2019 European Baseball Championship

The 2019 European Baseball Championship was an international baseball tournament organized by the Confederation of European Baseball. The 2019 Championship was held September 7–15, 2019, in Bonn and Solingen, Germany.

2019 European Baseball Championship
Tournament details
CountryGermany
Dates7–15 September 2019
Teams12
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (23rd title)
Runner-up Italy
Third place Spain
Fourth place Israel
Tournament statistics
Games played47
Attendance21,653 (461 per game)
MVPNetherlands Ademar Rifaela
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The tournament contributed towards qualification to the 2020 Summer Olympics, with the top five teams and Team South Africa competing at the European-African qualifier for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which was played in September 2019 in Bologna and Parma, Italy.[1]

Qualification edit

The top 10 teams of the 2016 European Championship qualified automatically for the tournament. Two additional teams, Austria and Israel, qualified from the 14-team B-Pool tournament.

Pool Bonn Pool Solingen
 
Belgium
6th, 2016 European Baseball Championship  
Italy
  2016 European Baseball Championship
 
Croatia
10th, 2016 European Baseball Championship  
Netherlands
  2016 European Baseball Championship
 
Czech Republic
5th, 2016 European Baseball Championship  
Spain
  2016 European Baseball Championship
 
France
7th, 2016 European Baseball Championship  
Sweden
8th, 2016 European Baseball Championship
 
Germany
4th, 2016 European Baseball Championship  
Austria
Winner of Belgrade group and 2018 playoff series against   Lithuania
 
Great Britain
9th, 2016 European Baseball Championship  
Israel
Winner of Blagoevgrad Group and 2019 playoff series against   Lithuania

Round 1 edit

Pool A edit

Standings edit

Qualified for Quarterfinals
Qualified for Relegation Round
Teams W L Pct. GB R RA
  Netherlands 4 1 .800 46 15
  Israel 4 1 .800 25 23
  Czech Republic 3 2 .600 1.0 32 25
  Germany 2 3 .400 2.0 19 23
  Great Britain 2 3 .400 2.0 23 28
  Sweden 0 5 .000 4.0 14 45
September 7, 2019 Czech Republic   1 – 6   Israel Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
September 7, 2019 Sweden   1 – 9   Germany Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 1,900
Boxscore

September 8, 2019 Israel   4 – 3   Sweden Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
September 8, 2019 Netherlands   6 – 8   Czech Republic Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 1,200
Boxscore
September 8, 2019 Germany   1 – 0   Great Britain Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 1,350
Boxscore

September 9, 2019 Czech Republic   3 – 4
(10)
  Great Britain Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
September 9, 2019 Netherlands   9 – 0   Sweden Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 300
Boxscore
September 9, 2019 Germany   2 – 4
(10)
  Israel Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 500
Boxscore

September 10, 2019 Great Britain   4 – 7   Israel Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
September 10, 2019 Czech Republic   10 – 30   Sweden Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
September 10, 2019 Netherlands   8 – 1   Germany Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 1,100
Boxscore

September 11, 2019 Sweden   07 – 13   Great Britain Bonn 2, Bonn
Attendance: 50
Boxscore
September 11, 2019 Israel   04 – 13   Netherlands Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 250
Boxscore
September 11, 2019 Great Britain   02 – 101   Netherlands Bonn 2, Bonn
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
September 11, 2019 Germany   06 – 10   Czech Republic Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 700
Boxscore

1 game suspended on September 7, 2019 in the 9th due to darkness (Ned led 10 – 2).

Pool B edit

Standings edit

Qualified for Quarterfinals
Qualified for Relegation Round
Teams W L Pct. GB R RA
  Italy 5 0 1.000 52 11
  Spain 4 1 .800 1.0 44 24
  France 3 2 .600 2.0 52 30
  Belgium 2 3 .400 3.0 25 43
  Austria 1 4 .200 4.0 21 47
  Croatia 0 5 .000 5.0 10 49
September 7, 2019 Croatia   2 – 3   Spain Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 425
Boxscore
September 7, 2019 Belgium   5 – 1   Austria Bonn 2, Bonn
Attendance: 198
Boxscore
September 7, 2019 France   02 – 16   Italy Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 850
Boxscore

September 8, 2019 Spain   13 – 50   Belgium Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 300
Boxscore
September 8, 2019 Austria   06 – 12   France Bonn 2, Bonn
Attendance: 100
Boxscore
September 8, 2019 Italy   2 – 1
(10)
  Croatia Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore

September 9, 2019 Italy   10 – 10   Austria Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 100
Boxscore
September 9, 2019 Belgium   9 – 6   Croatia Bonn 2, Bonn
Attendance: 100
Boxscore
September 9, 2019 Spain   6 – 3   France Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
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September 10, 2019 Belgium   02 – 12
(8)
  France Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 80
Boxscore
September 10, 2019 Croatia   01 – 12
(7)
  Austria Bonn 2, Bonn
Attendance: 60
Boxscore
September 10, 2019 Spain   03 – 13   Italy Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 250
Boxscore

September 11, 2019 Italy   11 – 40   Belgium Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 80
Boxscore
September 11, 2019 Austria   01 – 19
(6)
  Spain Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
September 11, 2019 France   23 – 00
(5)
  Croatia Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore

Play-offs edit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 13 11:00 - Bonn 1
 
 
  Israel8
 
September 14 19:00 - Bonn 1
 
  France2
 
  Israel6
 
September 13 19:00 - Bonn 1
 
  Italy7
 
  Italy7
 
September 15 19:00 - Bonn 1
 
  Germany5
 
  Italy1
 
September 13 15:00 - Bonn 1
 
  Netherlands5
 
  Netherlands17
 
September 14 15:00 - Bonn 1
 
  Belgium2
 
  Netherlands1
 
September 13 16:00 - Solingen
 
  Spain0 3rd Place
 
  Spain5
 
September 15 15:00 - Bonn 1
 
  Czech Republic4
 
  Spain16
 
 
  Israel11
 

Quarterfinals edit

Order of games can change after round robin

September 13, 2019 11:00 Israel   8 – 2   France Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 200
Boxscore
September 13, 2019 15:00 Netherlands   17 – 20
(5)
  Belgium Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 350
Boxscore
September 13, 2019 16:00 Spain   5 – 4
(10)
  Czech Republic Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
September 13, 2019 19:00 Italy   7 – 5   Germany Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 1,000
Boxscore

Semifinals edit

September 14, 2019 15:00 Netherlands   1 – 0   Spain Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 900
Boxscore
September 14, 2019 19:00 Israel   6 – 7   Italy Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 1,000
Boxscore

Bronze edit

September 15, 2019 15:00 Spain   16 – 11   Israel Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 1,200
Boxscore

Final edit

September 15, 2019 19:00 Italy   1 – 5   Netherlands Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 2,000
Boxscore

Placement Round 5th–8th place edit

 
Placement round5th Place
 
      
 
September 14 11:00 - Bonn 2
 
 
  Czech Republic5
 
September 15 11:00 - Bonn 1
 
  Belgium4
 
  Czech Republic4
 
September 14 11:00 - Bonn 1
 
  Germany3
 
  France4
 
 
  Germany14
 

Classification Games edit

September 14, 2019 11:00 Czech Republic   5 – 4   Belgium Bonn 2, Bonn
Attendance: 80
Boxscore
September 14, 2019 11:00 France   04 – 14
(7)
  Germany Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 800
Boxscore

5th place edit

September 15, 2019 11:00 Czech Republic   4 – 3   Germany Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 1,900
Boxscore

Note: There was no game for 7th place.

Placement Round 9th–12th Place / Relegation Round edit

There was a scheduling mistake in this placement/relegation round: the first two games, it should have been A5-B6 and B5-A6, instead it was A5-B5 and A6-B6.

Quarterfinals Semifinals 9th place
         
B5   Austria 6
A5   Great Britain 1
W1   Austria 10
Winner's bracket
W2   Croatia 0
A6   Sweden 2
B6   Croatia 17
W3   Austria 9
W5   Great Britain 11
L1   Great Britain 12
L2   Sweden 2
L3   Croatia 1
Loser's bracket
W4   Great Britain 5

Relegation round edit

September 12, 2019 11:00 Austria   6 – 1   Great Britain Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 100
Boxscore
September 12, 2019 15:00 Croatia   17 – 20
(6)
  Sweden Bonn 1, Bonn
Attendance: 100
Boxscore

September 13, 2019 12:30 Great Britain   12 – 20
(8)
  Sweden Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 80
Boxscore

The loser of the above game is in 12th place and is relegated.

September 13, 2019 13:00 Austria   10 – 00
(7)
  Croatia Bonn 2, Bonn
Attendance: 100
Boxscore

September 14, 2019 12:30 Croatia   1 – 5   Great Britain Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore

The loser of the above game is in 11th place and is relegated.

9th place edit

September 15, 2019 12:30 Austria   09 – 11   Great Britain Baseballpark Weyersberg, Solingen
Attendance: 150
Boxscore

Final standings edit

Rk Team W L Pct. R RA Note
    Netherlands 7 1 .875 69 18 Qualified for
Africa/Europe 2020 Olympic Qualification
    Italy 7 1 .875 67 27
    Spain 6 2 .750 65 40
4   Israel 5 3 .625 50 48
5   Czech Republic 5 3 .625 45 37
6   Germany 3 5 .375 41 38
7   France 3 4 .429 58 52
7   Belgium 2 5 .286 31 65
9   Great Britain 5 4 .556 52 46
10   Austria 3 5 .375 46 59
11   Croatia 1 7 .125 28 66 Relegated
12   Sweden 0 7 .000 18 74

Statistics leaders edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Tournament — Baseball EC 2019". Archived from the original on 2020-08-11. Retrieved 2019-09-13.

External links edit