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Introducing - national team of Czechia

Evženie Votinská, 20.06. 2022 Aktuality

For the Czech national team, participation in the 41st edition of the PBW is an important part of the preparation for the World Baseball Classic Qualification Tournament in September. A new implementation team took over the team after the 2021 European Championship in Italy, where the Czechs finished 5th. It is now headed by Pavel Chadim, a Czech coach who was successful as a youth national team coach after nine years.

The team is also undergoing a generational change and so the nomination for the tournament is full of promising youngsters. However, there are also experienced players who have started at big events. In preparation for the PBT, the national team played a baseball exhibition All Star Game with a selection of major league stars, which they won 11-10.

 

The Czech Republic is ranked 16th in the world rankings, the second team in Europe. Their best finish at the European Championship was 4th place at the 2014 home European Championship. They have always taken 5th place from their last tournaments, with a towering achievement being qualification for the 2019 Olympic Qualifiers. They regularly take part in the WBC Main Event Qualifiers at the World Forum.

The national team has been waiting to win the PBT for seven years. It has not turned participation in the 2020 or 2021 finals into winning the trophy. In the group stage, it will face Greece, Old World Baseball and defending champion Spain in succession.

ROSTER ČESKO        
Surname First name L / R Field position
Bat Throw
Minařík Marek R R P
Novák Jan R L LHP
Satoria Ondřej R R P
Rabinowitz Jake R R P
Duffek Tomáš R L LHP
Čapka Filip R R P
Mergans David R R P
Barto Jeff R L LHP
Tomek Jan R R P
Ercoli Lukáš R L LHP
Hlouch Lukáš L R P
Hussey John R R P
Pacal Lukáš R R P
Červenka Martin R R C
Mužík Martin R R C
Pejchal Kamil L R C
Kubica Jakub L R IF
Smola Filip L R IF
Hajtmar Jakub R R IF
Pernička Martin R R IF/OF
Prokop Milan R R IF
Novotný Radim R R IF
Dubový Arnošt R R OF
Menšík Matěj R R OF
Grepl Jakub R R OF/IF
Krejčiřík Marek L R IF/OF
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