The Ronchi dei Legionari New Black Panthers and the Godo Knights split a doubleheader in the Italian Baseball League on Sunday. In game one the New Black Panthers celebrated a 13-2 victory. Jesus Yepez struck out 12 in 5 1/3 innings for the win. Enrico Cecotti went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three runs and five RBI. Four other players scored twice. Daniele Del Bianco was charged with the loss.
The Knights got some payback in the second match, prevailing 14-4. Danilo Sanchez was the dominating player of the game. The catcher went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a grand slam, three runs and eight RBI. Paolo Tasenini scored five times. Giacomo Meriggi collected four hits. Matteo Galeotti only struggled in the first when he gave up three runs, but managed to pitch six frames to pick up the win.