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Spain: Defending Champs Tenerife Marlins Leading Division de Honor


The Division de Honor in Spain has finished Week 5 of the season. Last season’s champions, the Tenerife Marlins, are off to another great start with a current record of 8-0. So far in the season they have only been challenged in a couple of games. They lead the league in most offensive categories including average (.350), runs (74), and hits (99). However, where they have really shined is on the hill. The Marlins lead the league with a 0.67 ERA through the first five weeks allowing just five earned runs in sixty-seven innings.

The league leaders will be challenged this coming weekend however as they face off with one of the better hitting clubs in the league early in the season when they face San Inazio Bilbao (5-3). San Inazio is the only other club hitting over .300 (.327) and is second in the league in doubles (20).

Last season’s runner-up, CB Barcelona, has struggled through the first part of the season going 5-5.  That is almost equal to their total number of losses from a year ago. CBS Sant Boi, who finished third a year ago, is off to a solid start just a game behind the Marlins at 7-1. They have this weekend off.

Division de Honor Standings:
1. Tenerife Marlins 8-0
2. CBS Sant Boi 7-1
3. Valencia Astros 6-2
4. San Inazio Bilbao 5-3
5. CB Barcelona 5-5
6. CD Pamplona 3-5
7. Baseball Navarra 3-7
8. CB Vilamoura 1-7
9. El Llano BC 0-8

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Spain: Division de Honor Scores and Standings


The Spanish Division de Honor finished its last full weekend of play. The league leaders Tenerife Marlins were off over the weekend, while CB Barcelona spanked El Llano BC in a two game set. Barcelona outscored El Llano 44-0 in the double header.

In other action, Baseball Navarra swept CD Pamplona while the rest of the series were splits.

Spanish Division de Honor Scores:

El Llano BC 0, CB Barcelona 17
El Llano BC 0, CB Barcelona 27

Baseball Navarra 8, CD Pamplona 1
Baseball Navarra 9, CD Pamplona 3

CB Vilamoura 4, Valencia Astros 6
CB Vilamoura 4, Valencia Astros 3

CBS Sant Boi 1, San Inazio Bilbao 4
CBS Sant Boi 7, San Inazio Bilbao 4

Spanish Division de Honor Standings:

1. Tenerife Marlins 26-6
2. CB Barcelona 23-7
3. CBS Sant Boi 22-10
4. San Inazio Bilbao 17-15
5. Baseball Navarra 16-16
6. CB Vilamoura 15-17
7. Valencia Astros 13-19
8. CD Pamplona 7-23
9. El Llano BC 3-29

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Spain: Tenerife Marlins Clinch Regular Season Title


The Tenerife Marlins continued to hold onto first place in the Spanish Division de Honor with a weekend sweep over San Inazio Bilbao. In other action, CB Barcelona took over second place by itself with a sweep of Baseball Navarra, while CBS Sant Boi split a weekend series with the Valencia Astros.

Barcelona has played two games less than Sant Boi and will finish up the season with a two game set with CD Pamplona to make up a previous series from mid-June.

Heading into the final weekend, the Marlins have already clinched the regular season title, but the rest of the standings could change. If Barcelona can win out, they will face the Marlins in the best-of-five championship series. Barcelona will face the two teams at the bottom of the standings in its next two series.

San Inazio Bilbao 1, Tenerife Marlins 11 (7)
San Inazio Bilbao 5, Tenerife Marlins 6 (10)

Game 1 saw an offensive barrage from the Marlins as they scored ten runs in the first two innings to dominate the game.

Leslie Nacar (W, 9-4) picked up the win tossing seven innings allowing just one run on three hits. He walked one and struck out six in the shortened game due to the run-rule.

Jose Romero (L, 7-6) took the loss giving up ten runs in just two innings of work. He gave up eleven hits.

Edwin Encarnacion had a nice day at the plate for the Marlins. He went 2-for-4 with three RBI including one on a solo home run in the seventh inning which ended the game giving the Marlins a 10-run lead.Victor Valazquez drove in three runs as well going 2-for-3. He also stole a base in the game. Lesther Galvan picked up a couple of hits himself going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI, and a double.

The lone run for San Inazio Bilbao came on a solo home run from Kelvin Feliz (1-for-3).

Game 2 was a much better game. The Marlins needed two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth to send the game into extra innings coming back from a 5-2 deficit to pull out the win.

Juan Lopez pitched well for San Inazio Bilbao but didn’t factor into the decision. He went 6.2 innings giving up just two runs. He gave up ten hits but struck out nine. Remigio Leal (L, 1-3) took the loss in relief.

Danny Morales (W, 1-0) pitched three innings of scoreless relief picking up the win for the Marlins. He gave up just one hit and struck out four.

Jose Morban (1-for-3) drove in a pair of runs for San Inazio when he hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Jose Romero (2-for-4), Kelvin Feliz (2-for-5), and Tomas Alvarez (2-for-3) all picked up two hits in the loss.

Yancarlo Franco had a huge game for the Marlins going 4-for-5 with a double and two stolen bases. Deion Galvan also had a nice day at the plate. He went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI and two doubles. He would double in the winning run in the tenth inning.

In other league action:

Riccardo Hernandez won his tenth game of the year for Barcelona which ties him for the league lead. He tossed seven shutout innings giving up just three hits while striking out eight. He improve his ERA to 1.18 which ranks him second.

Jose Riera had a nice weekend. He went a combined 5-for-9 in the two games. He drove in two runs and scored two more for Barcelona.

Also for Barcelona, Pau Sancho went 6-for-9 over the weekend with a couple of doubles. While Oscar Anguelo went a combined 6-for-10 scoring five runs and driving in three more.

In Game 1 between Pamplona and Vilamoura, Elys Montano pitched a complete game shutout win. He gave up four hits and struck out eleven for Vilamoura. Alexis Fumero pitched well for Pamplona going eight innings allowing just one run on four hits while striking out eleven but took the loss.

Zael Honora picked up his tenth win for Sant Boi pitching a complete game in the first game of the weekend.

Rafael Rivas drove in three runs in the win for Sant Boi in Game 1 of the weekend. He went 2-for-5 with a double.

League Scores:

San Inazio Bilbao 1, Tenerife Marlins 11 (7)
San Inazio Bilbao 5, Tenerife Marlins 6 (10)

CB Barcelona 8, Baseball Navarra 0
CB Barcelona 9, Baseball Navarra 2

CD Pamplona 0, CB Vilamoura 1
CD Pamplona 5, CB Vilamoura 6

Valencia Astros 3, CBS Sant Boi 6
Valencia Astros 2, CBS Sant Boi 1

Standings:

1. Tenerife Marlins PC 26-6
2. CB Barcelona 21-7
3. CBS Sant Boi 21-9
4. San Inazio Bilbao 16-14
5. Baseball Navarra 14-16
6. CB Vilamoura 14-16
7. Valencia Astros12-18
8. CD Pamplona 7-21
9. El Llano BC 3-27

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Spain: San Inazio Bilbao Sweeps Valencia


The league leading Tenerife Marlins took two games easily from the last place El Llano BC over the weekend. Both games were ended early due to the run rule. Every series was a sweep over the weekend without a single upset as everyone kept pace with the team ahead of them or behind them with just two full weeks left of play in the regular season.

The best series, score wise, was between the fourth place San Inazio Bilbao and the seventh place Valencia Astros.

San Inazio Bilbao 5, Valencia Astros 1
San Inazio Bilbao 1, Valencia Astros 0

Game 1 was closer than the score indicates. Both starters pitched great. For San Inazio Bilbao, Jose Romero (W, 7-5) went eight innings giving up just one run on two hits. He walked five and struck out ten picking up the win.

For the Astros, Miguel Vargas (L, 4-5) pitched well until late. After six scoreless innings, Vargas would give up five runs in the final 2.1 innings he pitched. He finished with 8.1 innings pitched giving up five runs on seven hits. He struggled with his control at times though giving up five walks and throwing four wild pitches.

Rafael Llames had a great day at the plate for San Inazio Bilbao. He went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. He drove in two runs and scored two more.

Game 2 was a pitching duel as both teams combined for just nine total hits.

Juan Lopez (W, 8-4) started for San Inazio Bilbao and tossed six scoreless innings giving up just two hits. He walked two and struck out six picking up his eighth win. Remigio Leal (S, 6) picked up the save tossing three innings allowing just one hit.

Lowuin Sacramento (L, 3-6) took the loss for the Astros but pitched well. He tossed seven innings allowing just one unearned run on four hits. He walked five and struck out eight.

Jose Morban was the only hitter for either team with more than a single hit going 2-for-2 with a double and a pair of walks.

The only run of the game came in the seventh inning and was scored on a throwing error.

In other league action:

Leslie Nacar picked up his eighth win tossing five hitless inning. He struck out eleven in the win for the Marlins.

Jose Melendez went 2-for-4 driving in six runs with a pair of home runs in Game 1 for the Marlins. He drove in another three runs going 3-for-4 in Game 2.

Lesther Galvan homered and went 3-for-4 in Game 1 driving in three runs. In Game 2 he went 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI.

Richard Montiel homered, went 3-for-3, drove in two runs, and scored three more in Game 1. He homered again in Game 1 going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and three RBI.

Yancarlo Franco homered in Game 2 going 4-for-4. He scored four runs and doubled twice for the Marlins.

Ricardo Hernandez picked up his ninth win. He tossed eight shutout innings striking out ten winning Game 1 for Barcelona.

Kevin Malone doubled, tripled, went 4-for-5, drove in three runs, and scored two more in Game 2 for Barcelona.

Zael Honora pitched well for Sant Boi picking up the win in Game 1. He tossed a complete game giving up just one run on five hits while striking out ten.

Alexis Fumero pitched well for Pamplona in Game 1 but took the loss. He went the distance giving up just two unearned runs on six hits while striking out nine.

Daniel Matias picked up his ninth win pitching Game 2 for Sant Boi. He went seven innings allowing one unearned run on ten hits.

Spanish Division de Honor Scores:

El Llano BC 0, Tenerife Marlins 14
El Llano BC 1, Tenerife Marlins 16

CB Vilamoura 0, CB Barcelona 4
CB Vilamoura 3, CB Barcelona 10

CBS Sant Boi 2, CD Pamplona 1
CBS Sant Boi 11, CD Pamplona 1

San Inazio Bilbao 5, Valencia Astros 1
San Inazio Bilbao 1, Valencia Astros 0

Standings:

1. Tenerife Marlins 24-6
2. CB Barcelona 19-7
3. CBS Sant Boi 20-8
4. San Inazio Bilbao 16-12
5. Baseball Navarra 14-14
6. CB Vilamoura 12-16
7. Valencia Astros 11-17
8. CD Pamplona 7-19
9. El Llano BC 3-27

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Spain: League Scores, Highlights and Standings


Week 15 is in the books for the Spanish Division de Honor with the Tenerife Marlins keeping the top spot in the standings after a weekend sweep. CBS Sant Boi is making a charge to earn a top spot in the playoffs by sweeping CB Barcelona over the weekend.

In other action, the Valencia Astros swept CD Pamplona and San Inazio Bilbao swept El Llano BC in their two-game set.

The biggest series over the weekend was between CB Barcelona and CBS Sant Boi. With the sweep, Sant Boi is now tied with Barcelona being just three games back of first place. However, Barcelona still has the edge winning percentage wise having lost one less game.

CBS Sant Boi 1, CB Barcelona 0
CBS Sant Boi 8, CB Barcelona 2

Game 1 was a gem as both pitchers pitched great going the distance. Zael Honora picked up the win by not allowing a run. He gave up just three hits and struck out eleven. He improved his record to 7-1 on the year.

Ricardo Hernandez was the tough luck loser for Barcelona in Game 1. He tossed a complete game giving up just one unearned run on four hits. He struck out fifteen on the day dropping to 8-2.

The lone run came in the top of the seventh inning for Sant Boi. It all started when William Domero started the inning off with a walk. On a failed bunt attempt, Domero advanced to second on a throwing error by Barcelona pitcher Hernandez. He would advance to third on a ground out and then score when Stefano Pistocchi singled up the middle to drive him home.

Game 2 had a little bit more offense, but the result was the same as Sant Boi came out on top again.

Daniel Matias pitched a great game going the distance allowing just two runs on nine hits. He walked two and struck out two to earn the victory improving his record on the year to 8-3.

Jorge Balboa didn’t have his day go as well. He lasted just 2.2 innings giving up seven runs, all earned, on six hits. Oscar Jimenez relieved Balboa and finished the game pitching well but giving up a run.

Dan Martinez had a great day from the lead off spot for Sant Boi. He went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and a RBI triple. Marc Carrillo added a pair of hits of his own scoring a run.

Oscar Angulo and Andrew Avallone both finished the day 3-for-4 for Barcelona in the loss.

In other league action:

Jose Vidal Romero pitched six innings allowing just one run on five hits and striking out eight to pick up a win for San Inazio.

Domingo Morillo tripled and went 3-for-3 for San Inazio in Game 1 against El Llano. In Game 2 he doubled twice, drove in two runs, and finished the game 2-for-4.

Tomas Alvarez finished the double header 4-for-8 scoring three times and stealing four bases, all in Game 2.

Leslie Nacar pitched ten innings to pick up his seventh win. He gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out 19 against Navarra.

Emmanuel Febles had a great day for Navarra. He went 4-for-5 in the first game. He scored two runs, doubled, and stole a base. Then in Game 2 he added two more hits (2-for-5) including a double and another stolen base.

Hector Perozo also had a nice day for Navarra. In the first game he went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. In the second he drove in three going 2-for-3.

David Groener had a nice day for the Astros. In Game 1 he went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a stolen base. In Game 2 he didn’t get much to hit walking four times.

Sandel Cuevas went a combined 5-for-9 in the double header. He stole four bases (three in game 1), drove in four (three in game 2), and homered in the second game.

Pedro Peraza (2-for-4) and Edgar Aineto (1-for-5) hit a solo home runs in Game 2 for the Astros.

League Scores:

El Llano BC 1, San Inazio Bilbao 11 (7)
El Llano BC 3, San Inazio Bilbao 8

Tenerife Marlins 4, Baseball Navarra 3 (10)
Tenerife Marlins 8, Baseball Navarra 6

CBS Sant Boi 1, CB Barcelona 0
CBS Sant Boi 8, CB Barcelona 2

CD Pamplona 3, Valencia Astros 4
CD Pamplona 5, Valencia Astros 8

Standings:

1. Tenerife Marlins PC 22-6
2. CB Barcelona 17-7
3. CBS Sant Boi 18-8
4. San Inazio Bilbao 14-12
5. Baseball Navarra 14-14
6. CB Vilamoura 12-14
7. Valencia Astros11-15
8. CD Pamplona 7-17
9. El Llano BC 3-25

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EC Barcelona: Telemarket Rimini Wins Championship with Win Over Corendon Kinheim


Telemarket Rimini took home the championship at the European Cup in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday with a 6-2 win over the Dutch club Corendon Kinheim. A day after both teams won one-run games to reach the championship, Rimini used an error to score three unearned runs in the third inning and held on to win the championship.

Rimini starter Yorman Bazardo came back after tossing eight shutout innings against Corendon Kinheim in the round robin portion of the tournament to get through only three innings. In those three innings, Bazardo gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits. Rimini got two great relief appearances from Carlos Pezzullo (2.0 IP / 1 hit / 0 runs) and Enorbel Marquez (4.0 IP / 1 hit / 0 runs). Marquez picked up the win.

Corendon Kinheim starter Leon Boyd lasted just an inning. Boyd came back on three days rest needing 30 pitches while allowing two runs on two hits. Jean Paul Gulinck took the lost after pitching 4.1 innings. He gave up four runs (one earned) on seven hits.

Leonardo Zileri (1-for-4) came up with a big two-out single to drive in the final two runs of Rimini’s three-run third inning. Mario Chiarini had a nice day at the plate going 2-for-4 scoring a run. All of Rimini’s 10 hits were singles in the game.

Ramiro Balentina (2-for-4) doubled hitting the only extra-base hit of the game for either club in the loss for Kinheim.

The win will put Telemarket Rimini up against fellow Italian Baseball League foe Unipol Bologna in the European Championship later on this summer in August.

Final Round Robin Standings:

1. Telemarket Rimini 4-1
2. Corendon Kinheim 3-2
3. Braci Brno 3-2
4. CB Barcelona 2-3
5. Paderborn Untouchables 2-3
6. Rouen Huskies 1-4

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EC Barcelona: Day Three Recap


Day 3 is done in Barcelona with the club from Italy, Telemarket Rimini, taking the lead heading into the final two days with an undefeated record. Rimini downed the French power Rouen Huskies in their match up on Thursday.

In other action, Draci Brno beat host CB Barcelona to stay right behind Rimini in the standings. And the Dutch club Corendon Kinheim finally got in the win column with a win over the German club Paderborn Untouchables.

Paderborn Untouchables 6, Corendon Kinheim 9

The Dutch club from Haarlem made a comeback after being down early on in the game but took the lead with a four-run fifth inning and held on for its first win in Barcelona.

Leon Boyd picked up the win needing 96 pitches to go six innings. He gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits while striking out seven. Arshwin Asjes got the save but gave up a pair of runs pitching two innings.

Taylor Swift took the loss struggling with his control. He walked eight batters in 4.1 innings giving up six runs on just five hits.

Bryan Engelhardt led the Dutch offense going 3-for-4 in the game. He scored four times, doubled, and hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Ramiro Balentina scored another three runs going 2-for-4.

Robert Herrmann had a nice day at the plate in the loss for Paderborn. Herrmann went 3-for-5 and scored a pair of runs.

Telemarket Rimini 6, Rouen Huskies 3

Telemarket Rimini stayed unbeaten through the first three days of the tournament with a 6-3 win over the French club from Rouen.

Rouen jumped on Rimini early by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning and made the lead hold up until the eighth when Rimini came back to take the lead.

Yoann Vaugelade pitched well for Rouen tossing 6.2 innings allowing just one run on three hits. However, his relief couldn’t keep the Italian club from taking the lead. Keino Perez took the loss tossing just 1.1 innings while giving up five runs on five hits.

Alessandro Biondi earned the win with an inning of relief. Enorbel Marquez earned the save with two scoreless innings of relief.

Down 2-1 in the top of the eighth, shortstop Jack Santora (2-for-4) tripled clearing the bases and giving Rimini a 4-2 lead. Rimini would add two more in the top of the ninth earning the win.

Carlos Hereaud had a nice day at the plate for Rouen. He doubled twice going 2-for-3, stole a base, scored two runs, and drove in another.

Draci Brno 10, CB Barcelona 3

Draci Brno took advantage of five Barcelona errors to come back from a 2-0 deficit to pull out the win over the host club.

Michal Sobotka picked up the win tossing six innings giving up just two runs in the process. Andres Gimeno took the loss for Barcelona. He tossed just 4.1 innings giving up five runs on seven hits. Gimeno also walked five needing 97 pitches to get 13 outs.

A few Draci Brno batters had big days at the plate. Michal Ondracek went 4-for-5 driving in a run and scoring three others. Alexander Derhak added another three hits (3-for-6), doubling, and scoring two runs. Shortstop Martin Schneider walked twice, singled, scored twice, and stole two bases.

EC Barcelona Schedule:

Friday June 7th
10:30 Draci Brno vs Telemarket Rimini
15:00 Paderborn Untouchables vs Rouen Huskies
19:30 CB Barcelona vs Corendon Kinheim

Saturday June 8th
10:30 Telemarket Rimini  vs Paderborn Untouchables
15:00 Corendon Kinheim vs Draci Brno
19:30 Rouen Huskies vs CB Barcelona

Sunday June 9th
12:00 Championship Game

EC Barcelona Standings:

1. Telemarket Rimini 3-0
2. Draci Brno 2-1
3. Rouen Huskies 1-2
4. CB Barcelona 1-2
5. Paderborn Untouchables 1-2
6. Corendon Kinheim 1-2

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EC Barcelona: Telemarket Rimini Leads Standings After Day 2


Day 2 of the European Cup in Barcelona, Spain gave us three close games as the lone team from Italy leads the way staying undefeated.

Game 1 saw the Rouen Huskies from France down the Corendon Kinheim from the Netherlands with a late comeback. Next up we saw a shutout at the German club Paderborn Untouchables shutout the Czech club Draci Brno. The last game of the day featured the two undefeated teams as host CB Barcelona was downed by the Italian club Telemarket Rimini.

Rouen Huskies 9, Corendon Kinheim 7

The Dutch club from Haarlem saw their first win slip away from them in the ninth inning as the Rouen Huskies mounted a comeback scoring three runs to take a 9-6 lead.

All three runs scored by Rouen in the top of the ninth inning were unearned. The first two batters reached on errors as Rouen took advantage scoring three runs while coming up with only one hit.

Arshwin Asjes took the loss for Corendon after giving up three unearned runs on one hit in 1.2 innings of relief. Keino Perez picked up the win in relief tossing 2.2 innings giving up just one run on two hits for Rouen.

Carlos Hereaud came through with the big hit in the ninth for Rouen driving in two runs with a single. Hereaud finished the game going 2-for-3 with three walks and two runs scored.

Rene Cremer had a nice day for Corendon. The lead off hitter went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and three runs scored.

Paderborn Untouchables 2, Draci Brno 0

Paderborn got a great outing from starter Harry Glynne who tossed a complete game shutout. He gave up just five hits, walked three, and struck out nine in the win.

Zachary Samuels took the loss for Draci Brno but pitched well. He went eight innings allowing just two runs on four hits.

The Untouchables only came up with four hits in the win. Two of them came from Matthew Martin (2-for-3).

Telemarket Rimini 2, CB Barcelona 1

Barcelona starter Jorge Balboa was the hard luck loser on Wednesday. He tossed a complete game allowing just two runs (one earned) on nine hits. He needed 175 pitches to finish nine walking seven in the process.

Roberto Corrandini picked up the win for Rimini. He tossed 6.1 innings allowing just one run on six hits. Enorbel Marquez got the save tossing an inning of relief.

Filippo Crociati scored both runs for Rimini going 2-for-4 in the process.

EC Barcelona Schedule:

Thursday June 6th
10:30 Paderborn Untouchables vs Corendon Kinheim
15:00 Telemarket Rimini vs Rouen Huskies
19:30 Draci Brno vs CB Barcelona

Friday June 7th
10:30 Draci Brno vs Telemarket Rimini
15:00 Paderborn Untouchables vs Rouen Huskies
19:30 CB Barcelona vs Corendon Kinheim

Saturday June 8th
10:30 Telemarket Rimini  vs Paderborn Untouchables
15:00 Corendon Kinheim vs Draci Brno
19:30 Rouen Huskies vs CB Barcelona

Sunday June 9th
12:00 Championship Game

EC Barcelona Standings:

1. Telemarket Rimini 2-0
2. CB Barcelona 1-1
3. Draci Brno 1-1
4. Rouen Huskies 1-1
5. Paderborn Untouchables 1-1
6. Corendon Kinheim 0-2

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EC Barcelona: Pitchers’ Duels Galore on Day One


The European Cup kicked off today in both Barcelona, Spain and Regensburg, Germany. Twelve teams are competing to earn one of the births in the European Champions Cup finals later in the year.

In Barcelona, the six teams competing are:

Paderborn Untouchables (GER)
Telemarket Rimini (ITA)
CB Barcelona (ESP)
Draci Brno (CZE)
Corendon Kinheim (NED)

Day 1 Recap:

Draci Brno 1, Rouen Huskies 0

A pitcher’s duel broke out in the first game in Barcelona as both starters pitched great.

Draci Brno starter Martin Schneider tossed 6.1 scoreless innings allowing just four hits while striking out seven. The two relievers that followed Schneider didn’t allow a hit over the last three innings. Karl Martin Malecek picked up the win allowing only a single walk in 1.2 innings of relief. Radim Chroust picked up the save pitching the final inning.

Rouen starter Owen Ozanich pitched a complete game but took the loss. Over nine innings, Ozanich gave up just a single unearned run on six hits while striking out eleven.

The only run of the game came in the top of the ninth inning as Draci Brno got a two out rally going to plate the only run of the game. After two quick outs, Micahal Ondracek (1-for-3) singled to get the rally going. After a failed pick off attempt, Michael Bren (1-for-4) singled down the right field line moving Ondracek to third base. Then, just when it looked like Ozanich had pitched out of the jam, Zachary Samuels pinch-hit and reached on an error allowing Ondracek to score from third.

Corendon Kinheim 0, Telemarket Rimini 1 (11)

The second game in Barcelona was just as good as the first. Again a pitchers duel, both starters went at least eight innings of scoreless ball.

David Bergman tossed nine shutout innings for Corendon allowing just eight hits. Yorman Bazardo started for Rimini and went eight shutout innings allowing just a single hit while striking out eleven. With the game going extra innings, neither factored into the decision.

Corendon Kinheim couldn’t score a bit in the top of the 10th inning and needed Dirk Van Klooster to throw out James Buccheri at the plate to push the game into the eleventh inning.

Again Corendon went hitless and couldn’t score in the top of the eleventh. Telemarket Rimini would make the most of it in the bottom of the inning. After an intentional walk loaded the bases, Alexander Romero (2-for-5) came up with the walk-off single driving in Riccardo Babini (2-for-4).

CB Barcelona 4, Paderborn Untouchables 2

Barcelona got a great start out of Ricardo Hernandez to pick up the win in their first game of the tournament. Hernandez pitched seven innings allowing just one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out six in picking up the win. Andres Gimeno came in to pitch the final two innings to earn the save.

Leading 1-0 in the top of the eighth inning, Barcelona got the bats going. It all started with a Pau Sancho (2-for-5) one-out double. He quickly scored the tying run when Jesus Golindano (2-for-3) singled him home. After another out and an Angel Angulo (2-for-4) single, Oscar Roman (2-for-4) came through with a big two-out triple.

Paderborn came back with a run in the eighth and a run in the ninth, but it was too little too late. Eugen Heilmann pitched okay for Paderborn but took the loss going all nine innings allowing four runs (three earned) on ten hits.

Jendrick Speer was the only Untouchables hitter with more than a single hit going 2-for-4. He also stole two bases.

EC Barcelona Schedule:

Wednesday June 5th
10:30 Rouen Huskies vs Corendon Kinheim
15:00 Paderborn Untouchables vs Draci Brno
19:30 Telemarket Rimini vs CB Barcelona

Thursday June 6th
10:30 Paderborn Untouchables vs Corendon Kinheim
15:00 Telemarket Rimini vs Rouen Huskies
19:30 Draci Brno vs CB Barcelona

Friday June 7th
10:30 Draci Brno vs Telemarket Rimini
15:00 Paderborn Untouchables vs Rouen Huskies
19:30 CB Barcelona vs Corendon Kinheim

Saturday June 8th
10:30 Telemarket Rimini  vs Paderborn Untouchables
15:00 Corendon Kinheim vs Draci Brno
19:30 Rouen Huskies vs CB Barcelona

Sunday June 9th
12:00 Championship Game

EC Barcelona Standings:

1. CB Barcelona 1-0
1. Draci Brno 1-0
1. Telemarket Rimini 1-0
4. Corendon Kinheim 0-1
4. Rouen Huskies 0-1
4. Paderborn Untouchables 0-1

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Spain: Tenerife Marlins Take Over First Place with Sweep of BC Barcelona


The Tenerife Marlins took over first place in the Spanish Division de Honor with a two game sweep over CB Barcelona over the weekend. The Marlins need an extra frame in Game 1 to take home the win but won a slugfest in Game 2 to take a slight lead in the standings.

CB Barcelona 6, Tenerife Marlins 7 (10)

CB Barcelona 9, Tenerife Marlins 15

Deion Galvan walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th to bring in the winning run for the Marlins in Game 1 of the series.

It was a back and forth game from the get go as the Marlins jumped out to a 4-0 lead. The lead would change hands four times as both teams battled back from deficits. The Marlins needed a run in the bottom of the ninth just to push it to extra frames. They got that tying run on a lead off home run from Yancarlo Franco (3-for-5) who had a big day at the plate scoring three times.

Leslie Nacar went the distance tossing ten innings to pick up the win. Ricardo Hernandez pitched the first nine innings for Barcelona but gave way to Andres Gimeno in the tenth. Gimeno would take the loss.

Oscar Angulo (1-for-3) and Jose Riera (2-for-3) both homered for Barcelona in the loss.

Game 2 featured a bit more offense as both teams combined for 24 runs on 24 hits.

Oscar Angulo (1-for-5) homered once again in the loss.

Lesther Galvan had a huge game for the Marlins going 3-for-5 knocking in four runs with a three-run double and a home run. Jose Melendez also homered for the Marlins going 3-for-5 in the game.

Cristian Remedos picked up the win pitching 7.1 innings of relief after starter Jesus Leon only lasted 1.2 innings. Barcelona starter Jorge Balboa took the loss giving up eight runs (seven earned) in three innings.

In other league action:

Zael Honora picked up a win tossing a complete game three-hitter for Sant Boi. He game up one run and struck out 14.

Eduardo Rivas went a combined 6-for-8, including a 4-for-4 game, in the double header for Sant Boi. He doubled and scored three runs in his four hit game.

Blake Ochoa had a great weekend for the Valencia Astros. In Game 1 he went 2-for-5 with a home run. In Game 2 he continued his hot hitting going 2-for-4 with another home run.

David Groener also homered in Game 1 for the Astros against Baseball Navarra.

Alberto Espanol homered in a loss for Baseball Navarra going 2-for-5 in Game 1 against the Astros.

Alexis Fumero tossed a complete game win for Pamplona. He gave up one run on six hits while striking out seven.

Gabriel Guerrero had a good day for Pamplona. In Game 1 of the weekend series against El Llano Guerrero went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI. In Game 2, he picked up two more his in four at bats.

Spanish Division de Honor Scores:

CB Barcelona 6, Tenerife Marlins 7 (10)
CB Barcelona 9, Tenerife Marlins 15

CBS Sant Boi 2, CB Vilamoura 1
CBS Sant Boi 5, CB Vilamoura 6

CD Pamplona 6, El Llano BC 1
CD Pamplona 7, El Llano BC 8

Baseball Navarra 2, Valencia Astros 10
Baseball Navarra 7, Valencia Astros 3

Spanish Division de Honor Standings:

1. Tenerife Marlins 12-4
2. CB Barcelona 13-5
3. CBS Sant Boi 12-6
4. CB Vilamoura 10-8
5. San Inazio Bilbao 8-8
6. Baseball Navarra 7-11
7. CD Pamplona 7-11
8. Valencia Astros 6-10
9. El Llano BC 3-15

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Spain: Tenerife Marlins Keep Pace with League Leader CB Barcelona


The Tenerife Marlins kept pace with league leader CB Barcelona over the weekend with a pair of wins over El Llano BC. The Marlins have the most wins in the league with 11, but have one more loss than Barcelona at the moment having played two more games. The two league leaders will meet at the end of May.

Tenerife Marlins 2, El Llano 0

Tenerife Marlins 7, El Llano 3

Both starting pitchers in Game 1 went the distance and pitched well. Jesus Leon (W, 3-0) needed just 95 pitches to toss nine shutout innings for the Marlins. He gave up six hits and struck out 11 for the win to improve stay perfect on the year.

El Llano starter Yasiel Pino (L, 2-2) pitched equally as well but took the loss giving up two runs on seven hits over nine innings of work. He struck out 11 in the loss dropping to 2-2 on the year. Pino has the only two victories for the team so far this year.

The Marlins got a run in the top of the first inning. Hansel Suris (1-for-4) led off the game with a single. He advanced to second on a wild pitch, to third on a single, and then scored on the second wild pitch of the game by Pino.

They would get the final run in the game in the top of the sixth. Jacobo Jose Garrido (2-for-4) doubled to lead off the inning. He scored when the next hitter Yancarlo Franco (1-for-4) singled through the right side of the infield.

Game 2 featured a little more offense, but the Marlins came out on top again. Richard Montiel had a big game going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI. He doubled to left in the first inning driving home the first run of the game and then drove in two more with a single to left in the top of the fourth inning.

Luis Miguel Munoz pitched in with a pair of RBI as well going 3-for-4 with a double in the win.

Cristian Remedios (W, 2-2)  tossed six innings giving up three runs (two earned) while striking out nine to even his record at 2-2. Danny Morales pitched the final three innings for his second save of the year.

Vito Abbattista (L, 0-2) dropped his second decision giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits in 3.2 innings of work.

In other action:

Oscar David Angulo went a combined 6-for-9 with five RBI in two games for CB Barcelona.

Angulo’s teammate’s Angel Aguado went 5-for-10 and Pau Sancho went 6-for-11 in the two games this past weekend as CB Barcelona swept CB Vilamoura.

Sant Boi picked up a pair of wins over Pamplona aided by a nice start from Zael Honora who tossed seven shutout innings allowing just four hits in a shortened run-ruled game.

Luis Alberto Burgos homered and drove in three runs in a game for Sant Boi this weekend.

Daniel Matias also tossed a nice game for Sant Boi going nine innings giving up one earned on five hits improving to 4-1 on the year.

Kelvin Feliz hit a two-run home run for San Inazio Bilbao leading them to a 3-0 win over the Valencia Astros.

Jose Vidal Romero tossed eight shutout innings for San Inazio Bilbao giving up just two hits and striking out 15 to improve to 2-2 on the year.

Scores:

Tenerife Marlins 2, El Llano 0
Tenerife Marlins 7, El Llano 3

CB Barcelona 9, CB Vilamoura 2
CB Barcelona 10, CB Vilamoura 5

CD Pamplona 0, CBS Sant Boi 12
CD Pamplona 1, CBS Sant Boi 7

Valencia Astros 0, San Inazio Bilbao 3
Valencia Astros 1, San Inazio Bilbao 2

Baseball Navarra had the weekend off

Spanish Division de Honor Standings:

1. CB Barcelona 10-2
2. Tenerife Marlins 11-3
3. CBS Sant Boi 7-5
4. San Inazio Bilbao 7-5
5. CB Vilamoura 6-6
6. Baseball Navarra 5-7
7. Valencia Astros 4-8
8. CD Pamplona 4-8
9. El Llano BC 2-12

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Spain: San Inazio Bilbao Blasts El Llano BC in a Doubleheader


The Spanish Division de Honor is in full swing already as they are a few weeks away from the halfway point of the season already. CB Barcelona still leads the league, but not far behind them are the Tenerife Marlins.

The weekend series between CB Barcelona and CBS Sant Boi was rained out. All other games took place as CB Vilamoura had the week off.

San Inazio Bilbao 23, El Llano BC 0 (5)

San Inazio Bilboa 10, El Llano BC 0 (8)

San Inazio got the sticks going early and often this weekend as they won by a combined score of 33 to 0 over El Llano.

In Game 1, San Inazio pounded out 25 hits scoring in four of the five innings played while limiting El Llano to just two hits. Jose Vidal Romero (W, 1-2) picked up the win going four innings allowing just one hit.

Every single hitter for San Inazio got at least one hit. Domingo Morillo and Jose Morales both went 5-for-5 in the game. Morillo drove in three runs and scored three, and Morales drove in five runs while scoring twice.

Game 2 wasn’t much better for El Llano as they only picked up a total of four hits in the game.

Juan Jose Lopez (W, 3-1) picked up the win for San Inazio pitching six innings allowing just three hits and striking out eight. Vito Abbattista (L, 0-1) took the loss going 7.1 innings giving up ten runs on 17 hits.

Jose Morales once again led the offense going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and knocking in a pair as well.

In other action:

Leslie Nacar pitched a complete game win for the Tenerife Marlins. Nacar gave up just one run on five hits while striking out 14.

Richard Montiel went a combined 5-for-8, hitting three doubles, and driving in two runs in each of the Marlins games this weekend.

Miguel Vargas pitched a complete game three hitter for the Valencia Astros. He gave up just one run and struck out 13 in the win.

Blake Ochoa homered going 2-for-4 while scoring three runs and driving in two for the Astros in Game 2 of their weekend series with Pamplona.

Spanish Division de Honor Results:

San Inazio Bilbao 23, El Llano BC 0 (5)
San Inazio Bilboa 10, El Llano BC 0 (8)

Baseball Navarra 1, Tenerife Marlins 5
Baseball Navarra 4, Tenerife Marlins 9

Valencia Astros 2, CD Pamplona 1
Valencia Astros 8, CD Pamplona 0

Current Standings:

1. CB Barcelona 6-2
2. Tenerife Marlins PC 7-3
3. CBS Sant Boi 5-3
4. CB Vilamoura 6-4
5. Valencia Astros 4-4
6. San Inazio Bilboa 5-5
7. Baseball Navarra 5-7
8. CD Pamplona 4-6
9. El Llano BC 2-10

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Spain: CB Barcelona Stays in First with Weekend Sweep


In the Spanish Division de Honor, CB Barcelona won a rematch of the finals last year as they swept the Valencia Astros. All other match ups ended up in splits over the weekend.

CB Barcelona 4, Valencia Astros 0

Game 1 saw Barcelona get a win after a strong outing from Ricardo Hernandez (W, 3-1) who tossed eight shutout innings striking out 11 giving up six hits. Oscar Angulo had a huge game at the plate going 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

Miguel Angel Vargas (L, 0-1) took the loss for the Astros going seven innings giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits.

CB Barcelona 5, Valencia Astros 2

Game 2 saw a huge comeback by Barcelona as they scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning to earn the victory. The big blow came from Pau Sancho with a 2-run home run.

Jorge Balboa had a good start for Barcelona striking out 12 in 6.1 innings allowing just one hit. He gave up two runs. Jonathan Garcia (W, 1-0) picked up the win in relief tossing 2.2 innings of hitless relief.

Mikel Bosch (L, 1-1) took the loss pitching an inning of relief giving up three runs (one earned).

Results:

Baseball Navarra 14, El Llano BC 2
Baseball Navarra 0, El Llano BC 3

CB Vilamoura 0, Tenerife Marlins PC 3
CB Vilamoura 16, Tenerife Marlins PC 3

San Inazio Bilbao 2, CD Pamplona 3
San Inazio Bilbao 7, CD Pamplona 2

Standings:

1. CB Barcelona 6-2
2. CBS Sant Boi 5-3
3. Tenerife Marlins PC 5-3
4. CB Vilamoura 6-4
5. Baseball Navarra 5-5
6. CD Pamplona 4-4
7. San Inazio Bilbao 3-5
8. Valencia Astros 2-4
9. El Llano BC 2-8

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Spain: CB Barcelona Opens Season with Split Against Tenerife Marlins


While the 2013 World Baseball Classic is winding down in San Francisco, the first European league kicked off this past weekend in Spain.

Defending champion CB Barcelona got the year started with a split with the Tenerife Marlins.

Tenerife Marlins 3, CB Barcelona 5

Game 1 saw Ricardo Hernandez return from the WBC to pitch eight solid innings to give Barcelona the win. Hernandez gave up only two runs on three hits. He did seem to have trouble with his control walking seven batters, but he struck out ten to go along with the walks. Five of those seven walks came in the first inning when Hernandez gave up the two runs. He settled down after that and shut down the Marlins.

Marlins starter Cristian Remedios also struggled a bit with his control allowing Barcelona back in the game in the bottom of the second inning. Barcelona got two runs on only one hit when Remedios walked two and hit two batters in the second.

Remedios would go on to give up five runs in 6.2 innings of work to take the loss.

Jesus Golindano doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Barcelona. Lead off hitter Kevin Malone chipped in with a RBI and a pair of hits as well.

Oscar Jimenez gave up a run but struck out two in the ninth to hold on and earn the save.

Tenerife Marlins 4, CB Barcelona 2

In Game 2, the Marlins came back to pick up a win behind the bat of Richard Montiel who drove in two runs going 2-for-5.

Javier Sanchez got the win pitching three innings in relief of starter Leslie Nacar. Sanchez struggled with his control walking five in the three innings and giving up the only two Barcelona runs.

Jorge Balboa took the loss giving up two runs (1 earned) in four innings of work. He couldn’t find the strike zone as well walking five.

In other action CD Pamplona downed El Llano twice behind the bat of Gabriel Guerrero who homered and drove in three runs in the first game. Alexis Fumero picked up the win in Game 1 tossing seven innings allowing just two runs.

Game 2 saw more offense from Pamplona as they won 11-1.

The Valencia Astros and Baseball Navarra split their double header while CB Sant Boi swept CB Viladecans.

Scoreboard:
Saturday, March 16
Tenerife Marlins 3, CB Barcelona 5
Tenerife Marlins 4, CB Barcelona 2
CB Viladecans 2, CB Sant Boi 3
El Llano 3, CB Pamplona 10
El Llano 1, CB Pamplona 11

Sunday, March 17
CB Viladecans 2, CB Sant Boi 12
Valencia Astros 3, Baseball Navarra 1
Valencia Astros 0, Baseball Navarra 5

Standings:
1. CB Sant Boi 2-0
1. CB Pamplona 2-0
3. CB Barcelona 1-1
3. Valencia Astros 1-1
3. Tenerife Marlins 1-1
3. Baseball Navarra 1-1
7. CB Viladecans 0-2
7. El Lano 0-2
9. San Inazio Bilboa 0-0

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WBC: Spain vs Puerto Rico Pitching Match Up


Spain is facing Puerto Rico in its first World Baseball Classic game today. So before the game kicks off, let’s get to know the starting pitchers a bit.

Spain

Sergio Perez will get the start for Spain in its first game. The right-hander was drafted by the Astros in 2006 out of the University of Tampa. In 2012, he pitched for Triple-A Oklahoma City posting a 4-2 record in 40 games. This was the first season where most of his work came as a reliever.

Internationally Perez has played in the Venezuelan Winter League for the Navegantes de Magallanes and led all pitchers in wins over the last two years.

Puerto Rico

Giancarlo Alvarado will get the nod for Puerto Rico against Spain. For the past three seasons he has spent his time in the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan. In 2012, he pitched for the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Alvarado pitched for Puerto Rico in the 2009 WBC. He pitched four innings over two games allowing just one run on one hit.

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Spanish Baseball Federation Website Gets Facelift


The Royal Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation has re-done its website gearing up for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

The site looks much more modern than the old site.

Check it out at rfebs.es.

Spanish Baseball Homepage

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Spain: Valencia Astros and CB Barcelona Still Atop Standings


SPAIN – League leaders CB Barcelona and the Valencia Astros each split their weekend series as neither team was able to gain ground on the other.   Valencia remains a game up on Barcelona having played and won 2 more games. Both teams are tied with 4 losses.

The Tenerife Marlins,  Baseball Navarra, and the CB Viladecans all swept their weekend series.

Spanish Baseball League Results Week 15:
CB Barcelona 1,6 – San Inazio Bilbao 2, 1
Astros Valencia 4, 5 – CB Sant Boi 1, 7
CD Pamplona 0, 3 – CB Viladecans 4, 6
Tenerife Marlins 12, 7 – El Llano 2, 0
Halcones de Vigo 0, 4 – Baseball Navarra 13, 14

Spanish Baseball League Standings:

1. Valencia Astros 26-4
2. CB Barcelona 24-4
3. Tenerife Marlins 21-9
4. CB Viladecans 16-12
5. San Inazio Bilbao 16-14
6. Baseball Navarra 15-15
7. CB Sant Boi 15-15
8. CD Pamplona 9-21
9. El Llano 6-24
10. Halcones de Vigo 0-30

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Spain: Valencia Astros Romp in Weekend Sweep


By: Luis Martínez

14th Matchday of Spanish Baseball League of Honor Division (June, 09 & 10, 2012)

The Astros de Valencia bats continue on-fire and produced thirty six careers in ten innings to win they weekend Series in El Turia, 17 to 2 (KO, 5inn) and 19 to 2 (KO, 5inn). In the first game Infante and Aineto homered and produced nine RBI’s between both of them to allow a comfortably advantadge to Trevor Caughey (10-1) who only should work the first ones three innings to win the game. Jose R. Marte (0-8) only worked one inning and was the defeated pitcher. In the second game were Ochoa and Aineto (again) those who homered and also the whole line-up scored one run at least in order that the Astros starter Luis Galicia (1-0) was obtaining his first victory. Jose D. Cabral (0-8) was the loser.

In El Fango, San Inazio Bilbao Bizcaia home, the local team won both games to CBS Sant Boi. A Juan J. López (5-5) long relief and a very productive four runs eighth inning allowed to San Inazio win the first game 8 to 5. Daniel Matías (3-4) lost the match. In the second game, eighth inning Marianucci’s opening single and a throwing error on second base were enough to scored the San Inazio’s winning-run and win 5 to 4. The reliever Alberto Magallón (5-4) won the match and Rubén D. Fente (7-5) was the loser.

In the Navarre local derby the victories were shared. Pamplona like visitor won the first game 0 to 4 and the local Béisbol Navarra the second one 16 to 0 (KO, 5inn). Alexis J. Fumero (4-7) only allowed four hits to shoutout the local team and D. Celaya RBI two runs and scored another one to lead the Pamplona’s offensive. Harold Y. Rumión (5-8) lost the game. In the second match, Febles and Perozo (twice) homered and RBI four careers each one to support the winner work of Yorking Céspedes (1-1). The visitor starter Eneko del Burgo (3-8) only completed one inning to lose the game.

The leader CB Barcelona won his Series as visitor to El Llano, 3-8 and 1-9. Jose L. Hernández (10-1) strikes out nine in six inning to win and Óscar Jiménez (S5) worked three inning to save the game. Óscar Roman’s four hits and Varela’s two RBI’s headed the guest offensive. Carlos J. Beuajon (1-4) was the loser. In the second match. the starter Jorge Balboa (7-1) only allowed one unarned run in five inning’s work to win the match. Jonathan García (S2) saved and Óscar Angulo homered and the whole line-up hit in order that the visitors were winning clearly. Javier J. Flores (1-9) lost the game.

CB Viladecans hosted Marlins de Tenerife and they divided victories. In the first game, the visitor Léslie Nacar (9-3) strikes out fourteen to win an excellent pitching duel against Viladecans starter Juan C. Campos (8-5) who strikes out nine but lost the game. Dewis Navarro’s RBI and scored were decisive in the guest victory, 1 to 2. The second match was to local team 6 to 3. Pol Llopis (2-1) was the winner and Grullón RBI three with double and home run to lead the Vila’s offensive. Cristian Remedios (1-2) lost the game.

Next weekend (June 24) only will play a rain-checked match. Béisbol Navarra receives in Burlada to CB Barcelona.

You can consult the box score and complete statics in http://www.rfebeisbolsofbol.com/estadisticas/2012/Liga/LNB_res.asp

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Spain: All Home Teams Win Weekend Series


Spanish Baseball Press Release

By: Luis Martínez

12th Matchday of Spanish Baseball League of Honor Division (June, 02 & 03, 2012)

CBS Sant Boi won his two games as local against the Halcones de Vigo. The starter Lionel Hernández (4-1) and the reliever Daniel Matías (S2) combined on the mound to win the first match 10 to 1. The Llames and Carrillo’s bats were the most active of the local line-up, in which took  at-bat chance up to sixteen players. José R. Marte (0-6) lost the game. The second match finished for KO (8inn) 12 to 2. Rubén D. Fente (7-3) was the winning pitcher and William Domero hit two double-hits and batted-in four runs. José D. Cabral (0-7) only could work 3.1 innings to lose the game.

In El Fango’s first game between San Inazio Bilbao Bizkaia and Pamplona the starters Jose V. Romero (2-1) and Alexis J. Fumero (3-7) kept a intense eight-inning duel. Romero strikeout to fourteen, Adames take to home two runs and López (S2) saved in order that finally the local team were imposing 2-0. Fumero did a great work but lost the match . In the second game San Inazio also won 8-4. Alberto Magallón started for the local team and pitched four innings and Edward Adames (3-2) pitched five to take the victory. D. A. Morillo hit two singles and batted-in four runs to support the pitcher’s labour. Eneko of the Burgo was the losing pitcher.

Astros de Valencia defeated twice to Marlins de Tenerife, 11-2 and 16-2 (KO, 5inn). Trevor Caughey (8-1) worked complete again to win the first match. Infante and Ochoa homers and batted-in seven runs between both of them to guide the Astros offensive. Leslie Nácar (7-3) lost the match. In the second game Infante and Ochoa homers too and Pedro P. Belmonte (10-3) worked complete to defeat the Canary team. The starter Cristian Remedios (0-1) pitched only 1.2 inning and lost the game.

The local team, Béisbol Navarra, won in Burlada 11-1 (KO, 7inn) and 5-0 to El Llano. Harold Y. Rumion (5-6) was the pitcher winner. The Navarre club took advantage about six errors and batting thirteen hits to win comfortably. Wilquin Escanio (1-7) was the loser. In the second match Andrés Casado (6-3) and the relievers Yorking Céspedes and Aritz Leiva combined to shuotout El Llano. Javier J. Flores (1-8) lost the game.

CB Viladecans didn’t play this weekend due to European commitment  of CB Barcelona, his matchday rival.

Next weekend, June 9 and 10, will be played the following series: in Montjuïc, CB Barcelona vs CBS Sant Boi; in Bembrive, Halcones de Vigo vs San Inazio Bilbao Bizkaia; in El Turia, Astros de Valencia vs Pamplona; in Puerto de La Cruz, Marlins de Tenerife vs Béisbol Navarra; and in Gijon, El Llano vs CB Viladecans.

You can consult the box score and complete statistics in http://www.rfebeisbolsofbol.com/estadisticas/2012/Liga/LNB_res.asp

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Spain: Teams Participated in Sweeps Week


SPAIN – The brooms were out in full force this past weekend in the Spanish Baseball League as all five matchups ended in sweeps.

League front-runner and reigning champion Barcelona picked up a pair of blowout wins over the Vigo Falcons. Oscar Jimenez (1-0) tossed a seven-inning no-hitter and Jesus Golindano drove in three runs in a 11-1 victory in the first game.

Barcelona (19-2) blanked winless Vigo (0-22) in their second matchup, 12-0. Jonathan Garcia (3-1) fanned eighth over five one-hit frames to claim the win.

The Valencia Astros trounced El Llano 17-0 in the first part of a doubleheader as four different players swatted home runs. Pedro Belmonte (9-3) threw 6 2/3 scoreless relief frames and the Astros (18-4) completed the sweep with a 6-3 victory in the second contest.

Victor Velazquez delivered a walk-off double to help the Tenerife Marlins edge San Inazio, 7-6, in the back end of a twinbill. The Marlins (16-6) took the first game, 7-1, as Leslie Nacar (6-3) went the distance with 12 strikeouts.

Sant Boi outscored Pamplona 20-3 to capture a pair of victories. Rafael Llames connected for two doubles and Lionel Hernandez (2-1) worked five one-run frames in a 10-2 win in the opening contest. Sant Boi (12-10) coasted to a 10-1 victory in the second game as Ruben Fente (7-3) earned the decision.

In the final matchup on last weekend’s slate, Viladecans turned back Baseball Navarra twice, 9-1 and 13-3.

2012 SPANISH BASEBALL LEAGUE:

Barcelona (19-2)
Valencia Astros (18-4)
Tenerife Marlins (16-6)
Sant Boi (12-10)
Viladecans (12-10)
Baseball Navarra (9-12)
San Inazio Bilbao (9-13)
Pamplona (9-13)
El Llano (5-17)
Vigo Falcons (0-22)

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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Spain: Sant Boi and Tenerife Marlins Split Weekend Series


SPAIN – Ruben Fente tossed a six-hitter and William Domero homered to help Sant Boi beat the Tenerife Marlins, 9-1, Saturday and salvage a Spanish Baseball League twinbill split.

Fente (6-3) scattered a lone run, four walks and six strikeouts in a strong complete game outing.

Domero, who entered the weekend set batting a dismal .186, led off the fourth with a solo shot off Tenerife starter Miguel Rizo (1-2).

Tenerife slugger Richard Montiel clubbed his third home run of the season to open the sixth.

The Marlins broke open a 1-all deadlock with eight ninth-inning scores to capture a 9-1 victory in the front end of the doubleheader.

Shortstop Nestor Perez highlighted the big frame with a three-run double, while Rizo and Jose Manuel Melendez both added two-run singles for the third-place Puerto Cruz club.

Tenerife staff ace Leslie Nacar (6-0) fanned 12 in a complete game gem and leads the league with 102 strikeouts in 72 2/3 innings.

Barcelona (18-2) and the Valencia Astros (16-4) continued its winning ways with sweeps against Baseball Navarra and Viladecans, respectively.

2012 SPANISH BASEBALL LEAGUE:

Barcelona (18-2)
Valencia Astros (16-4)
Tenerife Marlins (14-6)
Sant Boi (10-10)
Viladecans (10-10)
Baseball Navarra (9-11)
San Inazio Bilbao (9-11)
Pamplona (7-11)
El Llano (3-15)
Vigo Falcons (0-18)

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Spain: Baseball Navarra Stuns Valencia


SPAIN – Baseball Navarra pulled of a Spanish Baseball League shocker this past Sunday with an improbable doubleheader sweep over the Valencia Astros. With the wins, Navarra (9-9) moved into a fifth-place tie with Sant Boi.

Harold Rumion (4-4) outdueled Trevor Caughey (5-1) in a low-scoring 2-1 victory in the first game. Hector Perozo’s solo home run in the eighth snapped a 1-1 deadlock.

Navarra strung together three consecutive doubles and a two-run single off the bat of David Erice in a four-run fourth en route to a 4-3 triumph in the second contest. Andres Casado (5-2) worked six frames to notch the win, while Juan Miguel Marte tossed three scoreless innings out of the bullpen to earn his first save of the season.

Barcelona (16-2) continued its march towards back-to-back championships with a pair of victories against Pamplona, and the Tenerife Marlins (13-5) dealt the winless Vigo Falcons a pair of shutout losses.

SATURDAY, MAY 5
Viladecans 8 – San Inazio 1
Sant Boi 7,3 – El Llano 2,2
Marlins PC 3,14 – Vigo Falcons 0,0
Barcelona 7,15 – Pamplona 4,0

SUNDAY, MAY 6
Navarra 2,4 – Astros 1,3
San Inazio 6 – Viladecans 4

2012 SPANISH LEAGUE:
Barcelona (16-2)
Valencia Astros (12-4)
Tenerife Marlins (13-5)
Viladecans (10-7)
Baseball Navarra (9-9)
Sant Boi (9-9)
San Inazio Bilbao (6-9)
Pamplona (7-11)
El Llano (3-13)
Vigo Falcons (0-16)

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Spain: Barcelona and Valencia Split Doubleheader


SPAIN – The showdown between the Spanish Baseball League top two squads ended in a draw as Barcelona (14-2) and the Valencia Astros (12-2) split a doubleheader this past Saturday.

The third-place Tenerife Marlins (11-5) inched closer to the front-runners with a twinbill sweep over Pamplona, while Viladecans (9-7) moved into sole possession of the fourth spot with two wins against Sant Boi.

Three squads – Baseball Navarra, Pamplona and Sant Boi – are locked in a tie for fifth with identical 7-9 records.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Barcelona 5,2 – Valencia 4,4
Viladecans 12 – Sant Boi 5
Tenerife 6,13 – Pamplona 2,1

SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Navarra 8,7 – San Inazio 3,9
Viladecans 3, Sant Boi 2

2012 SPANISH LEAGUE:

Barcelona (14-2)
Valencia Astros (12-2)
Tenerife Marlins (11-5)
Viladecans (9-7)
Baseball Navarra (7-9)
Pamplona (7-9)
Sant Boi (7-9)
San Inazio Bilbao (6-8)
El Llano (3-11)
Vigo Falcons (0-14)

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Spain: Barcelona and Tenerife Split Weekend Series


SPAIN – The series between the current League’s leader CB Barcelona, that was hosting in Montjuic the recent King’s Cup champion Tenerife Marlins, left two intense games and a win for each one (0-5 and 5-4).

In the first match, Lowuin Sacramento (5-2) shutout the current leader allowing just four hits and strikes out seven rivals. The Marlins took advantage of a doubtful beginning of Jose L. Hernández (6-1) to score three careers inthe first inning and not lose advantage anymore.

In the second match the home team won in the tie-break (10 inn.) and in a polemic rain-check decision in sixth inning. In the game’s resumption Jonathan García (3-0) was a winner reliever, batted-in tie run in ninth inning and scored the win one in tenth thanks to single-hit off from José L. Riera. Miguel Rizo (1-1) also in relief work lostthe game.

In Burlada the local team, Pamplona, and El Llano won a game each one (4-8 and 8-3). Wilquin Escanio (1-6) relieved four innings to win the game thanks to terrific ambush in ninth inning where all visitor line-up have at bat chance to score five runs. Jose A. Fumero (2-3) worked eigth innings but lost the game.

The home team recovered in the second game thanks to Eneko del Burgo (4-2) 8.1 innings winning effort and one great batting performance action of third base I. J. Díaz, which batted-in five runs and homer once. Ernesto I. Pino (0-1) only was possible to support the first inning on the mound and was the defeated pitcher.

CB Viladecans gave two KO to Halcones de Vigo in his visit to Bembrive. In first game, 1-13 (7 inn.), Juan C. Campos (4-1) only allowed four hits to the Galicians bats and had an offensive support from the same first inning, in which Viladecans had a six-run offensive. The right fielder Félix Cano Jr hit two doubles, drive-in four and scored three runs. Ronny Materano (0-3) was the defeated.

The second game, 1-16 (7 inn.), also it was solved by a combination of a good performance pitching of Miquel Luengo (2-3) and a on-fire line-up, specially from the center fielder A. Tenllado, who batted in five runs with three singles hits. The loss was for Jose D. Cabral (0-4).

One win for each one was the result of the Béisbol Navarra visit to CBS Sant Boi. 6-5 won the local team a very disputed first match and where both teams had options to take the final victory. Rubén D. Fente (4-2) won and Dani Matías saved to Sant Boi. The game was solved in the seventh inning when Xavier Civit hit RBI single. Harold Y. Rumión (2-4) worked complete but was defeated.

In the second game, Andrés Casado (3-1) didn’t give options to Sant Boi and the visitors imposed themselves 1-8. Matías, who had saved before , started the game and was the loser.

The San Inazio Bilbao Bizkaia and Astros de Valencia series that was to be disputed in Bilbao was rained out.

2012 SPANISH LEAGUE:

C.B. Barcelona (13-1)
Valencia Astros (11-1)
Marlins Puerto Cruz (9-5)
C.B. Sant Boi (7-7)
C.B. Viladecans (7-7)
C.D. Pamplona (7-7)
Baseball Navarra (6-8)
San Inazio Bilbao (5-7)
El Llano (3-11)
Vigo Falcons (0-14)

Press Release: Spanish Baseball and Softball Federation

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