Netherlands vs Denmark 1:8 (0:1, 0:0, 0:3, 0:4, 1:X)
Tonight the Europeans faced off in Prague. The Netherlands and Denmark both started the night 1-3. The Danish hopped on the board with 1 in the 1st, before breaking the game open in the 3rd and 4th scoring as many runs, respectively, each inning.
The Danish, who have been playing small ball all week finally saw it pay off. 6 guys shared their 7 hits. Only the Terkelsens hit double digits. Jens had 2 runs while Frederik had 2 hits. Martin Simonsen was the sole extra bags hitter with a triple.
Not to be counted out, Netherlands’ DH Daniel Julenon hit a shot to the deepest part of the field in the 5thbreathing some life into the Dutch bench. It was a nice way for them to finish their 8-1 struggle against Kim Hansen who struck 8 of them out.
Czech Republic vs Philippines 4:1 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 2:1, 0:0, 0:0, 2:0)
In the final game of the night the Czech Republic and Philippines met at Hippo Arena. At night’s end, the Asians joined South Africa at the top of the loss column having fallen to the Czechs 4-1.
Rightfully so, the Pilipinos stuck with their starter Leo Barredo throughout. He gave up 4 runs on 6 hits.
Both starters kept their opposition’s bench quite through three. In the 4th the Czechs scored 2 and the Pilipinos answered with 1 of their own. The addition 2 runs were tacked on to start the 7th. Otherwise, each of the night’s 3 pitchers did outstanding work.
All the scoring in the game came from small ball except the final two to cross the plate. Barredo walked Matous Kasal before Jiri Nezbeda knocked one out up the middle.
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