Rimini had very little problem getting past KNTU Elizavetgrad on Wednesday morning in Rotterdam. The final in this one went by the score of 8 to 1. Filippo Bertolini picked up the win for the Pirates with a strong 6.2 innings of work on the hill, allowing just a single run off of 4 hits while striking out 10. Rimini will continue their march towards a finals bid at the Rotterdam EU Championship Tournament with a game10:30 am game tomorrow morning against Templars Senart (France).
T&A San Marino ran into a tough matchup with Rob Cordemans and the Amsterdam Pirates on Wednesday afternoon, as they suffered the 6-0 loss, dropping them to 1 and 1 after their win yesterday against UnipolSai Bologna. Suffering the loss for T&A was Carlos Teran, who was able to pitch into the 6 (5.2) where he allowed 3 runs (2 earned) off of 5 hits and 3 walks. On Amsterdam’s side of the ball Cordemans picked up the win with a complete game performance (6 hits, 0 run, 2 walks and 5 K’s - 113 pitches). Tomorrow at 3:00 pm T&A will take on the Solingen Alligators (Germany).
UnipolSai Bologna got more then the best of Brest Zubrs (Belarus) with a 15-0 rout in their game on Wednesday afternoon in Paris. Bologna banged out 14 hits in this one, to their opponent’s 1. It was a no contest right off the bat as Bologna scored 6 runs in the 1st, 7 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th. Picking up the win amongst the three arms that threw for Bologna was Cadoni, who came on in relief of Luca Panerati who tossed up a perfect 4 innings of work, with 8 K’s. The win puts Bologna at 1 and 1 after the first two games of play at the Paris EU Champions Tournament. Tomorrow UnipolSai Bologna will take on the host, UPC Paris at 5:00 pm.