The undefeated Israel and Russia will play in the final of the B-Pool European Championship in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria on Saturday afternoon. Israel improved to 5-0 during preliminary round play with a 10-3 win over Ireland. Russia secured second place with a 4-1 record with a 12-3 victory over Serbia. Greece prevailed 9-6 over Bulgaria in the third game of the day. Israel had beaten Russia 13-12 in ten innings during their first-round matchup, pathing the way for an interesting final.
Friday 5th July
|Blagoevgrad||A||IRELAND||ISRAEL||3 – 10||7|
|Blagoevgrad||A||RUSSIA||SERBIA||12 – 3|
|Blagoevgrad||A||BULGARIA||GREECE||6 – 9|
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.