With defending Serie A1 champion UnipolSai Fortitudo Bologna ahead three games to two against San Marino in the best-of-seven Italian Baseball Series, the Italian chanpionship moves to Stadio di Baseball di Serravalle in San Marino for Game 6 on September 28, 2020 and Game 7 (if necessary) on September 30, 2020. Both contests are scheduled to be livesteamed on FIBSTV.com beginning at 2 pm (EDT).
After suffering a 10-0 shutout to San Marino in front of the loyal Fortitudo following at Bologna's Stadio Gianni Falchi in the first game of the Italian Baseball Series on September 17, 2020, UnipolSai Fortitudo Bologna returned the following day at Stadio di Baseball di Serravalle in San Marino to its winning form by defeating the home team 7-4 in Game 2. San Marino rebounded with a convincing 5-1 victory in Game 3 at Stadio Gianni Falchi on September 23, 2020.
UnipolSai Fortitudo Bologna evened the Italian Baseball Series in Game 4 with a 4-0 shutout over San Marino at Stadio di Baseball di Serravalle on September 24, 2020. Due to adverse weather conditions in Bologna, Game 5 was a two-day affair after the contest was halted with the score tied 8-8 in the bottom of fourth inning on September 25, 2020. UnipolSai Fortitudo Bologna prevailed in the end by winning Game 5 by a score of 11-8 on September 26, 2020.
Approaching the must-win Game 6 on September 28, 2020, San Marino manager Mario Chiarini will use all hands on deck at home to ensure a decisive Game 7 on September 30, 2020. UnipolSai Fortitudo Bologna has the upper hand as the defending Serie A1 champion is undefeated (2-0) during the 2020 Italian Baseball Series at Stadio di Baseball di Serravalle in San Marino.
by Roberto Angotti