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2024 Baseball European Champions Cup Preview & Schedule

 Matt Tallarini  |    May 14th, 2024 6:59pm EDT

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The World Baseball Softball Confederation Europe sector will host the 2024 Baseball European Champions Cup, which will feature four professional teams from Germany and Czechia.

 

The VOITH Heidenheim Heidekoepfe and the Guggenberger Legionäre Regensburg from the Baseball-Bundesliga Division I, which is operated by the Deutscher Baseball Softball Verband, and the Eagles Praha and the Draci Brno from the Extraliga, operated by the Czech Baseball Association, will be the participating teams in the 2024 Baseball European Champions Cup.

 

The 2024 BECC will begin on May 15, when VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe will face Eagles Praha at the Hellensteinenergie Ballpark Heidenheim in Heidenheim, Germany. Draci Brno will play Guggenberger Legionaere Regensburg at the YD Baseball Arena in Brno, Czech Republic. Both games will start at 7 p.m. Central European Time.

 

All regular season games will be played on Wednesdays, with games on May 15, June 5, June 12, July 17, August 14, and August 21.

 

During the 2024 BECC scheduled dates, the games will be played at Armin-Wolf-Arena in Regensburg, Germany, and at the Baseballový areál Eagles Praha in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

The top two teams will play the championship game on Saturday, September 28, at a venue to be determined. The 2024 Baseball European Champions Cup title game will start at 9 a.m. EST on September 28.

 

All of the 2024 Baseball European Champions Cup games will be streamed on Youtube, and you also can access their box scores and live stream link on the https://www.wbsceurope.org/en/events/2024-baseball-european-champions-cup-2024/schedule-and-results.

 

2024 Baseball European Champions Cup Schedule

All Games Start Times Are Central European Time

All Games From May 15 Until August 21 Will Start At 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

 

May 15

7 p.m. – Eagles Praha at VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe – Heidenheim, Germany

7 p.m. – Guggenberger Legionaere at Draci Brno – Brno, Czech Republic

 

June 5

7 p.m. – Eagles Praha at Guggenberger Legionaere – Regensburg, Germany

7 p.m. – VOITH Heidenheim Heidekoepfe at Draci Brno – Brno, Czech Republic

 

June 12

7 p.m. – Eagles Praha at Guggenberger Legionaere – Prague, Czech Republic

7 p.m. – Draci Brno at VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe – Heidenheim, Germany

 

July 17

7 p.m. – VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe at Eagles Praha – Prague, Czech Republic

7 p.m. – Draci Brno at Guggenberger Legionaere – Heidenheim, Germany

 

August 14

7 p.m. – Eagles Praha at Draci Brno – Brno, Czech Republic

7 p.m. – Guggenberger Legionaere at VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe – Heidenheim, Germany

 

August 21

7 p.m. – Draci Brno at Eagles Praha – Prague, Czech Republic

7 p.m. – VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe at Guggenberger Legionaere- Heidenheim, Germany

 

September 28

3 p.m. – Championship Game – Teams and Venue To Be Determined

 

The Baseball-Bundesliga Division I and Extraliga play on the weekends that angle from total appearances and game starts.

 

2024 Baseball European Champions Cup Teams Preview

TA – Total Appearances

TWP – Two-Way Player

PS – Pitching Stats 

HS – Hitting Stats

PA – Plate Appearances  

 

Eagles Praha – Head Coach, Vladimír Chlup

 

Players To Watch: 

  • LF – Willie De La Barcene – .289 AVG, 10 TA, 8 GS, 38 AB, 11 H, 2 2B, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K, 1.015 OPS
  • RHP – Emmanuel Herrera – 1-2, 5.49 ERA, 5 TA, 3 GS, 19.2 IP, 17 H, 12 ER, 2 HR, 19 BB, 16 K
  • LHP – Natsuki Tamba – 1-0, 4.50 ERA, 3 GS, 18 IP, 18 H, 9 ER, 1 HR, 9 BB, 14 K
  • TWP – LHP – Koya Uemura – PS – 1-0, 0.90 ERA, 4 TA, 10 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 13 K
    • RF – HS – .500 AVG, 10 TA, 9 GS, 30 AB, 15 H, 6 2B, 4 RBI, 12 BB, 5 K, 1.343 OPS
  • CF – Michael Anton – .340 AVG, 13 GS, 53 AB, 18 H, 1 2B, 2 3B, 5 RBI, 5 BB, 9 K, 8 SB, .853 OPS
  • RHP – Tomas Duffek – 3-1, 1.80 ERA, 5 GS, 1 CG, 30 IP, 24 H, 6 ER, 1 HR, 6 BB, 22 K

 

Draci Brno – Head Coach, Budsky Pavel

 

Players To Watch: 

  • CF – Arnost Dubovy – .326 AVG, 12 GS, 46 AB, 15 H, 3 2B, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 5 BB, 7 K, 4 SB, 1.052 OPS
  • LHP – Jhenderson Hurtado – 1-0, 1.38 ERA, 3 TA, 2 GS, 13 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 16 K
  • RHP – Jose Medina – 2-1, 2.52 ERA, 4 GS, 25 IP, 11 H, 7 ER, 11 BB, 24 K
  • SS – Jakub Haijtmar – .263, 10 GS, 38 AB, 10 H, 1 2B, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 SB, .589 OPS
  • 2B – Martin Cervinka – .298 AVG, 12 GS, 47 AB, 14 H, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 8 K, 4 SB, .791 OPS
  • LHP – Tomas Hrbek – 1-0, 0.90 ERA, 5 TA, 10 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 12 K

 

Guggenberger Legionaere Regensburg – Manager, Martin Helmig

 

Players To Watch: 

  • RHP – Joe Cedano de Leon – 5-1, 3.66 ERA, 6 GS, 23 H, 13 ER, 4 HR, 8 BB, 40 K
  • C – Elias von Garben – .405 AVG, 12 TA, 51 PA, 37 AB, 15 H, 3 2B, 7 RBI, 9 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, .997 OPS.
  • RHP – Scott Harkin – 2-0, 2.03 ERA, 5 GS, 26.2 IP, 22 H, 6 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 26 K
  • SS – Alexander Schmidt – .341 AVG, 14 TA, 55 PA, 41 AB, 14 H, 2 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 10 BB, 4 K, 1 SB, .926 OPS
  • 3B – Marlon Chayanne Jimenez Ramos – .255 AVG, 14 TA, 64 PA, 55 AB, 14 H, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 18 RBI, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 SB, .749 OPS
  • 2B – Edoardo Cornelli – .263 AVG, 13 TA, 47 PA, 38 AB, 10 H, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 7 BB, 3 K, 5 SB, .659 OPS

 

VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe- Manager, Klaus Eckle

 

Players To Watch: 

  • CF – Gary Owens – .292 AVG, 12 TA, 56 PA, 48 AB, 14 H, 1 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 8 BB, 11 K, 4 SB, .893 OPS
  • RHP – Jared Mortensen – 3-2, 4.60 ERA, 6 TA, 4 GS, 29.1 IP, 36 H, 15 ER, 2 HR, 6 BB, 27 K
  • RHP – Christoph Ehrich – 1-1, 3.94 ERA, 6 TA, 1 GS, 16 IP, 1 SV, 14 H, 7 ER, 1 HR, 9 BB, 13 K
  • C/3B – William Germaine – .279 AVG, 12 TA, 53 PA, 43 AB, 12 H, 1 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 8 BB, 5 K, .959 OPS
  • SS/C – Philip Schulz – .286 AVG, 11 TA, 36 PA, 28 AB, 8 H, 1 2B, 7 RBI, 13 BB, 5 K, 10 SB, .877 OPS
  • RHP – Sven Schüller – 2-1, 4.43 ERA, 5 TA, 4 GS, 20.1 IP, 22 H, 10 ER, 2 HR, 10 BB, 9 K