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France: Montpellier and Rouen Tied Atop Division 1 Standings


The baseball season is under way in France as Rouen looks to keep up their continued dominance in the French Division I. So far they are still going strong starting the season 5-1 to stay tied atop the standings with Montpellier.

Rouen’s only loss so far this season was a 7-5 defeat to Toulouse (4-2) in Week 2. They will take on Senart (4-2) this coming weekend.

Tied with Rouen at the top is Montpellier who dropped their only game to Paris University Club in Week 2.

The newly promoted French Cubs from Chartres have struggled so far making the jump to Division 1. It took them until Week 3 to compete in a series even though they dropped it to Stade Toulouse.

There are only two series this coming weekend but both top teams will be in action. Rouen travels to Senart and Montpellier travels to Paris.

French Division I Standings:
1. Montpellier Barracudas 3-1
2. Rouen Huskies 3-1
3. Senart Templiers 4-2
4. Stade Toulouse 4-2
5. Paris UC 3-3
6. Beaucaire Chevaliers 3-3
7. Chartres Cubs 0-6
8. Savigny Lions 0-6

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France: Rouen Huskies Win Title Yet Again


The Rouen Huskies continue to dominate the French Division I League winning their 10th championship in the past 11 years.

However, it wasn’t an easy road for the Huskies this time around. In the finals Rouen faced off with the Senart Templiers who put up a fight. Senart actually held a 2-games-to-1 lead in the series needing just one more victory to win the title. But it wasn’t to be.

After Rouen and Senart split the first two games, the series shifted to Rouen where Senart immediately won the first game to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

Senart Templiers 4, Rouen Huskies 0

Leonel Cespedes pitched a great game to give Senart the lead in the series. Cespedes pitched eight shutout innings allowing just eight hits. He out dueled Owen Ozanich who picked up the Game 1 win for Rouen.

Rolando Betancourt drove in a pair of runs going 2-for-4 for Senart to led the offense. He finished the playoffs with a .351 average, second on the team.

Senart Templiers 3, Rouen Huskies 7

Jose Rodriguez came back to tie up the series pitching Rouen to the win. He tossed a complete game allowing three runs on just five hits.

One of those hits was a three run home run from Rolando Betancourt for Senart who were trailing 7-0 at the time.

Boris Marche helped out the Rouen offense going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI.

Senart Templiers 2, Rouen Huskies 5

Rouen clinched the series and the title with a Game 5 victory behind a complete game win from Yoann Vaugelade.

Vaugelade gave up just two runs (one earned) on eight hits shutting down the Senart offense in the winner-take-all game. It was his only start in the playoffs, and it was a big one. He became the youngest MVP at just 18 years and 2 days after his complete game win in the deciding game.

Joris Bert set the tone for the offense from the lead off spot. Bert went 2-for-4 and knocked in three runs for Rouen.

Rouen fell behind 2-0 in the game, but then exploded for four runs in the fourth inning which was all they needed to clinch yet another title.

Photo courtesy Rouen Huskies

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France: Championship Series between Senart and Rouen Tied at a Game Apiece


The finals of the French Division I League started this past weekend between the Rouen Huskies and the Senart Templiers. The best-of-five series started on Saturday August 31.

Rouen advanced after defeating Montpellier 3-to-1 in the semifinals. Montpellier won Game 1 of the series and then dropped the next three. Rouen really put it away in Game 3 and 4 winning 11-1 and 12-2.

Senart advanced to the finals after downing Paris UC 3-to-1 in the semifinals. Paris took Game 2 by a score of 12-11, but Senart came back and took the series.

Rouen Huskies 10, Senart Templiers 2

Game 1 of the finals took place on Saturday with Rouen getting off to a nice start with a 10-2 win.

Owen Ozanich pitched great for Rouen. Ozanich tossed eight innings allowing just a single run on four hits to pick up the win.

Offensively Matthew Smith had a nice day at the plate for Rouen. He went 3-for-5 with a double and a RBI. Brian Ramirez also chipped in with three hits. He went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and two runs scored.

Rouen Huskies 1, Senart Templiers 2

Rouen starter Jose Rodriguez pitched well. He pitched a complete game (eight innings) allowing just two runs on five hits, but took the loss.

Mathieu Brelle started for Senart and pitched well. He went 4.1 innings allowing one run on three hits but didn’t pitch long enough to factor into the decision. Henry Leyva came in and finished off the game tossing 4.2 innings to earn the win. He gave up four hits and struck out four to pick up the win.

Senart struck early by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first and the pitching made it stand up. Ernesto Martinez (2-for-3) drove in both runs with a one-out two-run single.

The series now moves back to Rouen for the final three games.

French Division I Finals Schedule:

Saturday August 31
Rouen Huskies 10, Senart Templiers 2

Sunday September 1
Rouen Huskies 1, Senart Templiers 2

Saturday September 7
Senart Templiers at Rouen Huskies

Sunday September 8
Senart Templiers at Rouen Huskies
*Senart Templiers at Rouen Huskies

*if necessary

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France: Semifinals Kick Off with Series Splits


The semifinals have gotten underway in the French Division I playoffs with the Rouen Huskies taking on the Montpellier Barracudas and the Senart Templiers taking on Paris UC.

The first place Rouen Huskies fell in Game 1 to the Barracudas 4-1. They bounced back in Game 2 to split the first weekend games with a 3-2 win.

The series will head to Rouen for the final games this coming weekend.

In the other semifinal, Senart and Paris also split. Senart won Game 1 5-2 but dropped the second game 12-11. The series shifts back to Senart this coming weekend for the final games.

French Division I Playoff Schedule:

Saturday August 17th
Montpellier Barracudas 4, Rouen Huskies 1
Paris UC 2, Senart Templiers 5

Sunday August 18th
Rouen Huskies 3, Montpellier Barracudas 2
Senart Templiers 11, Paris UC 12

Saturday August 24th
Montpellier Barracudas vs Rouen Huskies
Paris UC vs Senart Templiers

Sunday August 25th
*Rouen Huskies vs Montpellier Barracudas
*Montpellier Barracudas vs Rouen Huskies

*Senart Templiers vs Paris UC
*Paris UC vs Senart Templiers

*if necessary

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France: Paris and Montpellier Advance in Division I Playoffs


The French Division I Playoffs kicked off this past weekend. Paris UC faced off with the Savigny Lions with the series going the max three games. In the other series, Montpellier took on Beaucaire. The winners would take on the top two finishers from the regular season in Rouen and Senart.

Savigny Lions 3, Paris UC 5
Paris UC 5, Savigny Lions 6 (10)
Savigny Lions 6, Paris UC 8

James Murrey pitched well for Paris in Game 1 of the series to help them take a 1-0 lead. Murrey tossed seven innings giving up just three runs. Frederic Mouchet finished off the game pitching two hitless innings to earn the save.

Delvin Sanders went 3-for-4 for Paris, while Mouchet drove in a pair of runs.

Pierrick Lemestre (3-for-4) led Savigny offensively driving in two runs with a double in the seventh inning.

Game 2 was tied 3-3 heading into the tenth inning when Pairs scored two in the top half of the tenth. However, Pierrick Lemestre came through big for Savigny. He was the hero of the day pitching all ten innings to earn the win, and driving in the winning runs in the tenth inning.

Lemestre went ten innings giving up five runs, with only one earned, while striking out eight on the hill. At the plate he went 2-for-4 with three RBI including a walk-off single in the bottom of the tenth to even the series at one game apiece.

Douglas Rodriguez had a nice game for Paris at the plate going 3-for-4 driving in three runs.

Game 3 would decide who would advance to the next round and it took a late game comeback from Paris to pull out the win.

Pairs had a 5-3 lead heading into the eighth inning when Savigny broke out with three runs to take a 6-5 lead. The tying runs came across on a two-run single by Romain Martinez (2-for-4). They would pick up another run via an error to take the lead late in the game.

Gedeon Costes couldn’t hold onto the lead for Savigny though. He pitched four innings giving up four runs including three in the bottom of the eighth.

After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the eighth, Paris loaded the bases on a walk, a double, and an intentional walk. Then the tying run came on a balk by Savigny pitcher Costes. That was followed by an Enrique Trinidad (2-for-4) two-run double to give Paris the lead and eventually the win.

Keiran Mattison pitched the ninth to earn the save an send Pairs to the next round.

Beaucaire Chevaliers 0, Montpellier Barracudas 9
Montpellier Barracudas 8, Beaucaire Chevaliers 3

Montpellier came through with a sweep of Beaucaire easily winning both games of the series.

Game 1 was dominated by Montpellier stater Will Musson who tossed a complete game shutout. He gave up just four hits and struck out eleven in the win. Musson also had a hit and drove in a run at the plate.

Game 2 wasn’t much different than the first. Montpellier worked up an 8-0 lead late in the game before Beaucaire came through with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Laurent Andrades tossed a good game for Montpellier. He went six shutout innings giving up just three hits to earn the win.

Offensively, Theo Foulongne (1-for-3) scored a pair of runs and drove in two more to help Montpellier to the win.

Gabriel Sandersius (4-for-4) had a great day at the plate for Beaucaire but didn’t get much help.

In the next round, Montpellier will take on the Rouen Huskies, while Paris UC will face Senart.

French Division I Playoff Schedule:

Saturday August 17th
Montpellier Barracudas vs Rouen Huskies
Paris UC vs Senart Templiers

Sunday August 18th
Rouen Huskies vs Montpellier Barracudas
Senart Templiers vs Paris UC

Saturday August 24th
Montpellier Barracudas vs Rouen Huskies
Paris UC vs Senart Templiers

Sunday August 25th
*Rouen Huskies vs Montpellier Barracudas
*Montpellier Barracudas vs Rouen Huskies

*Senart Templiers vs Paris UC
*Paris UC vs Senart Templiers

*if necessary

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France: Playoffs Start This Weekend


The French Division I regular season is over and the playoffs are set to start this weekend.

The league leader Rouen Huskies finished off the regular season with a sweep of the Beaucaire Chevaliers over the weekend to improve their record to 24-4. They will await the winner of one of the first playoff series.

Second place Senart Templiers dropped a pair of games heading into the playoffs. Paris UC took the weekend series from Senart as they enter the first round against the Savigny Lions.

The top two teams, Rouen and Senart, will rest this week and await the winners of the two first round series. Paris UC, the #3 seed, will take on the Savigny Lions who finished in 6th place. While the Montpellier Barracudas, #4, and Beaucaire Chevaliers, #5, will face off in the other playoff series.

French Division I Scores:

Senart Templiers 4, Paris UC 14
Senart Templiers 2, Paris UC 5

Stade Toulouse 5, Savigny Lions 7
Stade Toulouse 7, Savigny Lions 6

Rouen Huskies 10, Beaucaire Chevaliers 1
Rouen Huskies 2, Beaucaire Chevaliers 0

French Division I Playoff Schedule:

Saturday July 27th
Savigny Lions vs Paris UC
Beaucaire Chevaliers vs Montpellier Barracudas

Sunday July 28th
Paris UC vs Savigny Lions
Montpellier Barracudas vs Beaucaire Chevaliers

*Savigny Lions vs Paris UC
*Beaucaire Chevaliers vs Montpellier Barracudas
*if necessary

Final French Division I Standings:

1. Rouen Huskies 24-4
2. Senart Templiers 19-9
3. Paris UC 18-10
4. Montpellier Barracudas 18-10
5. Beaucaire Chevaliers 10-18
6. Savigny Lions 10-18
7. Stade Toulouse 8-20
8. France Academy 5-23

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France: Scores and Standings Heading into Final Week


Heading into the final week of the regular season, the race for the final playoff spot is on. The Savigny Lions have a two game lead over Stade Toulouse with just two games to play. And to top it off, they will play one another in the final two games of the season. If Savigny can win one of two they will secure the final playoff spot.

The top six teams will head into the playoffs while the last two teams will play in a play down series.

French Division I Scores:

Paris UC 5, Stade Toulouse 1
Paris UC 5, Stade Toulouse 3

Senart Templiers 8, Montpellier Barracudas 4
Senart Templiers 10, Montpellier Barracudas 11

Savigny Lions 7, Beaucaire Chevaliers 5
Savigny Lions 4, Beaucaire Chevaliers 11

French Division I Standings:

1. Rouen Huskies 22-4
2. Senart Templiers 19-7
3. Montpellier Barracudas 18-10
4. Paris UC 16-10
5. Beaucaire Chevaliers 10-16
6. Savigny Lions 9-17
7. Stade Toulouse 7-19
8. France Academy 5-23

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France: Scores and Standings from Division I League


The standings stayed the same this week after each series ended in a sweep in the French Division I League.

League leader Rouen swept through a pair of games with Toulouse, while second place Senart rolled through the France Academy team. The bottom four in the playoff race all lost this past weekend setting up a showdown in the final two weekends for who will find their way into the playoffs.

French Division I Scores:

Rouen Huskies 11, Stade Toulouse 1
Rouen Huskies 6, Stade Toulouse 0

Beaucaire Chevaliers 0, Montpellier Barracudas 4
Beaucaire Chevaliers 1, Montpellier Barracudas 11

France Academy 2, Senart Templiers 11
France Academy 3, Senart Templiers 15

Savigny Lions 5, Paris UC 13
Savigny Lions 2, Paris UC 4

French Division I Standings:

1. Rouen Huskies 22-4
2. Senart Templiers 18-6
3. Montpellier Barracudas 17-9
4. Paris UC 14-10
5. Beaucaire Chevaliers 9-15
6. Savigny Lions 8-16
7. Stade Toulouse 7-17
8. France Academy 5-23

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French Division I Scores and Standings Update


With three more weeks left in the French Division I League, the Rouen Huskies are still leading the league. The real fight will be for the final few spots in the playoffs. Three teams are in striking distance of the final two playoff spots with the final week setting up to be a showdown for the final spot.

The top six teams will advance to the playoffs. Currently the final two spots are occupied by Beaucaire Chevaliers (9-13) and the Savigny Lions (8-14). But just a game off the pace is Stade Toulouse (7-15). The final weekend series will feature the Savigny Lions and the Stade Toulouse which might determine who makes it in and who goes home.

That is big because the final two teams have to play in the play down series with the loser of that series will have to play the winner of the Division II League to determine who will play in the top league in 2014.

French Division I Scores:

Savigny Lions 4, Rouen Huskies 6
Savigny Lions 9, Rouen Huskies 1

France Academy 6, Stade Toulouse 1

Montpellier Barracudas 4, Paris UC 7
Montpellier Barracudas 0, Paris UC 4

Beaucaire Chevaliers 6, Senart Templiers 11
Beaucaire Chevaliers 0, Senart Templiers 10

French Division I Standings:

1. Rouen Huskies 20-4
2. Senart Templiers 16-6
3. Montpellier Barracudas 15-9
4. Paris UC 12-10
5. Beaucaire Chevaliers 9-13
6. Savigny Lions 8-14
7. Stade Toulouse 7-15
8. France Academy 5-21

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France: Rouen Splits Pair; Montpellier Sweeps Savigny


The Montpellier Barracudas picked up a game on the league leading Rouen Huskies after sweeping the Savigny Lions over the weekend in two close games. The Huskies split a pair with the Senart Templiers.

Results Week 8:

France Academy 3, Paris UC 12
France Academy 1, Paris UC 18

Senart Templiers 6, Rouen Huskies 4
Senart Templiers 3, Rouen Huskies 8

Savigny Lions 1, Montpellier Barracudas 2
Savigny Lions 0, Montpellier Barracudas 1

Beaucaire Chevaliers 9, Stade Toulouse 1
Beaucaire Chevaliers 6, Stade Toulouse 3

French Division I Standings:

1. Rouen Huskies 15-3
2. Montpellier Barracudas 13-3
3. Senart Templiers 12-6
4. Paris UC 7-7
5. Beaucaire Chevaliers 6-8
6. Stade Toulouse 5-9
7. Savigny Lions 4-12
8. France Academy 2-16

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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.

2013 Challenge de France

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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.

2013 Challenge de France

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

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France: Senart Splits Pair, Drops One Game Back of Rouen


Week Five is in the books for the French Division I League as Rouen stays on top of the league with two huge wins over the weekend. The Senart Templiers fell a game back as they split their weekend set.

Results Week 5:

Paris UC 12, Stade Toulouse 3
Paris UC 11, Stade Toulouse 1

Senart Templiers 0, Montpellier Barracudas 1
Senart Templiers 5, Montpellier Barracudas 1

France Academy 3, Rouen Huskies 13
France Academy 1, Rouen Huskies 22

Savigny Lions 0, Beaucaire Chevaliers 7
Savigny Lions 5, Beaucaire Chevaliers 10

French Division I Standings:

1. Rouen Huskies 9-1
2. Senart Templiers 8-2
3. Montpellier Barracudas 7-3
4. Beaucaire Chevaliers 3-5
4. Paris UC 3-5
6. Stade Toulouse 3-7
6. Savigny Lions 3-7
8. France Academy 2-8

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France: Rouen Huskies Take First Loss


Week four is in the books for the French Division I league. This past weekend the Toulouse Tigers gave the Rouen Huskies their first loss of the year which put them in a tie for first place with the Templiers Senart.

Results Week 4:

Toulouse Academy – Templiers Senart – 3-11 and 0-8

Rouen Huskies – Toulouse Tigers – 4-5 and 5-1

Beaucaire Chevaliers – Montpellier Barracudas- 3-9 and 2-4

Savigny Lions – Paris UC – 4-9 and 11-3

French Division I Standings:

1. Rouen Huskies 7-1
2. Templiers Senart 7-1
3. Montpellier Barracudas 6-2
4. Savigny Lions 3-5
5. State Toulousain 3-5
6. Toulouse Academy 2-6
7. Beaucaire Chevaliers 1-5
8. Paris UC 1-5

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Rouen Huskies Wins 2012 French Baseball Division I Championship


The Rouen Huskies have won the 2012 French Division I Championship finishing off the Senart Templiers 12-8 in Game 4 of the best-of-5 series. The win gives the Huskies the title winning the series 3-games-to-1.

Nether starter fared well as they were both touched up a bit by the opposing teams offense. However, Rouen starter Owen Ozanich (1-1) did a bit better picking up the win. Ozanich went 8 innings allowing 5 runs on 6 hits. Senart starter Patrick Farell (0-2) lasted just 6 innings giving up 9 runs on 11 hits.

Ethan Paquette (MVP) had a big day at the plate going 3-for-4 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored. He was a home run shy of the cycle. Joris Bert scored 3 runs going 3-for-5. Mathew Smith hit Rouen’s only home run going 1-for-3. In the 7th inning, Smith drove in 2 runs with a solo home run and a sacrifice fly as Rouen put the game away scoring 7 runs.

John Putt hit a 2-run home run for Senart in the loss going 2-for-5 with 3 RBI. Frederic Hanvi (2-for-3), and Arthur Paturel (1-for-4) both went deep as well for Senart in the loss.

Senart 6, Rouen 4

Rouen 5, Senart 1

Rouen 10, Senart 0

Rouen 12, Senart 8

Rouen wins series 3-1

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France: Rouen One Win Away from Title


ROUEN, France – The Rouen Huskies took a 2-1 game lead over the Senart Templiers backed by a great outing from starter Christopher Mezguer who picked up his 2nd win of the championship.

Mezguer went the distance allowing on 3 hits and no runs while striking out 7. He has been almost unhittable in the finals so far. In 17 innings Mezguer has given up 1 run on 7 hits and struck out 15 while walking only 1.

Ethan Paquette (3-for-4) doubled in 2 runs in the 6th and hit a solo home run in the 8th to lead Rouen offensively. Boris Marche added a 2-RBI double and a sac fly to help Rouen to the 10-0 victory.

The series will conclude on Sunday in Rouen with Game 4 and 5 if necessary. Rouen is just 1 win away from another French Title.

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France: Rouen Ties Series at One with Win Over Senart


SENART, France – The Rouen Huskies came back in Game 2 to tie the French Baseball Division I Finals at one game apiece after defeating the Senart Templiers 5-1 on Sunday.

Christopher Mezguer pitched great for Rouen tossing a complete game allowing only 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 8.

With the game 2-1 heading into the 9th inning, Mathew Smith drove in 2 runs with a pinch-hit double to extend the lead to 4-1.  Maxime Lefevre followed up with a RBI double of his own to give Rouen a 4 run lead. Rouen managed only 5 hits but capitalized on the 6 walks by Senart pitching.

Patrick Farell took the loss for Senart throwing a complete game giving up 5 runs (4 ER) on 5 hits and 6 walks.

The series shifts to Rouen for the final 3 games this weekend.

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France: Senart Takes Game 1 of Finals Over Rouen


SENART, France – The 2012 French Division I Finals started this weekend with the Senart Templiers taking Game 1 from the Rouen  Huskies 6-4.

Matthew Brelle-Andrade pitched a complete game picking up the win for Senart. He game up 4 runs (1 ER) giving up 9 hits and striking out 8. Ernesto Martinez (1-for-4) drove in 2 runs, and right fielder John Putt (2-for-3) doubled and triple driving in a run and scoring another.

Owen Ozanich took the loss for Rouen giving up 6 runs in 5 innings. Ethan Paquette, Louis Aponte, and Boris Marche each had 2 hits for the Huskies.

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France: Rouen and Senart Advance to Finals


The Rouen Huskies just needed one game this past weekend to complete their three game sweep of the Savigny Lions after winning the first two games the previous week. With the 7-3 win, Rouen advances to the 2012 French Division I Finals where they will face the Senart Templiers.

Senart defeated Paris UC twice this weekend (7-2 and 4-0) to take the series 3-games-to-1 after the two teams split the previous weekend.

Rouen is playing in its 9th championship series in the past 10 years.

The Finals will begin this weekend at Senart starting Friday. Game 2 will be Saturday and then the following weekend the best-of-5 series will move to Rouen.

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France: Semi-Final Round Starts as Rouen Takes First Two Games


The semi-final round of the 2012 French Elite League Playoffs kicked off this weekend as the Rouen Huskies faced off with the Savigny Lions, while Paris UC played the Senart Templiers.

Each series will be a best-of-5 that will conclude next weekend. The finals are slated to be played the 2nd and 3rd weekend of August.

Paris UC advanced to the semi-final round after having defeated Montpellier in the quarter-finals. Savigny advanced after defeating Toulouse 2-0 in their 3-game series.

Rouen Huskies 10, 4 – Savigny Lions 0, 1

The Rouen Huskies took the first two games in the best-of-5 series with Savigny over the weekend. The series will head to Rouen next weekend to conclude the series.

Senart Templiers 7, 4 – Paris UC 6, 7

The Senart Templiers and Paris UC split the first two games of their semi-final series over the weekend. The series shifts to Senart next weekend for the final 3 games.

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France: Rouen Huskies Keep on Winning


The French Division I games were held on Sunday a day after the CEB canceled the European Champions Cup Final Four which was a huge blow to the Rouen Huskies.

That didn’t stop Rouen from routing its competition though to stay ahead of the competition. In the two game set, Rouen outscored the Beaucaire Chevaliers 23-1.

The Templiers Senart extended its lead for second place by defeating Paris UC twice. The rest of the league split their doubleheaders.

French League Results:
Rouen 13, 10 – Beaucaire 1, 0
Toulouse 5, 3 – Montpellier 2, 12
Savigny 1, 11 – Pessac 3, 4
Paris 7, 4 – Senart 14, 7

French League Standings:

  1. Rouen Huskies 24-2
  2. Templiers Senart 19-5
  3. Paris UC 15-9
  4. Savigny Lions 12-10
  5. Stade Toulousain 8-14
  6. Montpellier Barracudas 7-15
  7. Pessac Panthers 5-19
  8. Beaucaire Chevaliers 4-20

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France: Rouen Huskies Continue Winning Ways


There were nothing but sweeps this weekend in the French Division 1 Baseball League. Rouen continued to roll with a sweep of Stade Toulouse.

Rouen Huskies 9, Toulousain Baseball 3
Rouen Huskies 7, Toulousain Baseball 1

Rouen rebounded after trailing 2-0 in Game 1 after an inning to hold Toulouse to a single run the rest of the game as their bats got going. Rouen scored a single run in the 2nd and two runs in the 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 8th innings. Keino Perez picked up his 5th win on the year.

Game 2 was more of the same with Rouen dominating behind Chris Mezger‘s 9th win on the year. On the offensive side, Ethan Paquette hit a 3-run home run.

Montpellier 4, Pairs UC 7
Montpellier 1, Pairs UC 3

Paris University Club took two this weekend from the Montpellier Barracudas. The sweep didn’t change much in the standings as both teams stay put, but with the wins Paris UC keeps pace with the leaders in the league.

Pessac Panthers 0, Savigny Lions 10
Pessac Panthers 2, Savigny Lions 12

The Savigny Lions moved over .500 with a sweep of the Pessac Panthers. The Lions blasted the Panthers in both games winning by  10 runs in each.

French Baseball League Standings:

  1. Rouen Huskies 22-2
  2. Templiers Senart 17-5
  3. Paris UC 15-7
  4. Savigny Lions 12-10
  5. Stade Toulousain 8-14
  6. Montpellier Barracudas 7-15
  7. Pessac Panthers 5-19
  8. Beaucaire Chevaliers 4-18

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New Website dedicated to Team France at World Baseball Classic Qualifier


by French Baseball and Softball Federation

The French Baseball Federation (FFBS) is proud to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to Team France at the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Jupiter (FL):http://www.baseballfrance.com/en/

This website is part of a first time ever FFBS recruiting campaign to find players eligible to play for Team France in line with WBC and/or IBAF rules. We are searching players with French passports or French family background (ea: born in France or married to a French citizen or with a French parent or Grandparent). The goal is to find professional and amateur players to reinforce the National Teams (all age categories: U16, U18, U21, Adults) and develop the French Baseball Network.

There is a recruitment form available online for players and coaches interested in joining Team France. The highest priority is to recruit top players eligible to play for Team France at the World Baseball Classic.

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France: Savigny Lions Split with Rouen Huskies


FRANCE – Rouen reliever Maxime Lefevre walked Pierrick Lemestre in the 10th to force in the go-ahead run, and the Savigny Lions upset the Huskies 12-11 Sunday in the French Baseball League.

Savigny (7-8), which lost the front end of the twinbill 7-1, fell behind by four runs before plating scores in each of the final six frames to salvage an improbable split with the seven-time reigning league title-holder.

Trailing 11-6 with just three outs remaining, the Lions used a five-run ninth aided by both a run-scoring wild pitch and a run-scoring passed ball.

Christopher Morel went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and reliever Enrique Trinidad (1-0) collected the final three outs to get the win.

Paris University Club knocked off the Pessac Panthers twice. Frederic Mouchet (1-0) scattered a run and six hits with five strikeouts in a complete game effort to lead PUC to a 12-1 win in the first contest.

PUC (13-5) finished off the sweep with a 3-0 win in the second encounter behind a three-hit shutout by James Murrey (7-1) that included 11 strikeouts.

The Beaucaire Chevaliers and Toulousain Baseball split a doubleheader. The Chevaliers (3-14) took the first game, 6-3, as Alexandre Ingram (1-5) struck out eight in a complete game win.

Toulouse (7-11) rebounded to claim a 5-4 win in the twinbill finale. Jossue Mendoza singled home the eventual game-winning score in the top of the ninth with two outs.

2012 FRENCH LEAGUE:

Rouen Huskies (16-2)
Senart Templiers (14-4)
Paris University Club (13-5)
Savigny Lions (7-8)
Toulousain Baseball (7-11)
Montpellier Barracudas (5-13)
Pessac Panthers (4-12)
Beaucaire Chevaliers (3-14)

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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