On the second of three days in the preliminary round at the B-Pool European Championship in Trnava, Slovakia the national teams from Switzerland and Slovakia celebrated their second win each. Slovakia dominated Romania 19-1 in six innings. Seven runs in the second and six in the sixth blew the score wide open.
Switzerland scored two late runs in the seventh and ninth to prevail 2-1 over Ukraine. James Sanders, Taka Oshima and Tobias Siegrist kept Ukraine to one run through nine innings. Poland earned its first win in the competition with a 21-6 blowout against Finland. Belarus edged out Lithuania 4-3.
Wednesday 3rd July
|B||BELARUS||LITHUANIA||4 – 3|
|A||FINLAND||POLAND||6 – 21||7|
|B||ROMANIA||SLOVAKIA||1 – 19||6|
|A||UKRAINE||SWITZERLAND||1 – 2|
The winner of the B-Pool European Championship in Trnava faces the winner of the B-Pool European Championship in Blagoevgrad 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.