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EC Regensburg: Unipol Bologna Squeaks by the Eagles Prague to Stay Unbeaten

EC Regensburg: Unipol Bologna Squeaks by the Eagles Prague to Stay Unbeaten

Day 3 wrapped up on Thursday with Unipol Bologna leading the pack with a perfect record through the first three games setting them up for the inside track into the European Cup Regensburg Championship Game. Anything can happen though as we still have two games of pool play left to go.

Unipol Bologna scored a late run to take one from the Eagles Prague on Thursday to stay undefeated. Both L&D Amsterdam, who crushed Bern, and the Buchbinder Legionaere, who needed 10 innings to down T&A San Marino, both got big wins on Thursday to stay in the race for the championship game.

Unipol Bologna 2, Eagles Prague 1

Hard luck loser David Barta pitched well for Prague. He gave up only two runs (one unearned) on seven hits. His defense let him down in the third inning committing three errors and allowing in an unearned run that would wind up being the difference. Barta didn’t help himself by walking seven in the loss though.

Carlos Richetti pitched well for Bologna but didn’t factor into the decision. He went seven innings allowing just one run on three hits while striking out nine. Fabio Milano picked up the win with 1.1 innings of relief without allowing a hit. Nicholas Pugliese picked up his second save of the tournament by getting the final two outs.

The game was tied 1-1 heading into the ninth inning. In the top half of the inning, Bologna staged a two out rally that would give them the win escaping the upset. Claudio Liverziani (1-for-3) doubled with two outs on a full count. He was driven home by Chris Aguila (2-for-5) and that would be all Bologna would need.

Bern Cardinals 1, L&D Amsterdam Pirates 16 (6)

Game 2 was much different than the first of the day. Amsterdam came out swinging scoring an eight spot in the third inning and never looked back. They would score two more in the fourth and end the game early with another six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Wesley Connor hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning after taking over defensively in the top of the inning.. He would finish the game 2-for-2 with three RBI. Bas De Jong added a double, two hits, and three runs scored.

Every starter but one, who was taken out early, had a hit in the game as the Pirates churned out 14 hits to go with the 16 runs.

Jos De Jong tossed five innings giving up just one run on two hits to pick up the win for Amsterdam. Tobias Imboden took the loss for Bern going four innings giving up 10 runs but only three were earned. Four errors by the Cardinals led to seven unearned runs.

T&A San Marino 6, Buchbinder Legionaere 7 (10)

The Legionaere needed a pair of runs in the bottom of the tenth inning to pull out the win over San Marino on Thursday. Both teams entered the game at 1-1 and needed the win. The host team needed to come back twice including being down 4-0 after half an inning.

Justin Kuehn needed 171 pitches to get through 9.1 innings but didn’t get the win. Jonathan Eisenhuth picked up the win pitching just 0.2 innings in relief.

Both teams had errors that led to runs for the other squad. San Marino gave up five unearned runs committing three errors in the game including two in the bottom of the tenth inning.

Ludwig Glaser had a nice day at the plate for the Legionaere going 3-for-4 scoring a pair of runs. Christopher Howard doubled, scored a pair of runs, drove in two more, and went 2-for-4 in the game.

EC Regensburg Schedule:

Friday June 7th
11:00 Unipol Bologna vs Bern Cardinals
15:00 T&A San Marino vs L&D Amsterdam
19:00 Eagles Prague vs Buchbinder Legionaere

Saturday June 8th
11:00 Bern Cardinals vs T&A San Marino
15:00 L&D Amsterdam vs Eagles Prague
19:00 Buchbinder Legionaere vs Unipol Bologna

Sunday June 9th
13:00 Championship Game

EC Regensburg Standings:

1. Unipol Bologna 3-0
2. Buchbinder Legionaere 2-1
3. L&D Amsterdam 2-1
4. Eagles Prague 1-2
5. T&A San Marino 1-2
6. Bern Cardinals 0-3

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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