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EC Barcelona: Day Three Recap

EC Barcelona: Day Three Recap

Day 3 is done in Barcelona with the club from Italy, Telemarket Rimini, taking the lead heading into the final two days with an undefeated record. Rimini downed the French power Rouen Huskies in their match up on Thursday.

In other action, Draci Brno beat host CB Barcelona to stay right behind Rimini in the standings. And the Dutch club Corendon Kinheim finally got in the win column with a win over the German club Paderborn Untouchables.

Paderborn Untouchables 6, Corendon Kinheim 9

The Dutch club from Haarlem made a comeback after being down early on in the game but took the lead with a four-run fifth inning and held on for its first win in Barcelona.

Leon Boyd picked up the win needing 96 pitches to go six innings. He gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits while striking out seven. Arshwin Asjes got the save but gave up a pair of runs pitching two innings.

Taylor Swift took the loss struggling with his control. He walked eight batters in 4.1 innings giving up six runs on just five hits.

Bryan Engelhardt led the Dutch offense going 3-for-4 in the game. He scored four times, doubled, and hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Ramiro Balentina scored another three runs going 2-for-4.

Robert Herrmann had a nice day at the plate in the loss for Paderborn. Herrmann went 3-for-5 and scored a pair of runs.

Telemarket Rimini 6, Rouen Huskies 3

Telemarket Rimini stayed unbeaten through the first three days of the tournament with a 6-3 win over the French club from Rouen.

Rouen jumped on Rimini early by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning and made the lead hold up until the eighth when Rimini came back to take the lead.

Yoann Vaugelade pitched well for Rouen tossing 6.2 innings allowing just one run on three hits. However, his relief couldn’t keep the Italian club from taking the lead. Keino Perez took the loss tossing just 1.1 innings while giving up five runs on five hits.

Alessandro Biondi earned the win with an inning of relief. Enorbel Marquez earned the save with two scoreless innings of relief.

Down 2-1 in the top of the eighth, shortstop Jack Santora (2-for-4) tripled clearing the bases and giving Rimini a 4-2 lead. Rimini would add two more in the top of the ninth earning the win.

Carlos Hereaud had a nice day at the plate for Rouen. He doubled twice going 2-for-3, stole a base, scored two runs, and drove in another.

Draci Brno 10, CB Barcelona 3

Draci Brno took advantage of five Barcelona errors to come back from a 2-0 deficit to pull out the win over the host club.

Michal Sobotka picked up the win tossing six innings giving up just two runs in the process. Andres Gimeno took the loss for Barcelona. He tossed just 4.1 innings giving up five runs on seven hits. Gimeno also walked five needing 97 pitches to get 13 outs.

A few Draci Brno batters had big days at the plate. Michal Ondracek went 4-for-5 driving in a run and scoring three others. Alexander Derhak added another three hits (3-for-6), doubling, and scoring two runs. Shortstop Martin Schneider walked twice, singled, scored twice, and stole two bases.

EC Barcelona Schedule:

Friday June 7th
10:30 Draci Brno vs Telemarket Rimini
15:00 Paderborn Untouchables vs Rouen Huskies
19:30 CB Barcelona vs Corendon Kinheim

Saturday June 8th
10:30 Telemarket Rimini  vs Paderborn Untouchables
15:00 Corendon Kinheim vs Draci Brno
19:30 Rouen Huskies vs CB Barcelona

Sunday June 9th
12:00 Championship Game

EC Barcelona Standings:

1. Telemarket Rimini 3-0
2. Draci Brno 2-1
3. Rouen Huskies 1-2
4. CB Barcelona 1-2
5. Paderborn Untouchables 1-2
6. Corendon Kinheim 1-2

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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