It was a memorable day at the European Champions Cup 2018 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Especially in Group A. In the morning game Owen Ozanich pitched a gem and the Rouen Huskies not only beat, but crushed L&D Amsterdam 8-1. The surprise win was followed by another upset, as the Heidenheim Heidekoepfe prevailed 3-1 over ASD Rimini with Gary Owens hitting two home runs. All four games in the pool now are tied with identical 1-1 records, which means that Friday’s first-round closers will become quarterfinal games. Rouen and Heidenheim will square off, while Rimini takes on Amsterdam. Winners will reach the semi-final.
In Group B the top two are already set. Only the order has to be determined. In the afternoon Unipol Bologna blew by league rival T&A San Marino 12-4. In the evening game Curacao Neptunus Rotterdam held off another strong but unlucky performance by Draci Brno 7-2. Bologna and Rotterdam will conclude the first round on Friday evening with a clash, which could be a potential preview for the final on Sunday. The winner will have home field advantage in the semi-finals.
Results Day 2:
Standings after Day 2:
Schedule Day 3:
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