European Championship 2010, Day 8, July 30:
Sweden – France 3-2
FRA 001 000 010 2 5 0 SWE 010 002 00X 3 12 1
Sweden has made another step forward in European Baseball after defeating France 3-2 on Friday morning in Stuttgart, improving to 2-1 in the final round. A two-run homerun by Rickard Reimer in the bottom of the sixth was the difference in the game. France tried to come back in the eighth, but only managed to produce a run by Omar Williams out of a bases loaded situation.
Back-to-back doubles by Reimer and Kris Johansson in the second had put Sweden ahead for the first time. The French team countered with a RBI single by Williams in the third. Jacob Claesson (W 2-0) gave up five hits, a run and six bb in seven innings. Samuel Meurant (L 1-1) surrendered eleven hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings. His outing was cut short, when he was hit by a comebacker.
Photo: © Gregor Eisenhuth, www.eisenhuth-photographie.de