Tommasin Padova won their second title of the year with two wins in the ‘Series A’ Italian Cup finals over the weekend. The final four of this year’s ending tournament was played in Modena featured three single elimination contests. Partaking in the Italian Cup games was Padova, Crocetta, Imola, and Bollate.
Kicking off the tournament on was a matchup that featured Padova against Imola. On the bump for Padova, Giovanni Faccini had an impressive day with a complete game performance where he allowed only one run off of nine hits on his way to the 6-1 victory. On the offensive side of the ball Carlo Sguassero had a nice day with the stick, going 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored and a walk, as did Filippo Pacini, going 2 for 4 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.
In the other ‘Series A’ Italian Cup semifinals matchup that featured Bollate vs. Farma Crocetta, it was Bollate that got the better of the two with a decisive 9 to 3 win. 3 runs were picked up in the 3rd and 5th then three more between the 8th and 9th, all off of a 14 hit attack. Picking up the win that sent Bollate to the finals was Antony Arcila while the 3 inning save went to Bryan Sheldon.
The finals matchup between Tommasin Padova and Bollate was pretty much over after only one inning of play. Ten runs were picked up in the 1st with an inning that saw 14 batters come to the plate, to go along 8 hits, 2 of which were triples picked up by Massimiliano Sartori. Earning the victory in this decisive one game finals contest was Enrico Crepaldi with a line of 9 innings pitched, 9 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. The final in the game was 11 to 3, with the results meaning that Padova now claims fame to both the 2013 ‘Series A’ Championship and the 2013 ‘Series A’ Italian Cup.