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Jul '10 28

EC 2010 Neuenburg: Greek Team eliminates Great Britain



European Championship 2010, Day 5, July 27:

Greece – Great Britain 4-3 (10)

GBR 000 000 110 1  3 11 2
GRE 000 010 010 2  4  8 0

Box score

Greece eliminated Great Britain from the European Championship with a 4-3 win in ten innings on Tuesday in Neuenburg. With the victory, the Greek team will go to the final round, although they are still going to play their make-up game against Croatia on Wednesday morning in Stuttgart. They also helped Spain, which now will be the third final round team from Group B with an Italian win over Sweden on Wednesday afternoon.

After both teams scored two runs in the regular nine innings, the IBAF tiebreaker had to decide the outcome. Chris Falls put the British team ahead, when he scored on a sac fly by Sam Wiley in the top of the tenth. But Greece came back. They loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning. A walk by Peter Maestrales tied the game, while a groundout to short by Erik Pappas sealed the win for Greece.

Matt McGraw collected four hits in six at-bats. Starting pitchers Alex Smith (GBR) and Andrew Brack (GRE) pitched seven innings, allowing two, respective one run on six hits. Chris Lemonis had forced extra innings with a RBI single in the eighth.




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