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Bad Homburg Hornets Win 2012 Finkstonball Baseball Tournament

Bad Homburg Hornets Win 2012 Finkstonball Baseball Tournament

AUSTRIA – The German Baseball League club Bad Homburg Hornets defeated the GEI Attnang-Puchheim Athletics 6-2 Monday to win the Finkstonball XV international baseball tournament.

The Hornets, currently residing in seventh-place in the South Division with a 1-13 record, went undefeated in four tourney outings with wins over the Belfast Northstars (3-0), Hluboka Cardinals (5-3), Janossomorja Rascals (13-2) and Attnang-Puchheim.

Bad Homburg slugger Jeremy Jenkins, who won the Home Run Derby, was also named the tournament MVP. Other awards were given to Ty Eriksen (Best Batter) and David Statsny (Best Pitcher).

2012 FINKSTONBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS:

SATURDAY, MAY 26TH:
Attnang Athletics 8 – Erbach Grashoppers 0
Janossomorja Rascals 4 – Tempo Titans 3
Domazlice Wolfs 2 – BK Vindija 1
Bad Homburg Hornets 3 – Belfast Northstars 0
Attnang Athletics 1 – Athletic Sofia 0
Sissach Frogs 4 – Tempo Titans 3
Bad Homburg Hornets 5 – Hluboka Cardinals 3
Athletic Sofia 8 – Erbach Grashoppers 0
Janossomorja Rascals 3 – Sissach Frogs 1
Swiss National Team 14 – Domazlice Wolfs 7

SUNDAY, MAY 27TH:
Swiss National Team 9 – BK Vindija 3
Hluboka Cardinals 8 – Belfast Northstars 0
Sissach Frogs 13 – Domazlice Wolfs 0
Hluboka Cardinals 19 – Domazlice Wolfs 1
Bad Homburg Hornets 13 – Janossomorja Rascals 2
Attnang Athletics 4 – Swiss National Team 2
Athletic Sofia 8 – Sissach Frogs 2
Tempo Titans 23 – Erbach Grashoppers 2
Belfast Northstars 10 – BK Vindija 9
Tempo Titans 5 – Belfast Northstars 4
BK Vindija 18 – Erbach Grashoppers 7

MONDAY, MAY 28TH:
Athletic Sofia 4 – Hluboka Cardinals 0
Swiss National Team 6 – Janossomorja Rascals 5
Bad Homburg Hornets 6 – Attnang Athletics 2

RECENT FINKSTONBALL CHAMPIONS:

2007 – Weert Indians (Netherlands)
2008 – Dinamo Bukarest (Romania)
2009 – Bad Homburg Hornets (Germany)
2010 – Attnang Athletics (Austria)
2011 – Swiss National Team (Switzerland)

Marvin Moore is a freelance writer and former int’l baseball coach. He currently teaches baseball to underpriviliged Filipino boys at the Future Stars Baseball School in Bohol, Philippines.

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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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