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EC Rotterdam: Buchbinder Legionaere takes down CB Barcelona

EC Rotterdam: Buchbinder Legionaere takes down CB Barcelona

May 31 Day 2 – European Cup in Rotterdam

Danesi Nettuno 4, Rouen Huskies 2

Danesi Nettuno bounced back after a loss on day 1 to even up their record with a 4-2 win over France’s Rouen Huskies. Nettuno jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 2 innings and held on to the win.

Valerio Simone pitched a complete game allowing just 2 runs (1 earned) on 1 hit and 3 walks. Leonardo Mazzanti (1-for-4) drove in a pair of runs with a single in the first inning. Ennio Retrosi stole two bases and scored a run.

Owen Ozanich took the loss going all 9 innings allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks. Quentin Becquay got the only hit for Rouen and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 5th inning.

Buchbinder Legionaere 2, CB Barcelona 0

The Legionaere continued its winning ways by defeating CB Barcelona 2-0. Justin Kuehn picked up the win going 7 innings allowing only 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7. Philipp Hoffschild picked up the save pitching a hitless 2 innings of relief. Louis Glaser went 3-for-4. Rodney Gessmann and Chris Howard both drove in runs.

Jorge Balboa pitched well for CB Barcelona but took the loss going all 9 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks while striking out 11.

DOOR Neptunus 13, Technika Brno 4

DOOR Neptunus drubbed the Czech club Technika Brno. They jumped out on top scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning, added another in the 3rd, 3 more in the 5th, and another 5 runs in the 6th. They took a 13 run lead after 6.5 innings. Dwayne Kemp drove in 4 runs going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Rien Vernooij (1-for-4) drove in 3 runs while Lennart Koster (3-for-5) drove in a pair.

Bobby Carrington picked up the win throwing 6 innings of scoreless ball. He gave up 5 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 7. Brno didn’t help itself by committing 7 errors including 4 from shortstop Matthew Lawman. Daniel Mraz took the loss throwing 5 innings allowing 7 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits.

Standings:
Buchbinder Legionaere (GER) 2-0
CB Barcelona (ESP) 1-1
Danesi Nettuno (ITA) 1-1
Rouen Huskies (FRA) 1-1
DOOR Neptunus (NED) 1-1
Technika Brno (CZE) 0-2

Schedule:

Friday June 1
Rouen Huskies (FRA) vs CB Barcelona (ESP)
Danesi Nettuno (ITA) vs Technika Brno (CZE)
Buchbinder Legionaere (GER) vs DOOR Neptunus (NED)

Saturday June 2
CB Barcelona (ESP) vs Technika Brno (CZE)
Rouen Huskies (FRA) vs Buchbinder Legionaere (GER)
Danesi Nettuno (ITA) vs DOOR Neptunus (NED)

Sunday June 3
Buchbinder Legionaere (GER) vs Danesi Nettuno (ITA)
Technika Brno (CZE) vs Rouen Huskies (FRA)
DOOR Neptunus (NED) vs CB Barcelona (ESP)

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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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