Day 2 of the Federation Cup Qualifier in Kutno, Poland, saw the hosts Stal Kutno improve to 2-0 after a dominant victory over Lithuania’s BK Vilnius, with Sweden’s Rättvik Butchers enjoying a shutout victory in their tournament debut over Finland’s Tampere Tigers, who suffered their second defeat in as many days.
Stal Kutno’s 10-0 victory (box score) over Vilnius was the club’s second shutout of the competition, with the pitching staff scattering three hits in the seven-inning contest. Jakub Wojtczak’s fourth-inning grand slam was the offensive highlight of the game.
The Butchers recorded a shutout of their own, defeating Tampere 8-0 (box score), with the Swedish starter Judah Wollenburg striking out four Tigers in seven innings while allowing just four hits and no walks. At the plate, Evan Opperman drove in four runs, two of them coming on a third-inning home run.
The Day 3 schedule has the two undefeated clubs taking the field at 16:00 CEST, with Tampere and Vilnius starting play at 11:00 CEST.
For more information on the competition, visit the WBSC Europe 2022 Federation Cup qualifier tournament page.
Schedule and Results
|June 6 / Day 1|
|Stal Kutno v. Tampere Tigers||15-0|
|June 7 / Day 2|
|Rättvik Butchers v. Tampere Tigers||8-0|
|BK Vilnius v. Stal Kutno||0-10|
|June 8 / Day 3|
|Tampere Tigers v. BK Vilnius||11:00 CEST|
|Stal Kutno v. Rättvik Butchers||16:00 CEST|
|June 9 / Day 4|
|Rättvik Butchers v. BK Vilnius||16:00 CEST|
|June 10 / Day 5|
|3rd v. 2nd||11:00 CEST|
|4th v. 1st||16:00 CEST|
|June 11 / Day 6|
|Championship Game||14:00 CEST|