The preliminary round at the CEB Cup 2018 in Ostrava, Czech Republic ended on Thursday with four games. In Group A the TQB had to decide the order for the qualification for the second round. Biotechkomanda KNTU stunned the Bonn Capitals 10-8, while the Borgerhout Squirrels beat the Therwil Flyers 9-4. After the contest KNTU, Borgerhout and Bonn each had a identical 2-1 record. The TQB put Borgerhout in first place and Bonn in second with KNTU missing the chance to play for the final. The Capitals had scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth. If they had lost 6-10 they would have been out of contention.
Bonn now will face Arrows Ostrava in the highly anticipated second semi-final on Friday evening. Ostrava improved to 3-0 with an easy 15-0 shutout over BC Minsk on Thursday. The second semi-final will be between Borgerhout and the Templiers Senart. Former big leaguer Romulo Sanchez will take the mound for the Squirrels. Senart reached second place in Group B after a crazy 20-11 win over Olimpija Karlovac.
Results Day 3:
Standings after First Round:
Schedule Day 4:
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