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EC San Marino: Unipol Bologna and L&D Amsterdam Advance to Final Four

EC San Marino: Unipol Bologna and L&D Amsterdam Advance to Final Four

June 3 Day 5 – European Cup San Marino

Unipol Bologna 14, Hoboken Pioneers 3 (7)

Unipol Bologna clinched its spot in the European Cup Final Four with a win over the Belgian team Hoboken Pioneers on Sunday. Claudio Liverziani did a lot of the damage going 2-for-3 with 4 runs scored and 3 RBI as he belted a pair of home runs. Takahiko Sato had a big day as well hitting a home run, driving in 4 runs, scoring twice, and collecting 2 hits. Alessandro Vaglio (3-for-4) also went deep and drove in 3 runs. Jesus Matos picked up the win for Bologna pitching 5 innings allowing just 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 10.

Dennis De Quint was the offensive star for Hoboken collecting 2 hits, 3 RBI, and a home run. Terrence Antonacci took the loss for Hoboken lasting only 4.2 innings giving up 7 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks.

L&D Amsterdam 16, Draci Brno 4

L&D Amsterdam jumped out on top early and never looked back securing their spot in the European Cup Final Four later this year. After an inning and a half, Amsterdam was already leading 6-0.

Wesley Connor (3-for-5, 3 runs), Percy Isenia (4-for-6, 3 runs, 5 RBI), and Rashid Gerard (1-for-6, 2 RBI) all hit home runs for Amsterdam. Bas De Jong led the team with 5 hits (5-for-6) driving in and scoring a pair as well.

Pavel Budsky (2-for-5) drove in 2 runs and scored twice including hitting a solo home run for Draci Brno.

Rob Cordemans picked up the win for Amsterdam pitching 5 innings allowing just 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. Draci starter Jakub Izold took the loss lasting only 2 innings allowing 6 runs on 8 hits.

Paderborn Untouchables 3, T&A San Marino 7

The defending European Champions Cup winner will not be headed back to the Final Four as T&A San Marino finishes 3rd. Laidel Chapelli led San Marino offensively going 3-for-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Jairo Ramos (1-for-4) hit his 3rd home run of the tournament while Mattia Reginato (1-for-3) hit his first. Starter Yulman Ribeiro picked up the win pitching 7 innings allowing only 3 runs on 5 hits while striking out 12.

Kyle Botha (3-for-4, 2 RBI) hit his second home run for Paderborn in the loss. Daniel Hinz chipped in with a pair of hits as well. Daniel Rahn took the loss lasting 3 innings while giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks.

Final Standings:

  1. Unipol Bologna
  2. L&D Amsterdam
  3. T&A San Marino
  4. Untouchbales Paderborn
  5. Draci Brno
  6. Hoboken Pioneers

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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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