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Europe: Tournament Looking for U13 Players

Europe: Tournament Looking for U13 Players

Press Release BATC Tournament


Between July 8th and July 13 of 2013 there will we an all new European U13 baseball tournament in Oosterhout, Netherlands. The “Battle at the Castle” tournament (BATC) will be a unique 6-day baseball event that provides a podium for the best European baseball players that are born after may 1st of 2000. Playing top level baseball, having fun and making new friends are the cornerstones of this great event.

The BATC Tournament will be held simultaniously with the Collegiate Baseball League Europe ( and has the same basic setup. There are 4 teams with 14 player rosters that combine for 13 tournament games. One of the highlights of the BATC Tournament is a true homerun derby on Wednesday July 10th 2013.

The North American summer leagues were an inspiration for the CBLE and BATC tournaments.  Competitive baseball during summer vacation is of great value for baseball players to work on their game. In the meanwhile the presence of young athletes benefits local communities and will raise the popularity of baseball.

The registration for Little League eligible players (born after may 1st of 2000) is open. For more information visit

About Eric Bynum
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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