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EC Barcelona: Telemarket Rimini Wins Championship with Win Over Corendon Kinheim

EC Barcelona: Telemarket Rimini Wins Championship with Win Over Corendon Kinheim

Telemarket Rimini took home the championship at the European Cup in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday with a 6-2 win over the Dutch club Corendon Kinheim. A day after both teams won one-run games to reach the championship, Rimini used an error to score three unearned runs in the third inning and held on to win the championship.

Rimini starter Yorman Bazardo came back after tossing eight shutout innings against Corendon Kinheim in the round robin portion of the tournament to get through only three innings. In those three innings, Bazardo gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits. Rimini got two great relief appearances from Carlos Pezzullo (2.0 IP / 1 hit / 0 runs) and Enorbel Marquez (4.0 IP / 1 hit / 0 runs). Marquez picked up the win.

Corendon Kinheim starter Leon Boyd lasted just an inning. Boyd came back on three days rest needing 30 pitches while allowing two runs on two hits. Jean Paul Gulinck took the lost after pitching 4.1 innings. He gave up four runs (one earned) on seven hits.

Leonardo Zileri (1-for-4) came up with a big two-out single to drive in the final two runs of Rimini’s three-run third inning. Mario Chiarini had a nice day at the plate going 2-for-4 scoring a run. All of Rimini’s 10 hits were singles in the game.

Ramiro Balentina (2-for-4) doubled hitting the only extra-base hit of the game for either club in the loss for Kinheim.

The win will put Telemarket Rimini up against fellow Italian Baseball League foe Unipol Bologna in the European Championship later on this summer in August.

Final Round Robin Standings:

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

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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