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Monday, March 02, 2015

Spanish Academy wins „Early Bird“ Tournament in Valencia

The Spanish Baseball Academy won the “Early Bird” U18 preseason baseball tournament in Valencia, Spain. They defeated the Academy Team from Toulouse, France 7-3 in the championship game. It is the second year in a row that Spain wins the title at the Los Angeles Dodgers sponsored event.

CEB President Jan Esselman was present for the medal ceremony on Sunday, awarding the best teams and players of the tournament. The team from the Czech Republic finished in third place ahead of Italy, Germany and Sweden.

The tournament is sanctioned by and has the full support from the Confederation of European Baseball. The CEB Umpire Commission brought in two CEB AAA umpires for this event. CEB tournament rules applied.

Complete Results:
Tuesday, February 24:
Spain vs Sweden 11-0
France vs Czech Republic 5-2
Italy vs Germany 12-3

Wednesday, February 25, 2015:
Sweden - Germany 3-16
Spain - France 4-1
Czech Republic - Italy 10-8

Thursday, February 26, 2015:
Sweden – Czech Republic 3-15
France – Italy 8-5
Germany – Spain 7-8

Friday, February 27, 2015:
France – Sweden 15-3
Germany – Czech Republic 9-4
Spain – Italy 9-2

Saturday, February 28, 2015:
Germany – France 7-8
Spain – Czech Republic 2-4
Italy – Sweden 10-0

Sunday, March 1, 2015:
Spain – France 7-3

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