UnipolSai Bologna picks up the first assured finals bid after taking game two of their three game set against Lino’s Coffee Parma on Friday evening in Parma by the final of 4 to 2. In Rimini, it was the Pirates that got the best of T&A San Marino in a big way with an 8-0 victory on the back of Gonzalez. With Rimini’s win, they now claim a two game lead heading into the last four games of this semifinals round.
UnipolSai Bologna earned the first assured Italian Baseball League Finals bid after they came out on top of Lino’s Coffee Parma by the final of 4 to 2 in Parma on Friday evening. With Parma suffering the loss they are now the first club to be officially eliminated from the postseason, however they do so with their heads held high having put up a fight as the so called underdog throughout this semifinals round. Picking up the win for Bologna was Panerati, while the save went to the always solid Filippo Crepaldi. Suffering the loss for Parma was Giovanelli. With the stick it was the trio of Rodriguez, Vaglio and Sabbatani that did most of the damage, as they all picked up two hits a piece.
The Rimini Pirates got the best of T&A San Marino on Friday evening by the final of eight to nothing thanks to brilliant performances by Gonzalez on the bump (6 ip, 1 h, 1, bb, 3 so) and Mazzanti (1 for 3 with a 3 run homer in the bottom of the second). Suffering the loss of T&A San Marino was Delgado (1.2 ip, 4 h, 4 r, 2 bb, 3 so). The win now puts a full two games between these two clubs, with Rimini leading the way heading into the last four games of the regular season. This three game set will conclude tonight in Rimini with the first pitch scheduled for 9:00 pm local time.