In their first game of the Women’s Softball European Championship, Poland made quick work of Hungary scoring 11 runs to 1 in a 4-inning game.
Hungary had a promising start, claiming the first run of the game in the top of the first. They strung together a 2-out walk and an RBI double to right field by Victoria Sovak to get the run across. Their lead did not last long. Poland countered with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning to tie things up.
Hungary was trailing Poland 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth. It was an attainable comeback until Poland’s offense broke through, scoring 8 runs and triggering the mercy rule that finished Hungary’s day early.
The victory was a team effort as each player in Poland’s lineup came away with at least one hit on the day. Raina Galbati was the standout with 2 hits, including a triple, and 3 RBIs.
Poland is off to a strong start on the first day of tournament play as Hungary is still looking for their first win.