GER Defeats FRA 3-2
If we were in the business of scouting, Schmidt would be on our dark-horse short-list.
SWE Shuts Down GRE
The Swedish offense hit .367 for the day with a collective .896 OPS. Three of the Swedes hit .667.
RUS Crushes UKR
Vasilev had himself a day at the plate going 2/2 with 2 runs and 4 RBIs finishing the day batting a thousand with a 3.500 OPS.
Germany's First Win
Brenk then took one deep to left for a grand slam. At the end of 4, Germany had taken the lead.
Walks Create Runs
Nine walks and a HBP were the catalyst behind nearly all the scoring between France and Russia.
SWE Can't Stop NED
Catcher Dashenko Ricardo, hitting 6th, went 4/5, including a homerun, with 2 runs and 3 RBIs for an .800 BA on the day.
ITA Over BEL in 7
Hitting in the 5-spot C Mineo finished the day without a double, leaving him one hit shy of the cycle. He had 3 hits and 7 RBIs on the day.
CRO Defeats UKR
From the 7-spot Croatia’s 3B Ronald Krsolovic Batted 1.000 going 3-3 with a double, 4 RBIs and a run on the day.
Syren Shuts Out SKV
1B Per Sjors, hitting in the 8-spot, hopped on the carousel and kept things going round and round. This truly was a small-ball victory.
ESP Works Quickly
Edison Valerio, hitting in the 2-spot, finished the day batting a thousand. He went 3-3, including a double, with 3 runs and an RBI.
ITA Shows GRE Mercy
Italy mercifully took out Greece in their opener of the European Championship. Italy’s 13-3 victory was a slow and steady gain to victory.