Israel won a thriller against Russia 13-12 in ten innings on Thursday at the B-Pool European Championship in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Both teams were tied 8-8 after nine innings. Russia scored four runs in the top of the tenth, but couldn’t hold on to the lead, as Israel answered with five runs. Israel improved to 4-0, while Russia dropped to 3-1. Israel is already set for the final. Russia can join them with a win over Serbia on Friday.
Also on Thursday Greece shut out Ireland 3-0 for their third win in the tournament. Serbia beat host Bulgaria 3-2. Serbia is also 2-2, while Bulgaria is still winless.
Thursday 4th July
|Blagoevgrad||A||GREECE||IRELAND||3 – 0|
|Blagoevgrad||A||ISRAEL||RUSSIA||13 – 12||10|
|Blagoevgrad||A||SERBIA||BULGARIA||7 – 2|
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.