2016 European Baseball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Netherlands
Dates September 9–18, 2016
Teams12 (from 1 continent)
Defending champions Netherlands (2014)
Final positions
Champions
 Netherlands (22nd title)
Runner-up
 Spain
Third place
 Italy
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Games played45
Attendance30,191 (671 per game)
Most Valuable PlayerNetherlands Stijn van der Meer
2014
2019

The 2016 European Baseball Championship was an international baseball tournament organized by Confederation of European Baseball. The 2016 European Championship was held from September 9 to 18, 2016 in Hoofddorp, Netherlands. It was organized by the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association (KNBSB), the City of Hoofddorp and the local baseball club Hoofddorp Pioniers.[1]

Qualification

Main article: 2016 European Baseball Championship – Qualification

The top ten teams of the 2014 European Championship qualified automatically for the tournament.[2] 2 additional teams qualified from the B-level tournament. Qualification started on 29 July 2014 with C level qualifiers for B level tournament.[3]

Pool Czech Republic Pool Regensburg

Belgium
7th, 2014 European Baseball Championship
Italy
2014 European Baseball Championship

Czech Republic
4th, 2014 European Baseball Championship
France
6th, 2014 European Baseball Championship

Greece
10th, 2014 European Baseball Championship
Germany
5th, 2014 European Baseball Championship

Netherlands
2014 European Baseball Championship

Great Britain
9th, 2014 European Baseball Championship

Russia
8th, 2014 European Baseball Championship
Croatia
Winner of Karlovac group

Spain
2014 European Baseball Championship

Sweden
Winner of Vienna group

Round 1

Pool A

Standings

Qualified for Pool Winners
Qualified for 7th–8th place game
Qualified for Pool Losers
Teams W L Pct. GB R RA
 Netherlands 5 0 1.000 42 7
 Germany 4 1 0.800 1.05 28 17
 Czech Republic 3 2 0.600 2.0 23 15
 Sweden 2 3 0.500 3.0 21 25
 Russia 1 4 0.200 4.0 17 44
 Great Britain 0 5 0.000 5.0 15 38

Source: www.baseballstats.eu[4]

Schedule

September 9, 2016 Sweden  0 – 4  Germany Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 225
Boxscore
September 9, 2016 Czech Republic  12 – 0 F/7  Russia Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 50
Boxscore
September 9, 2016 Netherlands  11 – 1  Great Britain Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 2,100
Boxscore

September 10, 2016 Russia  1 – 8  Sweden Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 250
Boxscore
September 10, 2016 Great Britain  1 – 4  Czech Republic Nieuw-Vennep
Attendance: 275
Boxscore
September 10, 2016 Germany  2 – 10  Netherlands Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 3,100
Boxscore

September 11, 2016 Sweden  1 – 6  Czech Republic Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 200
Boxscore
September 11, 2016 Russia  1 – 3  Netherlands Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 2,950
Boxscore
September 11, 2016 Great Britain  2 – 3  Germany Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 210
Boxscore

September 12, 2016 Russia  4 – 16 F/7  Germany Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 65
Boxscore
September 12, 2016 Sweden  9 – 6 F/11  Great Britain Nieuw-Vennep
Attendance: 100
Boxscore
September 12, 2016 Czech Republic  0 – 10 F/7  Netherlands Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 1,550
Boxscore

September 13, 2016 Great Britain  5 – 11  Russia Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 60
Boxscore
September 13, 2016 Germany  3 – 1  Czech Republic Nieuw-Vennep
Attendance: 255
Boxscore
September 13, 2016 Netherlands  8 – 3  Sweden Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 1,150
Boxscore
Source: www.baseballstats.eu [5]

Pool B

Standings

Qualified for Pool Winners
Qualified for 7th–8th place game
Qualified for Pool Losers
Teams W L Pct. GB R RA
 Spain 5 0 1.000 43 5
 Italy 4 1 0.800 1.0 67 17
 Belgium 3 2 0.600 2.0 38 31
 France 2 3 0.400 3.0 30 28
 Croatia 1 4 0.200 4.0 16 45
 Greece 0 5 0.000 5.0 5 68
Source: www.baseballstats.eu [4]

Schedule

September 9, 2016 Croatia  1 – 16 F/6  France Nieuw-Vennep
Attendance: 70
Boxscore
September 9, 2016 Italy  21 – 2 F/7  Greece Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 250
Boxscore
September 9, 2016 Spain  11 – 1 F/7  Belgium Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 125
Boxscore

September 10, 2016 Greece  1 – 12  Spain Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 65
Boxscore
September 10, 2016 France  3 – 6  Italy Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 800
Boxscore
September 10, 2016 Belgium  5 – 1  Croatia Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 160
Boxscore

September 11, 2016 Croatia  0 – 6  Spain Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 700
Boxscore
September 11, 2016 Greece  1 – 7  France Nieuw-Vennep
Attendance: 160
Boxscore
September 11, 2016 Belgium  0 – 15 F/5  Italy Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 500
Boxscore

September 12, 2016 Croatia  10 – 0 F/8  Greece Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 175
Boxscore
September 12, 2016 Spain  8 – 3  Italy Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 675
Boxscore
September 12, 2016 Belgium  14 – 3  France Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 80
Boxscore

September 13, 2016 France  0 – 6  Spain Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 80
Boxscore
September 13, 2016 Italy  22 – 4 F/7  Croatia Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 200
Boxscore
September 13, 2016 Greece  1 – 18 F/5  Belgium Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 85
Boxscore
Source: www.baseballstats.eu [5]

Round 2

Pool Winners

Standings

Qualified for the Final
Did not qualify for the Final
Teams W L Pct. GB R RA
 Netherlands 5 0 1.000 39 10
 Spain 4 1 .800 1.0 30 8
 Italy 3 2 .600 2.0 38 16
 Germany 2 3 .400 3.0 19 28
 Czech Republic 1 4 .200 4.0 10 28
 Belgium 0 5 .000 5.0 9 56
Source: www.baseballstats.eu[4]

Schedule

September 15, 2016 Belgium  3 – 4 F/10  Czech Republic Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 250
Boxscore
September 15, 2016 Italy  12 – 0  Germany Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 420
Boxscore
September 15, 2016 Spain  0 – 1  Netherlands Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 1,450
Boxscore

September 16, 2016 Belgium  2 – 14 F/7  Germany Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 350
Boxscore
September 16, 2016 Spain  9 – 3  Czech Republic Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 550
Boxscore
September 16, 2016 Italy  5 – 6 F/10  Netherlands Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 2,450
Boxscore

September 17, 2016 Czech Republic  2 – 3  Italy Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 525
Boxscore
September 17, 2016 Germany  0 – 3  Spain Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 920
Boxscore
September 17, 2016 Netherlands  12 – 3  Belgium Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 2,675
Boxscore
Source: www.baseballstats.eu[5]

Classification game

7th/8th place game

September 14, 2016 Sweden  5 – 7  France Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 312
Boxscore
Source: www.baseballstats.eu[5]

Pool Losers

Standings

relegated to Division B
Teams W L Pct. GB R RA
 Great Britain 2 1 .667 30 15
 Croatia 2 1 .667 25 6
 Greece 1 2 .333 1.0 5 30
 Russia 1 2 .333 1.0 12 21
Source: www.baseballstats.eu[4]

Schedule

September 15, 2016 Russia  1 – 3  Greece Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 91
Boxscore
September 15, 2016 Croatia  2 – 6  Great Britain Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 106
Boxscore

September 16, 2016 Greece  2 – 19 F/7  Great Britain Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 52
Boxscore
September 16, 2016 Russia  0 – 13 F/7  Croatia Hoofddorp 2, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 25
Boxscore
Source: www.baseballstats.eu [5]

Final

September 18, 2016 Netherlands  3 – 2 F/10  Spain Hoofddorp 1, Hoofddorp
Attendance: 3,350
Boxscore
Source: www.baseballstats.eu [5]

Final standings

relegated to Division B