French Topple Swiss

Senart's 3B and leadoff man #7 Alexander Perdomo Photo Credit: Glenn Gervot

In the fourth game of the CEB Cup, the Templiers throttled the Flyers 14-1 in a game that lasted just 7 innings.

The Templiers’ offense was unstoppable. Setting the tone early, the French were on the board before the 1st inning was in the books. CF Felix Brown scored off a single by SS Oliver van der Wijst and Florian Peyrichou crossed from second on a single to left by 2B Mathis Meurant. In the bottom of the 2nd, they continued the small ball progress as another single, this one by C Andy Paz, scored Alexander Perdomo, who had reached on a double down the leftfield line. As someone who fields the 5-spot, Alexander knew just where to place it.

The Therwil Flyers responded with a little teamwork of their own, scoring the Flyers’ only run in the 3rd off a single by Alan Droke that allowed LF Emanuel Oshima, who had reached on a fielder’s choice, to score.

The Templiers' most explosive output on offensive came in the 6th inning. Ahead by 7 heading into the inning, they added six to their tally to end the game early. Felix Brown got the party started with a triple to center. He came around on quick feet, scoring off a grounder by Florian Peyrichou. Both Meurant and van der Wijst singled putting runners on 1st and 2nd when Romain Martinez-Scott stepped up to the plate. He doubled to left allowing van der Wijst to score. Hitting in the 9-spot, Jimmy Mapakou singled to left sending Mathis Meurant and Martinez-Scott home. Mohammad Baoui, who had been hit by a pitch ahead of Mapakou, scored on a wild pitch before Perdomo drove in Mapakou to wrap up the scoring portion of the game.

The French pen was dominant, allowing just three hits and giving up one run through seven innings. The French went deep into their rotation bringing in three hurlers in the game against the Swiss. RHP Tanguy Meurant started the game pitched 4 innings giving up one 2 hits and amassing 3 strikeouts. Next up Clifford Heberden, also a righty, pitched two innings allowing no hits. Jose Paula jumped in for an inning as well not allowing any hits.