European Championship 2010, Day 7, July 29:
Germany – Greece 17-8
GRE 004 000 400 8 16 3 GER 102 500 18X 17 19 1
In the final round opener on Thursday evening in Stuttgart Germany out-slugged Greece 17-8, improving to 2-1 in this phase. The Greek team was able to stun the official announced crowd of 620 with two four-run innings, but Germany answered with two big rallies to decide the outcome. Chris Howard homered twice and drove in six. Ludwig Glaser and Sascha Lutz collected four hits each. Glaser drove in five, while Lutz crossed the plate four times. Chris Lemonis and Max Warren had a combined six hits and three RBI for Greece.
Enorbel Marquez-Ramirez (GER) wasn’t as sharp as usual, but limited the damage to one bad inning. He allowed ten hits, four runs and three bb in five frames overall. Max Warren (GRE) conceded nine hits, eight runs and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. Nils Hartkopf first blew a two-run lead when he threw twice over catcher Simon Guehring to allow Greece to score. Constantinos Kapothanasis took the loss.
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