By Alex Gorrin
The Bulgaria Cup is the second most important trophy on the baseball calendar and each year it brings all clubs, no matter how big and how small, under the same schedule and rules. This year, the tournament observed an increased interest compared to previous seasons, with 12 teams on schedule, divided in 3 cities and on 4 ball fields.
Teams were divided in four groups, one 7-inning game to be played amongst all group members, and the winner of each group qualifying for the semifinal match-ups.
Unfortunately, the Titans from Varna had to drop-out in the last moment, but teams like Abritus from Razgrad, the Wolves AAS from Sofia, and the Warriors from Stara Zagora made it to the ‘party’ and were able to compete with the National Championship regulars.
Here are the results:
Bulgaria Cup 2014
Akademiks Sofia – Warriors Stara Zagora 7:17
Athletic Kozloduy – Wolves AAS Sofia 14:13
Lions Sofia – Abritus Razgrad 18:0
Buffaloes Blagoevgrad – Lions Sofia 8:7
Sofia Blues – Warriors Stara Zagora 10:0
Athletic Sofia – Athletic Kozloduy 10:0
Wolves AAS Sofia – Athletic Sofia 0:24
Devils Dupnitsa – Junak Sofia 13:3
Buffaloes Blagoevgrad – Abritus Razgrad 15:0
Akademiks Sofia – Sofia Blues 6:11
1. Athletic Sofia 2:0
2. Athletic Kozloduy 1:1
3. Wolves AAS Sofia 0:2
1. Buffaloes Blagoevgrad 2:0
2. Lions Sofia 1:1
3. Abritus Razgrad 0:2
1. Devils Dupnitsa 2:0
2. Junak Sofia 1:1
3. Titans Varna 0:2
1. Sofia Blues 2:0
2. Warriors Stara Zagora 1:1
3. Akademiks Sofia 0:2
Athletic Sofia v Devils Dupnitsa
Buffaloes Blagoevgrad v Sofia Blues
The semifinal games and the Bulgaria Cup final are scheduled for the weekend of October 25 + 26 (weather permitting).