Czech Republic 104 010 100 7 9 2 Germany 000 100 000 1 5 0
WP: Daniel Mraz, LP: Clayton Freimuth
The Czech Republic has won game one of their three-game series in Germany on Tuesday evening in Heidenheim. Thanks to a four-run rally in the third and a solo home run by Tomas Junec the team of manager Mike Griffin defeated Germany 7-1. Games two and three of the series will be played at the Armin-Wolf-Arena in Regensburg on Wednesday and Thursday (7pm CET). Legionaere TV will broadcast live at www.legionaere.de/tv
Tomas Junec also opened the scoring on Tuesday with a RBI double against Germany’s starter Clayton Freimuth in the first. In the third they widened the gap with a pair of RBI singles by Jakub Malik and Petr Cech, a bases-loaded walk and a sac fly. A pair of nice outfield catches by Lukas Steinlein and Kevin Kotowski got Germany out of the inning.
Germany, which couldn’t convert a no-out, two-men on situation in the second, got on the board in the fourth inning, when Maurice Wilhelm scored through a RBI groundout by Philip Schulz. However this was the only score allowed by Czech pitchers Jan Tomek (3 IP) and Daniel Mraz (6 IP). The Czech offense meanwhile added two more runs against the German bullpen. In the fifth Premek Chroust drove in Jakub Vojak. In the seventh Junec greeted Eric Brenk with a leadoff home run over the right-field wall.
The game, which was live streamed by Tim Collins, can be watched again as video on demand at www.sportdeutschland.tv/baseball.