The Prague Eagles complex in Prague, Czech Republic will be hosting the
2015 PONY European Championships. Pony League baseball (14U), Colt League baseball (16U) and Colt League softball (16U) champions will be crowned after an action packed weekend of baseball and girls fast pitch softball starting April 14.
There are sixteen teams in the Pony League and sixteen teams in each of the Colt League championships from fourteen countries throughout Europe; Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Austria, Spain, Ukraine, Belgium, Russia, Serbia and Israel.
“We are very excited to have representation from thirteen different countries in Europe,” stated PONY President, Abraham Key. “The quality of the SUMA PONY Championships is getting better every year.”
“Every year we look forward to welcoming the most talented European baseball and softball players here in Prague,” says Jan Bagin, PONY European Director and Tournament Director. ”More and more teams reach top quality to qualify and compete very well at PONY World Series in USA. We are pleased to see such promising future ahead for European baseball and softball.”
Baseball teams will start pool play on Thursday, April 16. The championships will be played on Sunday, April 19. The winners will qualify for the Pony League World Series in Washington, Pennsylvania starting August 7 and the Colt League World Series in Lafayette, Indiana starting August 7. Softball teams will start pool play on Friday, April 17 and the championship game is scheduled on Sunday, April 19.
Official Opening ceremonies are scheduled on April 16, at 14:15 PM for Pony U14 and then at 18:15 for COLT U16.