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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Germany releases preliminary roster for European Championship

The German Baseball and Softball Federation (DBV) announced a 26-man preliminary roster for the upcoming European Championship in Regensburg and the Czech Republic. 17 players already look back at games in European Championship tournaments in the past.

The biggest missing players on the roster are Donald Lutz, Max Kepler (both 40-man rosters for Cincinnati Reds respective Minnesota Twins) and Kai Gronauer (personal reasons). Professional players on the team are Markus Solbach, Maik Ehmcke and Daniel Thieben from the United States as well as Enorbel Marquez-Ramirez from Italy.

New champion Solingen Alligators will be represented with six players, the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg with five, Heidenheim Heidekoepfe with four and the Bonn Capitals and Mainz Athletics with three apiece.

The coaching staff of Greg Frady also sees some changes. While Troy Williams and Ulli Wermuth are back on the staff as assistant head coach and bench coach, Don Freeman (pitching coach) and Shawn Roof (hitting coach) will make their debut. Klaus Eckle serves as general manager.


Enorbel Marquez-Ramirez LHP Telemarket Rimini
Luke Sommer LHP/OF Heidenheim Heideköpfe
Wolfgang Reitter LHP Buchbinder Legionäre
André Hughes LHP Solingen Alligators
Jan-Niclas Stöcklin RHP Mainz Athletics
Harry Glynne RHP Solingen Alligators
Max Schmitz RHP/OF Bonn Capitals
Maurice Wilhelm RHP/1B Bonn Capitals
Nils Hartkopf RHP/INF Bonn Capitals
Daniel Thieben RHP Seattle Mariners
Markus Solbach RHP Arizona Diamondbacks
Christoph Ziegler SS/3B Haar Disciples
Kevin Kotowski OF Mainz Athletics
Philip Schulz 2B/SS/C Heidenheim Heideköpfe
Philipp Howard OF/2B Buchbinder Legionäre
Simon Gühring C/OF Heidenheim Heideköpfe
Chris Howard C Buchbinder Legionäre
Dustin Hughes 1B Solingen Alligators
Ludwig Glaser 3B/1B Buchbinder Legionäre
Moritz Buttgereit OF Solingen Alligators
Maik Ehmcke OF/1B Arizona Diamondbacks
Max Boldt IF Mainz Athletics
Lukas Jahn SS/2B Buchbinder Legionäre
Shawn Larry OF Heidenheim Heideköpfe
Julian Steinberg C Solingen Alligators
Dominik Wulf 3B/2B Solingen Alligators

Coaching Staff:
Greg Frady Head Coach
Troy Williams Assistant Head Coach
Don Freeman Pitching Coach
Shawn Roof Hitting Coach
Ulli Wermuth Bench Coach
Christian Teusch Team-Doctor
Martin Russ Team-Physio
Klaus Eckle Team-Administrator/GM

Photo by Walter Keller

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