Month: May 2018

Team Awesome stays awesome; X-Presidents strike again

The X-President’s faced their colleagues from the north and showed another great performance at Finkstonball XXI. The guests from Canada again didn’t get going through the first few innings, while the presidents started hitting right from the beginning. In the end, one more run was given to the North Baseball, but to few for a a comeback. Final score was 8:1.

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On the softball field, another strong performance by Team Awesome against the Softball Bundesliga team, the St. Pölten Pee Wees. The girls from lower Austria had to face playing legend, Conny Chowjka but saw no light at the end of the tunnel. Meanwhile, the old-star selection showed all their experience  at the plate, outscore their opponents 10:0.

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DomRep celebrate first win against Frogs, M-Stars stay unbeaten

The Dominican All Stars played their second game this afternoon against the Sissach Frogs. The Frogs, all the way from Switzerland, make their twentiest trip to Attnang’s Finkstonball. The Dominicans were clearly warmed up more than their opponents and added run after run to the scoreboard. It took the Frogs until the fifth inning to score their first run of the tournament. And alltough another one followed in the sixth, the Swiss offense could not fight back and lost 5:3.

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Meanwhile on the softball diamond, the Swiss U22 national softball team entered the tournament, facing the Vienna M-Stars. The experienced Viennese Team, also playing in the Austrian Softball League, brought strong pitching to Attnang-Puchheim and meanwhile outscored the young swiss team. The final score was 10:0 after five innings.

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Presidential win from behind, TeamAwesome beeing awesome

Vindija Varaždin played a great game against the X-presidents in their premier at the Finkstonball Tournament, but came up short, giving the game out of hand in the last inning. A head to head matchup was a great ball game for all fans. Both teams score a run in the second inning each, followed by another by the Croatians in the 4th. Also in the 5th both team had success and added one run each. Finally, in the seventh inning the X-Presidents could score two more runs, while Vindija had no answer on that left. Final score 4:3.

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On the softball field, Team Awesome, a selection of great Austrian ballplayers of the past faced the Austrian Future, one of two Austrian U22 national teams in the tournament. Team awesome showed power from the first inning on, adding two runs to the scoreboard and six more in the third inning. The young Austrians needed some time to adapt to Christine Farnleitner. I took a lot of courage for the young team to score the first run in the 5th and add 6 more in the 7th, but not enough to celbrate a comeback-win. Final score 7:9.

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Saturday starts with two nail-biter

Austria Future vs. St. Pölten PeeWees

Today the softball tournament started off with a great game between the St. Pölten Pee Wees and one of the two Austrian U22 Softball National Teams, Team Future. For the first three innings the two pitchers had the offenses under controll. The girls from St. Pölten struck first, but Austria managed to fight back. In the last inning, again St. Pölten had an offensive outburst, scoring two more runs to take the 5:4-win.

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Austrian BB NT vs. Dominican All Stars

At the baseball field, the Austrian national team had it’s second stint, facing the Dominican AllStars. Also in this game, the fans saw great baseball, hard hit balls and outstanding plays on the devensive end. In the second, the Dominicans struck first against a stelar Christoph Vanas on the mound. Austria could strike back and took the 3:1-lead. In the 4th the AllStars fought back and tied the game in the 5th. Austria had already failed to score with a bases loaded in the 4th, but in the 5th, a Ferdi Obed double saved the day for red and white and scored the deciding runs for the 6:3-win.

The best pictures of this game, as always, delivered by Joe Yun, are available on Finkstonball Facebook.

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FB XXI kicked-off with a GrandSlam A’s Win

The home team Athletics topped the Austrian National Team with a grand slam homerun, power by James Brown. Final score: 4:1

Both teams started of shy in the offense, played solid defense and the pitchers put on a great show. It took the A’s until the fourth inning to success against the Austrian Pitcher Mo Scheicher. Team Austria had the chance for revenge in the very next inning, but at highlight-wheel double play ended the inning with the bases loaded.

Tyler Thompson handed over the ball to Mack Boon, who gave up a final run to the Austrian  batters, but other than that, no more harm was done to Attnang’s home town boys.


The best pictures of the first game of the tournament are available on the Finkstonball Facebook Page!

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Pfingstspektakel – Music Festival

There is not only great baseball at the Athletics Ballpark during the Finkstonball weekend, but also great music from all arround the world. Besides great acts, there will be featured after-parties on each day, recapping the wildest musical times of the last century.

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Friday night will be kicked-off with the great Chris Magerl. In case you don’t know him yet, you better stop by! Next up in line is the Austrian chart breaker, Onk Lou, bringing his very best song of his new album Bogus. For those of you, born in the last 40 years, you might relate the great music of the 70ies to your parents, but there is no need to hide!

Saturday will show a rougher face, with Harry Gump making the start, followed by the bluegrass group Murder Murder.  At the and of the night, we all look forward to our beloved  permanentsWham Bam Bodyslam! At the 80’s party zone, the sounds of Survivor, Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC will take over.

Also on Sunday we have more to offer on our music stage! Nevertheless will open the Sunday night, followed by our great friend Joe Whitney, who many baseball friends will know from the diamond aswell. To close out, Sunday will feature a 90’s after, with Back Street Boys, Blink 182, Nirvana and Britney.