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2012 European Championships: Day 2 Recap

2012 European Championships: Day 2 Recap

NETHERLANDS – Day 2 has come and gone at the European Championships hosted by the Netherlands. Day 2 saw a few more blowouts, as Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands won big.

Spain 10, Russia 1

Spain got a great start from Ricardo Hernandez picking up the win. Hernandez went 7 innings giving up only 1 run on 3 hits. He threw only 75 pitches in 7 innings.

Spain pounded out 20 hits in the rout. Francisco Figueroa had a big day at the plate for Spain going 3-for-5 with 2 doubles. Daniel Martinez doubled twice, drove in 3 runs, and scored another. Franklin Tavarez chipped in with 3 hits and a RBI, and Nestor Perez drove in 2 runs on 3 hits as well.

Yury Bakalets was the only Russian hitter with more than 1 hit going 2-for-3. Niko Chermoshentsev took the loss lasting only 4.2 innings giving up 4 runs on 11 hits.

Belgium 2, Germany 10

Germany rode the arm of starter Andre Hughes to victory as he went 7 innings allowing just 1 run on 10 hits. Robbe De Jongh took the loss for Belgium starting and going 7.1 innings allowing 8 runs on 13 hits.

Offensively Germany was led by Maximilian Kepler who homered for the second straight day going 3-for-5 and driving in a pair of runs. Max Boldt had a nice day as well going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a RBI. Christopher Howard drove in 3 runs including a pair on a 2-run double as Germany pounded out 16 hits.

Stijn Janssens drove in both runs for Beligum with a pair of hits going 2-for-4. Benjamin Dille, Thomas de Wolf, and Lorenzo Oeyen all had 2 hits for Belgium in the loss.

Croatia 2, Greece 7

Greece found the win column in their 2nd game against Croatia. Greece jumped out to a 6-0 lead scoring 6 in the 3rd inning and held on for the victory.

Piter Tountas doubled twice driving in a run and scoring another. Iason Zachos picked up a pair of hits along with a RBI as it was a team effort for Greece as 7 different batters drove in a run.

On the hill, Panagiotis Sykaras pitched well for Greece picking up the win tossing 6 innings allowing 2 runs (0 ER) on 5 hits.

Mathew Susac took the loss starting and going 3 innings allowing 6 runs (3 ER) on 5 hits. Michel Curic drove in a run going 2-for-4 for Croatia. Filip Berecka added a pair of hits as well in the loss.

France 0, Netherlands 15 (5)

The Netherlands ran all over France on Day 2 of the tournament winning big. The Netherlands pounded out 11 hits and worked 5 walks en route to 15 runs.

Michael Duursma drove in 3 runs and scored 3 runs going 2-for-2. Hainley Statia doubled twice, drove in 2 runs, and finished the day 2-for-4, while Nick Urbanus (2-for-3/2 RBI) and Danny Rombley (2-for-2/RBI) both scored 3 runs.

On the mound, the Netherlands got a great start out of Robbie Cordemans who pitched a complete game shutout allowing only 4 hits and striking out 8.

Quentin Pourcel started and lasted only 0.2 innings giving up 6 runs (4 ER) on 2 hits and 3 walks.

Czech Republic 1, Great Britain 6

Great Britain looking to get back onto the medal stand picked up a win to improve to 1-1 so far. Great Britain used a steady attack scoring a single run in 6 different innings to pick up the win.

Gregory Hendrix picked up the win tossing a complete game 5-hitter allowing just the 1 run and striking out 8.

Five different batters drove in a run as Aaron Hornostaj led the way offensively picking up 3 hits including a triple, a RBI, and 2 runs scored. Matthew Roxburgh, Matthew McGraw, Michael Johnson, and Richard Klijn all picked up 2 hits for Great Britain in the win.

Marek Cervenka took the loss for the Czech Republic pitching 5 innings allowing 3 runs (2 ER) on 7 hits.

Sweden 1, Italy 8

Italy jumped out to a 4-1 lead with a 4-run second inning and they never looked back picking up their 2nd straight win.

Luca Panerati picked up the win pitching 6 strong innings allowing only 1 run (0 ER) on 2 hits. Nicklas Melin took the loss lasting only 3.1 innings giving up 5 runs on 4 hits.

Juan Carlos Infante blasted a 3-run home run to cap the 4-run 2nd inning for Italy. Christopher Colabello and Tyler Latorre both picked up 2 hits in the win.

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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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