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2013 European Champions Cup Starts Thursday in Italy

2013 European Champions Cup Starts Thursday in Italy

The European Champions Cup kicks off on Thursday August 1 between two Italian powers. Unipol Bologna will be defending its title after winning the European Cup in Regensburg, Germany. They will be facing off with fellow Italian Baseball League club Telemarket Rimini.

Rimini won the European Cup in Barcelona, Spain. After finishing with a 4-1 record in the pool play, Rimini defeated Dutch power Corendon Kinheim in the final to earn a trip to the Champions Cup.

Bologna swept through the Regensburg European Cup undefeated in pool play. They defeated fellow IBL team T&A San Marino in the final to advance.

The best-of-three series will start in Bologna. Game 2 and 3, if necessary, will be played in Rimini. Each game will start at 9 pm.

2013 European Champions Cup Schedule:
Thursday, August 1, 2013:
Telemarket Rimini at Unipol Bologna

Friday, August 2, 2013:
Unipol Bologna at Telemarket Rimini

Saturday, August 3, 2013:
*Unipol Bologna at Telemarket Rimini
*if necessary

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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