After day one at the CEB Cup 2018 in Ostrava, Czech Republic featured three mercy-rule shortened games, the second day of the competition provided more drama. The Bonn Capitals improved to 2-0 with an 11-8 win over the Borgerhout Squirrels. Bonn led 9-0 after five innings, but Borgerhout scored eight runs combined in the sixth and seventh to return to the game. However a two-run shot by Kevin van Meensel in the eighth put the final nail in the coffin. Steven De Lannoy homered for the Squirrels.
In the second matchup in Group A Biotechkommanda KNTU erased an early 0-3 deficit against the Therwil Flyers to pick up their first win 9-7. A pair of two-run innings and a big five-run rally helped KNTU to turn the page. With a potential win on Thursday against Bonn the Ukrainian team now still has a chance to reach the semi-finals.
Host Arrows Ostrava meanwhile already has won Group B. Following their opening day win over Olimpija Karlovac (14-0) they also shut out Templiers Senart 7-0 in a tense game. Tomas Ondra and two relievers kept Senart to four hits. Terrell Joyce and Michael Vykoukal combined for three home runs. Templiers starter Raudelin Legra Perez successfully picked off three players of Arrows at first, but also gave up seven runs on 12 hits to take the loss.
The Templiers and Karlovac will play for second place in Group B on Thursday. Olimpija defeated BC Minsk 16-13 in a high-scoring affair.
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