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EC Rotterdam: Danesi Nettuno and Rouen Huskies Lead Heading into the Final Day

EC Rotterdam: Danesi Nettuno and Rouen Huskies Lead Heading into the Final Day

June 1 Day 3 – European Cup Rotterdam

Rouen Huskies 12, CB Barcelona 3
Danesi Nettuno 16, Technika Brno 3 (7)
Buchbinder Legionaere 1, DOOR Neptunus 10

June 2 Day 4

CB Barcelona 5, Technika Brno 4

CB Barcelona rebounded from a tough loss to Rouen on Friday with a win over the Czech club Technika Brno on Saturday. Barcelona battled back all day long trailing twice in the game but overcoming it both times.

Jonathan Garcia started for Barcelona and only lasted 5.2 innings allowing 4 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks but didn’t factor into the decision. Jose Hernandez went the rest of the way picking up the win, his second. Jose Riera went 3-for-5, scored 2 runs, and drove in another to help Barcelona in the win. Oscar Roman added 3 hits of his own with a double and a RBI.

Martin Stritecky pitched well for Technika Brno going 6 innings allowing 3 runs. Wayne Ough took the loss allowing 2 runs in 3 innings. Matthew Lawman went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored for Technika. Lead off hitter Daniel Mraz set the table well going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Rouen Huskies 4, Buchbinder Legionaere 2

Rouen continued to make a strong showing beating the German club Buchbinder Legionaere on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies trailed 2-0 after 2 innings but shut down the Legionaere bats after that for a comeback win.

Keino Perez pitched well to get the win going 6.1 innings allowing only 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 4 walks. Christopher Mezger got the save finishing off the game. Rouen had four players with two hits apiece in Maxime Lefevre (2-for-5, 1 RBI), Joris Burt (2-for-4, 1 RBI), David Gauthier (2-for-3, 2 RBI), and Luc Piquet (2-for-4).

Mike Bolsenbroek pitched 6.2 innings allowing 4 runs (3 ER) to take the loss. Kai Bindemann (2-for-3) was the only Legionaere hitter with more than 1 hit. Ludwig Glaser hit a solo home run.

Danesi Nettuno 2, DOOR Neptunus 1

A day after scoring 16 runs, Danesi Nettuno used a strong pitching performance from Juan Figueroa to pick up their 3rd win. Figueroa went 8 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 12. Carlo Rechetti picked up the save with a scoreless 9th inning.

Danesi Nettuno picked up a run in the 3rd inning on a double play ground ball and another in the 5th inning on a Paolino Ambrosino single. Ambrosino finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.

Kevin Heijstek pitched 4.2 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks taking the loss. Rien Vernooij (1-for-3) drove in the only run or DOOR  in the 2nd inning with a single up the middle.

Standings:
Danesi Nettuno (ITA) 3-1
Rouen Huskies (FRA) 3-1
Buchbinder Legionaere (GER) 2-2
CB Barcelona (ESP) 2-2
DOOR Neptunus (NED) 2-2
Technika Brno (CZE) 0-4

Schedule:

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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