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EC Rotterdam: Rouen Huskies Upset DOOR Neptunus

EC Rotterdam: Rouen Huskies Upset DOOR Neptunus

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.

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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