CZE Dominate Again


CZE Czech Pitcher Jakub Osicka PC Grega Valancic Photography

In the final game of the opening day of the Men’s Softball European Championship, The Czech Republic did what they do best— shutout their opponents.


After beating France 14-0 earlier in the day, The Czech Republic continued its dominance beating Israel 9-0, before the game was called for weather.


There was a quiet start to this one. After a scoreless first inning the Czech Republic bats came alive. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd on an Israel error and a home run by Mikulas Klas, who’s batting average is a boastful .571 after the first two games.


All in all, for the Czech Republic, it was a massive team effort with three of their players recording at least two hits in the game.


On the other bench, team Israel’s bats were exhausted. After scoring 19 against Sweden earlier in the day they had nothing left to use against the Czech Republic. As a team, they struck out 12 times and were only able to collect two hits.


It was a masterful performance by Michal Holobradek who threw three no-hit innings before being relieved by Jakub Osicka who threw the last two innings, collecting four strikeouts.