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France Releases New Logo for Division 1 Baseball League


The French Baseball and Softball Federation released new logos for its Division 1 leagues along with its new website.

The French Division 1 logo is below. The league begins play on April 2 of this year with the Challenge de France coming in late May.

The eight teams competing this season in Division 1 are Rouen, Saing-Just, Clermont, PUC, Senart, Montigny, Montpellier, and Savigny.

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Rouen Huskies Take 2016 Challenge de France Title


The Rouen Huskies defeated the Senart Templiers for the 2016 Challenge de France title over the past weekend. Rouen finished the weekend 4-0 sweeping its way to the title.

Rouen won 5-2 on Sunday to claim the title. With the win Rouen booked a ticket to the European Cups in 2017. Rouen scored three late runs to pick up the win and the title. Senart led 2-1 into the eighth inning but couldn’t hold the lead.

Both teams headed into the title game undefeated. Senart advanced with a 6-0 win over Stade Toulousain while Rouen advanced with a 2-0 win over Montpellier.

The two teams will pick back up in the French Division I League this coming weekend facing off with one another in a battle of the top two teams.

Full Results and Box Scores

Photo by Rouen Huskies

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France: New Logo and Schedule Released for 2015 Challenge de France


The 2015 Challenge de France schedule and new logo were released. The tournament will take place from May 14-17 in Chartres and Montigny.

Seven of the eight teams have been announced with one remaining.

The Senart Templiers are the defending champions having won the 2014 edition of the tournament defeating Montpellier in the final.

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France: A Look Back at the 2014 French Division 1 Season


The 2014 French Division 1 season was one to remember. The Rouen Huskies, winners of 10 of the last 11 championships, did not make the finals, a team won its very first championship in the top league, and the final regular season standings were very close with such a competitive league this year.

The top four teams finished just 3.5 games apart with two tying atop the league for the best record. Montpellier and Paris tied atop the league with a 21-7 record. Rouen was close behind with a 20-8 record, but the eventual champ finished fourth in the regular season at 17-10. It was the first championship in Division 1 for the Senart Templars. They were runners up in 2007 and won the second division in 1997 and 2003.

Senart took care of Stade Toulouse in the quarter final round easily winning two quick games in the best-of-three series. In the other quarterfinal, Rouen took care of the Beaucaire Chevaliers in two close games.  Senart then took on top seeded Montpellier in a rematch of the Challenge of France tournament earlier in the year. Once again Senart would come out on top sweeping Montpellier in the best-of-five series to advance to the finals where they would play Paris who downed Rouen in three straight.

Senart continued to roll sweeping Paris in the finals to win its first Division 1 championship. Ernesto Martinez homered in the decisive Game 3. Ciro Silvino was named the series MVP.

In other league news, the 2015 dates and location for the Challenge de France is set. Chartres will host the event to be held from May 14-17. Montigny will be the location of the second field with the winner of the 12th annual event securing a spot in the European Cup in 2016.

Final Regular Season French Division 1 Standings:

1. Montpellier Barracudas 21-7
2. Paris UC 21-7
3. Rouen Huskies 20-8
4. Senart Templars 17-10
5. Stade Toulousian 13-15
6. Beaucaire Knights 10-18
7. Savigny Lions 6-22
8. Chartres Cubs 3-24

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Challenge de France 2013 Starts Friday


The Challenge de France kicks off tomorrow, Friday May 9. The four-day tournament features all of the French Division I clubs along with the French 18U National Team.

The teams are broken down into two groups and will play a modified double elimination tournament. The groups are:

  • Group A: Rouen Huskies, Stade Toulousain, Savigny Lions, France U18
  • Group B: Paris UC, Templiers Senart, Montpellier Barracudas, Beaucaire Chevaliers

You can also find more information on the tournament’s Facebook Page.

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France: Annual Challenge de France Just Days Away


The 10th Annual Challenge de France is nearly upon us. The tournament featuring all seven of the Division I clubs, along with the French National 18U club, will be played in Paris from May 9th to the 12th.

The old round robin format has been replaced with a modified double elimination. Winners of the two pools will advance to the championship with the winner of that getting a ticket to the European Cup.

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We will try to bring you daily coverage of the tournament, so stay tuned for more information.

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