GER Takes 3 in a Row
After started the tournament down two games and outscored by 19 runs, Germany has gone on an offensive tear outscoring their opponents by 22 runs. Sweden fell to Germany 13-2 on day five of the European Championship.
German SS Alexander Schmidt singled to center, stole second and was driven in by a double off the bat of Lou Helmig in the bottom of the first. Eric Brenk, who walked aboard between them, was also driven in putting German ahead by two. Marco Cardoso picked up Helmig, driving him in with a single to center.
Catcher Vinny Ahrens walked aboard to start off Germany’s offensive half of the second, reached second on a Pascal Amon’s single and was bunted over to third by Schmidt before Shawn Larry sacrificed his at bat to bring him home. With two away, Simon Guhring took one over the left field fence bringing around three.
Bases emptied Lou Helmig reached on a fielding error, by Swedish SS Daniel Johnson, before Marco Cardoso took one out straight away center to ring up two more. At the end of two, Germany was ahead 9-0.
Everyone scored in the 4th. Sweden started things off. Joel Johnson doubled to left, and reached third on a single by Daniel Johnson, before crossing on a 6-3 grounder off the bat of Thomas Paulich.
In the bottom half of the inning Elias Von Garben sacrificed his at bat for his country bringing around Danilo Weber, who was pinch running for Simon Guhring who had walked aboard.
In the 6th Sweden added a run. Joel Johnson doubled to left once again and was driven in by Niklas Melin, who sacrificed his at bat for Sweden. That left Germany ahead 10-2 heading into their offensive half of the inning.
Danilo Weber started things off by taking one for the team. Lou Helmig singled through the left side and Marco Cardoso walked on to load them up. Elias Von Garben singled up the middle driving in Weber and Helmig.
Vinny Ahrens and Pascal Amon both reached on a fielder’s choice. While Vinny’s FC resulted in an out, Amon’s brought Cardoso around. At the end of six, Germany had their 10-run margin and Sweden was down to their final three outs before mercy was called.