2014 C-Level European Championship
The 2014 C-Level European Championship featured the two last-place teams from the 2013 B-Level European Championship (Slovenia and Ireland) trying to defend their spots in that tournament. The event took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia in late July and early August.
Israel swept to the title, going 5-0, under new manager Richard Kania. Simon Rosenbaum (an American, son of an Israeli), a NCAA Division III All-American, was MVP, hitting .529/.636/1.294 with 10 RBI and an event-leading four dingers. The pitching ace also was an American college player, Dean Kremer (20 K, 1 BB, 6 H, 2 UER in 13 IP). Alon Leichman (1 H, 9 K) was the ace of the title game, while DH Eitan Maoz homered twice.
Slovenia finished 3-2 as the hosts.
Romania went 3-2 to finish third.
Finland was 1-2 in pool play but then won their two games in the bottom-tier play to finish 5th.
Hungary went 1-4 to finish 7th.
Norway lost all five games, by a combined score of 61-16.