Our newly created Travel Team constisted of already registered players to Euro Baseball Tour participated at let say the most competitive U14 tournament in Europe SUMA OPEN PONY LEAGUE, which is also Europe & Africa regional qualification to PONY World Series.
Manager and head coach Pavel Jozek together with coach Radovan Bušovský had following players on roster: Matěj Bušovský (Tempo Titans Praha), Jan Fejt (SaBaT Praha), Jeroným Hanuška (Kotlářka Praha), Adam Veselý (Třebíč Nuclears), Jakub Čevela (Třebíč Nuclears), Adam Cyprián (SaBaT Praha), Jan Urbánek (Třebíč Nuclears), Jakub Špilauer (Sokol Hluboká), Tomáš Nahodil (Třebíč Nuclears), David Křeček (Kotlářka Praha), Martin Pánek (Technika Brno), Miroslav Lacika (Klasik Frýdek-Místek), Kateřina Marie Kuchaříková (Třebíč Nuclears), Benjamin Morgan (Kotlářka Praha), Jan Cacák (Kotlářka Praha).
This team was assigned to Group B together with German Baseball Academy, Lithuanian National Team and London Archers from UK. The first game against team from London was about introduction of players and against really strong team our squat lost 3:16. The second game against Lithuania was relativery easy and our team played great game finished with score 11:0 for our team. The last game against German team was really close to end of this game. Unfortunatelly we were not successfull to finish the last attack, left three players on bases and lost this game 5:7.
Third place in group B moved us to lower part quarterfinal against Belgium Academy. This game was also really closed, but we controlled end of this game better and won this game 4:2, which moved us to Sunday’s game for 9th place. Our opponent was The Netherlands B team. Another close and really great game finished with our win 3:2 thanks to dutch catcher passed ball and then not processed ball. This game was the best finish which we got from just before tournament built team.
Final 9th place is really great, especially when our two opponents in group B finished among best of three teams in tournament ! German Academy won the third place game against Hrosi Brno 8:6 and London Archers won entire tournament with final win against The Netherlands A team 7:6 !
We are happy that all team players played enough game, spent a great four days with new friends and we hope that everybody are looking forward to meet each other again in August during Euro Baseball Tour !