time defending champions of Britain […]

  • 2021 Federations Qualifier: Four Hits for Edmonds, Sollecito, Kochetov as London, Moscow Win

    Updated: 2021-08-04 10:49:11
    By Gabriel Fidler BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria — The third qualifier for the CEB Federations Cup commenced in southwestern Bulgaria with Athletic Sofia representing the host nation in a battle of clubs from three European capitals. Unusually, the tournament will be played as a double-round robin, as there are only three total teams. Jordan Edmonds and Matteo […]

  • Olimpija Karlovac Wins 2021 Croatian Title

    Updated: 2021-08-03 19:34:57
    Olimpija Karlovac defeated Nada Split 4-3 on Saturday, July 31, to win Game Seven of the 2021 Croatian championship series. Olimpija rallied from a 3-0 series deficit, winning four games in a row to lift the championship trophy at home. Aside from a blowout Game Three victory for Nada, every game in the series was […]

  • Tokyo 2020, Game 11: Israel Eliminated by Walkoff Despite Valencia Homer

    Updated: 2021-08-03 11:10:34
    By Gabriel Fidler. Image of Valencia courtesy of WBSC.  Danny Valencia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth as Israel twice mounted comebacks against No. 7 Dominican Republic, but Los Quisqueyanos saved its own crucial rally until the bottom of the ninth, when a combination of big- and small-ball produced two runs and the victory. […]

  • Tokyo 2020, Game 9: Kim Strikes Again as South Korea Blasts Israel

    Updated: 2021-08-02 09:54:44
    Wrap and images courtesy of WBSC.  World No. 3 South Korea advanced today to the semifinal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic baseball competition after beating No. 24 Israel, 11-1, in a mercy-rule, seven-inning game, which was technically another walk-off for the defending gold medalists. Korean batters put on an 18-hit display, as Ji-Hwan Oh and […]

  • Olympic Baseball Day 5: ISR-DOM Historical Preview, Starting Pitchers

    Updated: 2021-08-02 09:22:02
    Notes and images courtesy of WBSC.  Today’s one-game playoff between baseball powerhouse Dominican Republic and Olympic newcomer Israel will decide whose hopes of a medal will continue. The winner will have the chance to play against the United States for a spot in the second semifinal, which is scheduled for Thursday, 5 August. The other nation’s Olympic […]

  • Czech Top4 Nearly Set, Tempo Controls Own Fate in Decider

    Updated: 2021-08-02 08:12:06
    The Czech Extraliga’s Top4 is nearly set, with tonight’s contest between Draci Brno (10-4) and Tempo Prague (6-8) determining the fourth and final spot in the playoff field. A Tempo win would book the Prague club’s passage to the semifinals, while Extraliga newcomers Sokol Hluboka, who finished the Top6 with a 6-9 record, would qualify […]

  • Tokyo 2020, Game 8: Korea’s Kim Erases Francisco’s Moon Shot in Walk-Off

    Updated: 2021-08-02 08:00:41
    Wrap and images courtesy of WBSC.  Hyun-Soo Kim hit a laser to right field to cap off a three-run rally in the bottom of the eighth to give world No. 3 South Korea a 4-3 walk-off win over No. 7 Dominican Republic in the knockout stage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball tournament Sunday night […]

  • Tokyo 2020, Game 7: Israel Defeats Mexico to Keep Olympic Dream Alive

    Updated: 2021-08-02 07:44:17
    By Bruce Baskin The Mexican Olympic baseball team lost to Israel by a 12-5 count Sunday in Yokohama to be eliminated from their first appearance in the Summer Games after losing all three contests they played. The Verdes Grande had dropped a 1-0 knucklebiter to the Dominican Republic and a 7-4 decision to host Japan […]

  • Olympic Baseball Day 4: ISR-MEX, DOM-KOR Historical Preview, Starting Pitchers

    Updated: 2021-08-01 04:40:19
    Notes and images courtesy of WBSC.  The knockout phase begins with an elimination game between Mexico and Israel. The defending gold medalist Korea will face the Dominican Republic in the night game. Two games are scheduled at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday, 1 August, round one of the knockout phase in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic baseball tournament. […]

  • Tokyo 2020, Game 6: Former WBSC Player of the Year Casas Leads USA Over 2008 Gold Medallists

    Updated: 2021-07-31 20:31:24
    Wrap and images courtesy of WBSC.  Triston Casas hit a game-changing two-run homer in the fourth inning to send world No. 4 USA to the knockout stage as the Group B winner after a 4-2 win over defending gold medallists and world No. 3 Korea in the last game of group play. USA will face […]

  • Tokyo 2020: Olympic Baseball Knockout Schedule Set

    Updated: 2021-07-31 18:38:51
    The knockout stage, including the semifinals, consists of eight games and runs from 1-5 August, with the medal round to follow on 7 August. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the official schedule of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball knockout stage, following the conclusion of the six-game opening round Saturday night at Yokohama Stadium. […]

  • Europeans in the Majors & Minors: July Update

    Updated: 2021-07-31 18:19:26
    By “DZ”. Filed 28 July 2021.  It was a tough July for most Europeans, but the three weeks since the last update provided three highlights by Europeans in minor league baseball. The most notable news for the continent’s major leaguers is that the MLB trade deadline passed without Max Kepler changing hands, despite rumors that he […]

  • Game 7 Decider in Croatia After Karlovac Turns Around Split’s 3-0 Series Lead

    Updated: 2021-07-31 08:38:30
    The 2021 Croatian champion will be crowned on Saturday in Karlovac after an exciting championship series that has gone the full seven games between the country’s perennial contenders Nada Split and Olimpija Karlovac. Split looked to be on track to win the title after it took a commanding 3-0 series lead, but Olimpija has responded […]

  • Tokyo 2020, Game 4: USA Overpowers Israel Despite Valencia Homer

    Updated: 2021-07-30 16:11:22
    Wrap and images courtesy of WBSC.  Jon Ryan tossed six innings, giving up one run, while the US bullpen ended the game with three scoreless innings. In USA’s first Olympic baseball game since 2008, Tyler Austin collected three hits and three RBI and Eddy Alvarez scored twice and had two RBI to power the US […]

  • Olympic Baseball Day 3: Israel Looks to Rebound From Olympic Debut Loss

    Updated: 2021-07-30 10:07:59
    Israel and the USA will meet on Day Three of the 2020 Olympic baseball tournament, with Israel looking to rebound from its 6-5 loss in extra innings at the hands of South Korea in its Olympic debut. Israel will send Joey Wagman to the mound against the USA, while the Americans will start Joe Ryan, […]

  • Czech Republic Wins U15 European Championship

    Updated: 2021-07-29 10:21:46
    The Czech Republic won the U15 European championship last Sunday, July 25, in Brno, winning by tiebreaker after the gold medal contest against France was interrupted by rain in the fifth inning. With the score even at four (box score), steady rain was followed by thunderstorms that forced the game to be called off. Under […]

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    Updated: 2021-07-29 09:46:41
    PAID POST The MLB trade deadline on July 31 is fast approaching. Who is going to make a deal to grab another big bat or secure an extra arm to shore up the bullpen? With roughly 100 games having been played, the pennant races are heating up! Can the Yankees turn the season around and […]

  • Tokyo 2020, Game 2: Israel Loses Extra-Inning Heartbreaker to 2008 Olympic Baseball Champions South Korea

    Updated: 2021-07-29 09:41:53
    Wrap and images courtesy of WBSC.  Olympic baseball has opened its competition with a pair of dramatic thrillers. After Japan’s come from behind, walk-off win over Dominican Republic yesterday in Fukushima, today South Korea and Israel played 10 innings in a roller-coaster match with a wild end. Korea rallied from behind to score a 10-inning, […]

  • Team Israel Set to Start Olympic Play Against South Korea

    Updated: 2021-07-29 09:31:19
    Israel and South Korea are set to meet at 12:00 (CEST) today on the second day of the 2020 Olympic baseball tournament. South Korea will be sending the 21-year-old right-hander Won Tae-in to the mound, while the Israelis will counter with Jon Moscot, who has 33 major league innings over parts of two seasons with […]

  • WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup postponed to 2022

    Updated: 2021-07-29 07:40:10
    Press release, WBSC.  BRADENTON AND SARASOTA, Fla. – USA Baseball, in partnership with the Sarasota-Bradenton Local Organizing Committee and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), today announced the postponement of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida, to 2022 due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic both domestically and internationally. The […]

  • Bourgeois Named New Head Coach for Great Britain U15

    Updated: 2021-07-28 15:30:14
    Press release and photo courtesy of Great Britain Baseball. Great Britain Baseball is excited to announce the appointment of Scott Bourgeois as the Head Coach for the U15 National Baseball Team. Scott is an experienced youth baseball coach and programme manager. Since 2018, he has served as the President and Director of Baseball Operations for the […]

  • Tokyo 2020, Game 1: Japan’s Sayamoto Defeats D.R. with Walk-Off in First Olympic Baseball Game Since 2008

    Updated: 2021-07-28 13:48:46
    FUKUSHIMA — Baseball’s first Olympic game in 13 years did not disappoint, with the Dominican Republic holding a 3-1 lead in a tense opener, only to see Japan load the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to set up Hayato Sakamato for a walk-off hit. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, baseball […]

  • WBSC U23 World Championship Set for Mexico

    Updated: 2021-07-27 07:58:54
    By Bruce Baskin After a yearlong delay due to the ongoing global pandemic, the World Baseball Softball Confederation has rescheduled its Under-23 World Baseball Championship Tournament for September and October in Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico. Twelve nations will be competing with mostly minor league players for the U23 crown, which was last played for in […]

  • U15 European Championship: Day 4

    Updated: 2021-07-25 10:03:00
    France’s 9-7 victory (box score) over Italy was the highlight of Day Four of the U15 European championship, with the Czech Republic’s 10-0 shutout (box score) of the Netherlands in the second semifinal setting the stage for Sunday evening’s championship game. In the relegation round, Germany defeated Austria 17-7 (box score). The Italians entered the semifinal […]

  • U15 European Championship: Day 3

    Updated: 2021-07-23 23:53:00
    The group stage concluded on the third day of the U15 European championship, with Italy easily defeating the Netherlands to finish atop Group B. Slovakia defeated Austria to claim its first victory of the tournament and the third rung in Group B, while Germany fell to its second defeat in as many games in Group […]

  • U15 European Championship: Day 2

    Updated: 2021-07-23 02:25:31
    The three games on the second day of the U15 European championship were all one-sided affairs, with Italy and the Netherlands each booking their second victories of the tournament and the Czech Republic defeating France 19-3 in its tournament debut. The day’s play began in Group B in Trnava, Slovakia, with Italy enjoying a 15-1 […]

  • U15 European Championship: Day 1

    Updated: 2021-07-22 02:02:30
    Italy and the Netherlands both posted big wins on combined no-hitters on Day One of the U15 European championship, with France holding off a late Germany rally to defeat the defending champion 6-5. In the tournament’s opening contest, the Netherlands blanked Austria 15-0 (box score) in four innings, with the Dutch taking control of the […]

  • CEB Cup, Day 4: Valencia Outduels Sénart; Manzanero Mashes in Brno Blowout

    Updated: 2021-07-17 16:22:07
    SÉNART, France — Brno’s Dragons won big again, torching the Dornbirn Indians, 16-6, while Astros Valencia re-entered the title conversation with a pair of wins, dropping Sénart from its undefeated position with a 3-2 victory. The final day of the CEB Cup will determine which of the three will earn promotion to the Champions Cup. Sénart […]

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