Croatia has won the European Championship Qualifier in Zagreb. They remained undefeated in five games, including a 2-0 sweep over Bulgaria in the best-of-three final series. On Friday Croatia defeated Bulgaria 8-4 in the last preliminary round match. One day later they also won game two to secure first place. Slobodan Gales (Croatia) picked up MVP honors, while Petar Petrov (Bulgaria) was named Best Batter and Andrej Bizjak (Slovenia) Best Pitcher.
Friday, July 29:
Slovenia – Romania 3-1
Croatia – Bulgaria 8-4
Saturday, July 30:
Croatia – Bulgaria 9-4 (Croatia wins Finals 2-0)