2007 European Baseball Championship

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2007 European Baseball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Spain
Dates 7 – 16 September
Teams 12
Venues (in 1 host city)
Defending champions  Netherlands (2005)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal europe.svg
 Netherlands (20th title)
Runner-up
Silver medal europe.svg
 Great Britain
Third place
Bronze medal europe.svg
 Spain
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Games played 42
Attendance 19,456 (463 per game)
Best batting average United Kingdom Brant Ust (.600)
Most homeruns hit Netherlands Raylinos Legito (2)
Most stolen bases Netherlands Roger Bernadina (4)
Best ERA France Nicolas Dubaut (0.00)
Most Valuable Player United Kingdom Brant Ust

The 2007 European Baseball Championship was an international baseball tournament held from September 7 to 16, between national baseball teams of the Confederation of European Baseball. The tournament was held in Barcelona, Spain and served as the qualifying competition for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. The Netherlands won the tournament for the 5th consecutive time and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Great Britain and Spain advanced to a final qualifying tournament in Taiwan. Prior to the tournament, Greece was removed by the European Baseball Confederation and replaced with Austria.[1] Czech Republic was downgraded to the last place at the end of the tournament and its wins in the preliminary round vacated.

Qualification[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Qualified for Pool C
Did not qualify for Pool C
# Team Games Wins Losses Tiebreaker
1  Netherlands 5 5 0
2  Germany 5 4 1
3  Sweden 5 3 2
4  Czech Republic 5 2 3
5  Croatia 5 1 4
6  Austria 5 0 5
September 8, 2007 Sweden  1 – 9  Germany Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 250
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September 8, 2007 Czech Republic  4 – 1 (Forfeit)  Croatia Sant Boi, Spain
Attendance: 150
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September 8, 2007 Austria  0 – 22 (F/5)  Netherlands Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 300
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September 9, 2007 Croatia  2 – 11  Sweden Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 400
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September 9, 2007 Germany  10 – 0 (F/7)  Austria Sant Boi, Spain
Attendance: 102
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September 9, 2007 Netherlands  11 – 0 (F/7)  Czech Republic Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 400
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September 10, 2007 Netherlands  14 – 2 (F/7)  Sweden Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 106
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September 10, 2007 Czech Republic  6 – 2 (Forfeit)  Austria Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 150
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September 10, 2007 Germany  8 – 7  Croatia Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 303
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September 11, 2007 Netherlands  6 – 3  Germany Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 350
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September 11, 2007 Austria  3 – 8  Croatia Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 300
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September 11, 2007 Czech Republic  1 – 2  Sweden Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 200
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September 12, 2007 Germany  6 – 1  Czech Republic Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 500
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September 12, 2007 Croatia  0 – 13 (F/7)  Netherlands Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 250
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September 12, 2007 Sweden  4 – 1  Austria Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 105
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Group B[edit]

Qualified for Pool C
Did not qualify for Pool C
# Team Games Wins Losses Tiebreaker
1  Great Britain 5 4 1 1-0
2  Spain 5 4 1 0-1
3  France 5 3 2 1-0
4  Italy 5 3 2 0-1
5  Ukraine 5 1 4
6  Russia 5 0 5
September 7, 2007 Great Britain  12 – 8  Spain Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 2,500
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September 8, 2007 Ukraine  0 – 13  Italy Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 100
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September 8, 2007 France  4 – 2  Russia Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 400
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September 9, 2007 Spain  5 – 4  Ukraine Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 400
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September 9, 2007 Italy  1 – 5  France Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 750
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September 9, 2007 Russia  7 – 10  Great Britain Sant Boi, Spain
Attendance: 500
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September 10, 2007 France  6 – 2  Ukraine Sant Boi, Spain
Attendance: 71
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September 10, 2007 Spain  4 – 0  Russia Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 600
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September 10, 2007 Italy  6 – 0  Great Britain Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 200
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September 11, 2007 France  3 – 4  Great Britain Sant Boi, Spain
Attendance: 303
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September 11, 2007 Ukraine  4 – 3 (F/11)  Russia Sant Boi, Spain
Attendance: 56
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September 11, 2007 Italy  4 – 6  Spain Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 1,200
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September 12, 2007 Russia  2 – 7  Italy Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 300
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September 12, 2007 Great Britain  9 – 0  Ukraine Sant Boi, Spain
Attendance: 500
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September 12, 2007 Spain  6 – 2  France Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 850
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Final round[edit]

11th place[edit]

September 13, 2007 Russia  7 – 2  Austria Sant Boi, Spain
Attendance: 100
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9th place[edit]

September 13, 2007 Ukraine  1 – 2  Croatia Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 250
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7th place[edit]

September 13, 2007 Czech Republic  2 – 7  Italy Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 300
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Group C[edit]

# Team Games Wins Losses Tiebreaker
1  Netherlands 5 5 0
2  Great Britain 5 3 2 1-1 (7.50 RA/9)
3  Spain 5 3 2 1-1 (7.50 RA/9)
4  Germany 5 3 2 1-1 (9.00 RA/9)
5  France 5 1 4
6  Sweden 5 0 5
September 14, 2007 Sweden  7 – 10  Great Britain Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 100
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September 14, 2007 Netherlands  18 – 0 (F/7)  France Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 1,000
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September 14, 2007 Germany  3 – 11  Spain Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 1,000
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September 15, 2007 Sweden  0 – 10 (F/7)  France Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 200
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September 15, 2007 Great Britain  5 – 7  Germany Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 200
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September 15, 2007 Spain  8 – 10 (F/11)  Netherlands Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 2,000
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September 16, 2007 Germany  7 – 1  France Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 100
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September 16, 2007 Netherlands  6 – 1  Great Britain Montjuïc, Spain
Attendance: 500
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September 16, 2007 Sweden  5 – 8  Spain Viladecans, Spain
Attendance: 1,200
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Final standings[edit]

Awards[edit]

The CEB announced the following awards at the completion of the tournament.[3]

All Star Team
Position Player
Pitcher (RHP) Netherlands David Bergman
Pitcher (LHP) Germany Enorbel Marquez
Catcher United Kingdom Mike Nickeas
First Base United Kingdom Ian Young
Second Base Netherlands Yurendell DeCaster
Third Base Netherlands Raylinos Legito
Short Stop United Kingdom Brant Ust
Outfield Netherlands Roger Bernadina
Spain Daniel Figueroa
Germany Sasha Lutz
Designated Hitter Netherlands Sharnol Adriana

Attendance[edit]

  • Total Attendance : 19,546
  • Average Attendance : 465

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greece replaced by Austria". Archived from the original on 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Czech Republic downgraded to last place by IBAF". Archived from the original on 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  3. ^ Pablo. "Final Report of the tournament". Archived from the original on 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 

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