The first day of the 2019 European Baseball Championships is almost in the books.
The ‘almost’ is there because Great Britain’s game against the Netherlands was suspended after eight innings due to bad late stopping play. The Netherlands lead 10-2, so it will be an almighty ninth-inning effort by Liam Carroll’s Lions to avoid a defeat, but technically we can say the game is still alive!
There’s no official word yet as to when the final inning will be played, although today (Sunday) and Wednesday are the only two days in the First Round on which the two teams are playing in the same place, so we should know fairly soon.
I rounded up all the action from Day One, and then looked ahead to Day Two, on a Sunday morning Periscope live stream. I’ve uploaded it to our new British Baseball Beat YouTube channel which is very much a work in progress, but will be developed over the course of the off-season.
Great Britain’s game on Sunday is scheduled to start at 18.00 BST. We take on the hosts Germany in Bonn, with live coverage available at baseballsoftball.tv.