From November 28 to December 20 the Asia Winter Baseball League takes place in Taichung and Dou-Liou, Taiwan. Team Europe was invited for the first time to compete against squads from NPB, KBO and CPBL. 16 games are on the schedule for the European team. Games will be streamed through www.cpbltv.com. Owen Ozanich of the Rouen Huskies is also part of the team and will send us first-hand impressions for Mister-Baseball.com.
Team Europe – NPB 3-24
Kemp LF, Noguera SS, Emcke 1B, Mineo DH, Giordani RF, Chroust 3B, Deotto C, Buelens CF, Martone 2B, Fracchiolla P
Team Europe took a step backwards on Monday, suffering a 24-3 loss at the hands of the Japanese. Europe’s starter Gianny Fracchiolla lasted just two innings, and the bullpen didn’t fare much better. Premek Chroust doubled and scored a run for Europe.