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Aug '09 02

Softball Euros: Netherlands win Title with Shutout over Great Britain

The European Softball Championship Women in Valencia, Spain are over with the Dutch team winning the title with a 4-0 shutout in the finals on Saturday against Great Britain.

Great Britain – Czech Republic 6-1

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The British team reached the championship game with a 6-1 win over the Czech Republic on Saturday morning, thanks to another brilliant performance by starting pitcher Stacie Townsend (W 5-2). She struck out eight in seven innings, allowing just six hits, one unearned run and a walk. M Parkerson drove in three with a double. Elisk Cerna-Pojerova (L 0-1) conceded two hits, three runs (2 ER) and a walk in 2 1/3 innings. The Czech Republic finished in third place after the loss.

Spain – France 7-2

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The Spanish team scored six runs total in the fifth and sixth frames en route to a 7-2 victory over France. Beatriz Parejo (W 2-2) issued four hits, two runs (1 ER) and a bb in seven innings. Laurence Cornaille (L 1-3) surrendered ten hits, seven runs (2 ER) and two walks in six innings. J Iborra homered. M Sanjuan drove in three. With the win Spain secured eighth in the final standings, while France finished in ninth.


Netherlands – Great Britain 4-0

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In the championship game the favorite was able to stop the surprise team of the tournament. Dagmar Bloeming (W 3-0) gave up just two hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings to lead the Netherlands to a 4-0 shutout and the title in the 2009 European Softball Championship. Three runs in the fourth and one in the sixth sealed the win. Stacie Townsend (L 5-3) allowed six hits and four runs (3 ER) in six innings.

Final Standings 2009 European Softball Championship Valencia

  1. Netherlands
  2. Great Britain
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Russia
  5. Germany
  6. Italy
  7. Austria
  8. Spain
  9. France
  10. Slovakia

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