Montpellier won the 2020 French Softball Open
Montpellier wins the 2020 Men's Softball French Open on Sunday, September 27, at Thillay, winning the final against the Contes Cobras.
The Softball French Open was France's first and only official men’s softball tournament of 2020, after the French Federation of Baseball and Softball (FFBS) had to cancel all the competitions due to COVID-19.
Four teams took part in the 2020 French Open of Men's Softball: Montpellier Barracudas, Contes Cobra, Le Thillay Little Mice, and Luneville Shinstapes.
The Montpellier Barracudas won the double-elimination event, winning 15-1 against the 2019 champions Contes Cobras in the final.
After losing with the Cobras in the first semi-final, the Barracudas first had to win against Thillay in the second semi-final, to access the final against the defending champions. Pitcher Mickaël Mengoli was named MVP of the final.
The Barracudas hit 5 home runs in the semi-final and 4 in the final.
The final ranking of the 2020 Men's Softball French Open was:
- Montpellier Barracudas
- Contes Cobra
- Le Thillay Little Mice
- Luneville Shinstapes
/ Elda Ghilardi
Photos courtesy of Glenn Gervot and the French Federation of Baseball and Softball