Defending champion Telemarket Rimini (13-8) suffered a surprising three-game sweep by Cariparma Parma (13-8) to create a logjam at the top of the Serie A league standings.
A week after being swept by Danesi Caffe Nettuno, Cariparma moved into four-way tie for second place and are led by Adolfo Gomez .360 (32-for-89), Orlando Munoz .354 (29-for-82), Javier Ortiz 4-1 (1.43), and Mattia Salsi 3-1 / 3 saves (2.66).
Telemarket Rimini, which took two out of three grueling games against T&A San Marino last week, fell out of first place after the disappointing series. Rimini is led by Mario Chiarini .346 (27-for-78), Amaury Garcia .345 (30-for-87), Elvis De la Cruz Pena .325 (25-for-77), Anthony Fiore 6-1 (1.63) and Leonardo D’ Amico 4 saves (0.00).
In other action, Grosseto (14-7) moved into sole possession of first place by winning two our of three games against De Angelis Godo (5-16) – 4-3, 2-3, and 11-4. MPS Grosseto is led by the league’s top hitter – Davide Dallospedale .429 (33-for-77), Raul Marval .341 (28-for-82), Jorge Nunez .328 (22-for-67), Junior Oberto 4-1 (0.88), and Lincoln Mikkelsen 4-1 (1.29).
Italeri Fortitudo Bologna (13-8) rebounded from a pair of tough losses last week to sweep a tough T&A San Marino (8-13) squad. Bologna is led by Francis Soto Alvarez .354 (28-for-79), Jesus Matos 5-1 (0.79), and Alexander Herrera 3 saves (2.55).
Danesi Caffe Nettuno (13-8) continued their winning ways taking a hard-fought series against Avigliana BC (5-16) – 6-4, 5-4, and 4-5. Nettuno is led by Giuseppe Mazzanti .380 (27-for-71), Diego Ricci 4-0 (3.68) and Carlos Richetti 3-0 (1.17).