European Championships - Day Two

Regensburg, Germany

Great Britain 7 Sweden 1

Two teams who did not play yesterday. Great Britain got eight innings of two hit ball from Spencer Kreisberg, the only run he allowed an unearned run in the fifth. Jakob Klasson kept it close for Sweden giving up just three runs in seven innings. Great Britain pulled away with a four spot in the ninth. Mitch Evans was a perfect 2 for 2 with a solo shot and three walks. Zachary Wiley clubbed a 3-run homer in the ninth, finishing the game 3 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Italy 12 Sweden 3

Italy scored a dozen for the second straight game to defeat Sweden in their second loss of the day. Alex Sambucci hit his second homerun in two days, a three run blast in a six run third to put the game out of reach. The score could have been worse with Italy leaving the bases loaded in two innings and stranding 13 total runners. Swedish pitchers gave up 10 walks and 14 hits in the rout. Sambucci was credited with three of those 10 walks. Mario Chiarini and Alberto Mineo each collected two doubles and three hits. Sweden scored all their runs on dingers, a solo shot from Adam Sorgi and a two run bomb from Simon Emanuelsson.

France 9 Great Britain 5

It was their second game of the day and the tenth inning was too much for Great Britain, making three errors in a five run disaster. Frederic Hanvi hit two solo shots, but it was his second one in the eighth to tie the game at 4-4 to send it into extra innings. Jonathan Mottay picked up the win in relief, throwing five innings of one hit ball. France is now 2-0 while Great Britain drops to 1-1.

Germany 6 Belgium 2

The hosts gave the home town crowd something to cheer about with their first win. Germany rallied for five runs in the eighth to win the game. Max Boldt stroked an RBI single to tie the game while Moritz Buttgereit shot a single up the middle to score two to break the deadlock. Kenny Vandenbrande gave up only one run for Belgium, working seven innings, but his bullpen could not protect the lead. He had thrown 113 pitches. Harry Glynne got the victory for Germany, going eight innings and allowing only three hits and two runs. A two run homer by Thomas de Wolf in the seventh had given Belgium a 2-1 lead.

Ostrava, Czech Republic

Spain 18 Croatia 2

At least Croatia gave up one less run than they gave up yesterday. Spain played the power game hitting five homeruns. Oscar Angulo and Jesus Ustariz each hit their second homeruns in two days. Jesus Golindano went deep twice to drive in five runs while Leonardo Hernandez hit his first in the homer barrage. Leslie Nacar worked a six inning complete game victory.

Russia 14 Greece 1

The Russian bats woke up after being shutout yesterday. Ivan Kornev drove in four runs while Nikita Monakhov and Viacheslav Vasilyev each went deep for the Russians. Nikita Lobanov worked six innings to pick up the victory, allowing just one run on four hits.

Netherlands 7 Czech Republic 0

After tossing a shutout yesterday the tide was turned today with the Netherlands silencing the hosts bats. Diegomar Markwell pitched a shortened five inning complete game two hit shutout. Curt Smith went deep for the Netherlands, finishing a perfect 2 for 2 with three RBIs. The game was suspended in the sixth inning due to rain.

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