Our Baseball Adventures In France
The medieval cathedral overlooks Beziers, our tournament host in the south of France.
The views of the medieval village from the cathedral are spectacular.
With the cathedral as a back drop, we warm up for our opening game against Germany.
Later the Germans surround a hit that drops in for our first run. Wow, just like in America!
The medieval town of Carcassone was an interesting sightseeing excursion for our team after our 7-4 victory over Moldavia.
The cathedral in Carcassone was magnificent to behold. Our praying to get in the medal round of the tournament worked.
The Moldavia team took an early lead, but we rallied back to win.
Our group photo shows that everyone was enjoying the baseball as well as the sightseeing.
The Canal du Midi connects the Mediterranean with the Atlantic Ocean and passes through Beziers.
We took a canal boat ride through nine locks and over a 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct while enjoying lunch.
A Roman aqueduct leads into Montpellier where we took in more sights.
Shopping in Montpellier's large shopping district complete with an open market was an interesting adventure.
Here we pose with the other team from Germany who went on to win the tournament.
The teams lineup for the closing tournament ceremony capping off a great week
After finishing 3rd behind Germany and Slokovia (but ahead of Holland, France, Britain, and Moldavia) we hit the beach before our farewell banquet.