Neptunus, the Dutch juggernaut of recent seasons, built up a big lead early and kept it after Bologna captured the European baseball traveling title at the continental tournament.
Didn't take long for the European traveling baseball championship to settle into a duel between the best club in Italy and the best club in Holland.
Through one year, it's Neptunus with 25 games of championship on top, followed by Bologna with 15. However, as the Neptunus title was provisional, Bologna actually has the most championships earned, with two.
As the winners of the 2018 European Champions Cup, Neptunus began 2019 provisionally defending the Dutch and European lineal championships. The Rotterdamers first lost the European prize at the 2019 European Champions Cup, in Bologna, to the Bolognese squad, in a 10-3 drubbing on June 7. Before then, Neptunus notched European Cup victories against Parma, Bonn and Rouen.
After taking the title from Neptunus, Bologna won its final European Cup game, an 8-0 win against the Amsterdam Pirates, taking the continental championship into Italy. Two other Italian clubs, San Marino and Nettuno, enjoyed short titles before it went back to Bologna with a two-game sweep of Nettuno July 5-6.
Bologna then held the title through the Serie A championship, a three-game sweep of San Marino.