May 30 Day 1 – European Cup in Rotterdam
Technika Brno 2, Regensburg Legionaere 9
The Buchbinder Legionaere came off their win in the Buchbinder Cup to take the first game in Rotterdam against Technika Brno 9-2. Regensburg jumped out strong with a 4-run 2nd inning and put it away with 4 more runs in the 4th.
Chris Howard (2-for-4) hit a 2-run home run for Regensburg. Ludwig Glaser (1-for-4) and Maik Ehmcke (2-for-4) both drove in a pair of runs.
Jakub Toufar took the loss going 4 innings giving up 8 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits and 3 walks. Mike Bolsenbroek picked up the win pitching 6 innings allowing just 1 unearned run on 2 hits while striking out 7.
CB Barcelona 11, Danesi Nettuno 2
Spanish power Barcelona took down Danesi Nettuno in their first match up of the tournament. Barcelona scored in 5 different innings including a 5-run 9th inning. Oscar Angulo led the way offensively going 3-for-5 driving in 3 runs with a double and a triple. Abel Jimenez collected 3 hits in 3 at bats while walking twice. Barcelona pounded out 16 hits.
Massimiliano Masin took the loss pitching 4.1 innings giving up 6 hits and 2 walks while allowing 5 runs (4 earned). Jose Hernandez pitched a gem going 8 innings allowing 10 hits and 4 walks allowing only 2 runs (1 earned).
Rouen Huskies 6, DOOR Neptunus 3
French powerhouse Rouen had upset on the mind heading into their match with DOOR Neptunus, and that’s just what happened. Trailing 1-0 in the 3rd inning, Rouen exploded for 4 runs to take the lead. An inning later they added 2 more runs to take a 5 run lead. DOOR Neptunus battled back scoring a couple runs in the 8th, but Roeun held on in the end.
David Gauthier (1-for-5) drove in 3 runs with a bases clearing double in the 3rd inning to put Rouen on the board. Chris Mezger pitched a great game for Rouen throwing 144 pitches in 7.2 innings. Mezger allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits, 4 walks, while striking out 9 along the way to pick up the win.
Kevin van Veen started for Rotterdam only going 2 innings. He only allowed 1 hit but walked 3 allowing 3 runs taking the loss. Dushan Ruzic pitched the last 7 innings.