Söder Softball is the Swedish National Champion
Söder Softball won the final against Skövde Saints in two consecutive matches, becoming the 2020 Swedish Champion.
The Swedish softball finals took place in Skarpnäck with a best-of-3 series between Skövde Saints and Söder on Saturday, September 19. Swedish baseball and softball legend Ron Gaines threw the first pitch of the final.
In game one, Söder pitcher Emilie Eriksson played a great game, pitching 6.1 innings and hitting a 2-run home run. Söder managed to hit 11 hits and score 6 runs, while Skövde Saints only managed to score 2. The game ended 6-2 for Söder.
In game 2, Söder started strong with 14 runs scored in the first inning. Skövde Saints had a good reaction scoring 6 runs in the second inning. The eighteen hits by Skövde made the difference and closed the game at the fifth inning, thanks to the mercy rule. The final score was 19-7.
Both games were live-streamed at the Söder Softboll YouTube Channel.
The day ended with an awards ceremony, Söder took the gold medal, and Emilie Eriksson has been named MVP of the final series.
Skövde took the silver medal.
The Swedish Championship final teams automatically qualified for the European Cups. For Skövde will take part in the Women's European Cup Winners Cup in Saronno, Italy. Söder qualified for the Women's European Cup in Dupnitsa, Bulgaria.
/ Elda Ghilardi
Photo courtesy of Soder Softboll Facebook page