European Championship 2010, Day 9, July 31:
France – Greece 5-14
GRE 111 044 003 14 13 0 FRA 002 101 010 5 18 2
Even though France put 18 hits on the board, they lost 5-14 in a slugfest against Greece on Saturday in Heidenheim. With the win the Greek team finished in fourth, as Sweden also lost to Germany. France has to settle for sixth. Two four-run rallies in the fifth and sixth decided the outcome.
Nicholas Theodorou and Mike Koutsoantonakis hit homeruns and combined for five runs and five RBI. Omar Williams and Kenji Hagiwara went deep for France. Felix Brown concluded a strong tournament with four more hits.
On the mound Efthymio Karkatselos (W 1-1) issued nine hits and three runs in five innings for the win. Nicolas Dubaut (FRA) gave up five hits, three runs and two bb in three frames. Arold Castillo (L 0-2) hit three batters and surrendered four hits while not conceding a single hit.