Israel and Russia improved to 2-0 during the B-Pool European Championship in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Israel downed Serbia 11-1 in a game of day-one winners. Mitch Glasser hit a home run and drove in five for Israel. Russia won a slugfest 14-8 against Greece. David Castillo hit a pair of home runs as part of a four-hit, six-RBI performance. Ireland shut out Bulgaria 5-0 in the early evening game.
The winner of the B-Pool European Championship in Blagoevgrad faces the winner of the B-Pool European Championship in Trnava in a playoff series at the end of the month, looking to qualify for the European Championship in September. A complete schedule and live play by play are available at www.baseballstats.eu.