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EC San Marino: Unipol Bologna and L&D Amsterdam Head into Final Day Atop Standings

EC San Marino: Unipol Bologna and L&D Amsterdam Head into Final Day Atop Standings

June 1 Day 3 – European Cup San Marino

Hoboken Pioneers 7, L&D Amsterdam 16
Unipol Bologna 19, Paderborn Untouchables 5 (7)
Draci Brno 0, T&A San Marino 9

June 2 Day 4

Draci Brno 7, Unipol Bologna 6

Czech power Draci Brno rebounded from a disappointing shutout the day before to upset Unipol Bologna on Saturday afternoon. Brno made a great comeback after trailing 4-0. They scored 5 runs in the 6th inning to take a 1 run lead only to see that evaporate the next half inning. An inning later they were trailing again 6-5, but with a single run in the 8th and the 9th they were able to pull ahead to stay.

Alexander Derhak (2-for-5) and Jan Felkl (1-for-3) both drove in a pair of runs. Jan Tomek started for Draci Brno but only lasted 3 innings allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Radim Chroust picked up the win with 2 innings of scoreless relief.

Cody Cillo started for Bologna going 5.1 innings allowing 5 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. Felix Romero took the loss pitching the last 2 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits.  Claudi Liverziani was the offensive leader for Bologna going 4-for-4 driving in 2 runs.

Hoboken Pioneers 1, Paderborn Untouchables 3

The Belgian entry Hoboken played its best game so far but remained winless after falling to Paderborn on Saturday. The game was a pitchers duel for 7 innings staying knotted at 1 apiece until Paderborn broke out for 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Kenn Van Den Branden pitched well for Hoboken going 8 innings allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6 but took the loss. Alberto Valerio was the offensive star for Hoboken going 3-for-4.

Paderborn starter Brian Fields pitched a strong 7.1 innings allowing only 1 unearned run while striking out  but he didn’t factor into the decision. Eugen Heilmann finished the last 1.2 innings to earn the win. Kyle Botha led the way offensively going 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and a RBI on a solo home run in the 8th inning.

T&A San Marino 4, L&D Amsterdam 5

L&D Amsterdam kept their title hopes alive with a win over host T&A San Marino in the night cap on Saturday.

Amsterdam got a solid pitching performance from starter Ben Grover who went 6 innings allowing only 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. Nick Stuifbergen picked up the win in relief. Lead off hitter Wesley Conner set the table well going 3-for-5 scoring 2 runs and knocking in another with a solo home run. Percy Isenia (2-for-4) also homered for Amsterdam, while catcher Bas Nooij knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th with his first home run of the tournament.

Jairo Ramos hit his second home run for T&A San Marino going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and RBI. Simone Albanese helped out going 2-for-3 with a run scored. Darwin Cubilan took the loss pitching 3.2 innings in relief allowing 2 runs on 4 hits.

Standings:
Unipol Bologna (ITA) 3-1
L&D Amsterdam (NED) 3-1
T&A San Marino (SMR) 2-2
Paderborn Untouchables (GER) 2-2
Draci Brno (CZE)  2-2
Hoboken Pioneers (BEL) 0-4

Schedule:

Sunday June 3
Unipol Bologna (ITA) vs Hoboken Pioneers (BEL)
L&D Amsterdam (NED) vs Draci Brno (CZE)
Paderborn Untouchables (GER) vs T&A San Marino (SMR)

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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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