Rouen Huskies – Draci Brno 0-1
Reigning Czech champion Draci Brno started successfully into the 2013 European Cup in Barcelona, Spain. On Tuesday morning they defeated their French counterparts Rouen Huskies 1-0 thanks to a run by Michal Ondracek in the top of the ninth. The left fielder scored on a two-out error by second baseman Dylan Gleeson. Rouen put the leadoff runner on base in the bottom half of the frame, but weren’t able to bring him home.
It was a true pitcher’s duel. Owen Ozanich went the distance for the Huskies, issuing just the unearned run on six hits and two walks. He struck out 11. Martin Schneider got the start for Brno. He allowed four hits and five base on balls in 6 1/3 scoreless frames. Karl Malecek got the win in relief. Radim Chroust closed it out in the ninth for the save.