Sweden was shut out by the Czech Republic in four-innings with a final score of 11-0.
The Czech Republic has a perfect 3-0 record in the tournament after mercy ruling all of their opponents.
Pitching mistakes by Sweden allowed The Czech Republic to jump out to a 4-0 lead after two innings. Sweden allowed all four runs on either passed balls or walks. Their pitchers struggles with finding the zone, walking six Czech Republic batters in total.
After extending their lead to 6-0 in the bottom of the 3rd, the Czech Republic tacked on three more thanks to a 3-run homer by designated player Tomas Klein. It was a part of Klein’s monster four-RBI game.
The Czech Republic pitching was superb. Jonas Hajny and Jakub Osicka did not give up a hit over four innings of work and had 9 strikeouts them. This allowed the Czech Republic to keep their arms fresh. They take on Croatia in their next game.
Sweden will look for their first W in their next game against Lithuania.