The Spanish and the French National Teams played a 3-game series on May 13th and 14th, 2021, in Antonio Hervás Field in Sant Boi, Barcelona, Spain.
The three games played in Barcelona are part of the two National Teams' preparation for the Women's European Championship, starting on June 27, 2021.
Spain won the friendly series against France, thanks to three wins in the three games played.
???? La Selección Española de sófbol se impone 13-8 a Francia en el tercer y último partido de las Series. 3 de 3 para España.
1️⃣ ???????? 5 - 0 ????????
2️⃣ ???????? 1 - 4 ????????
3️⃣ ???????? 13 - 8 ????????#TeamESP @deportegob @COE_es @ESFsoftball @loterias_es @ffbs_baseball pic.twitter.com/xNpmqUN6GB
— RFE Béisbol y Sófbol (@RFEBS) May 14, 2021
In the first game, Spain managed to score once in the second inning, twice in the fifth inning, and secured the game with two more runs in the sixth inning. Spanish pitcher Beatriz Alonso allowed just one hit and struck out 11 batters. French pitchers Le Chenadel, Sockeel y Simon allowed 6 hits and 5 runs. The game ended 5-0, marking the first win for the Spanish Team.
In the second game, the Spanish team scored four runs. The French National Team responded scoring once to end the game 4-1.
In the third game, Spain started strong, scoring twice in the first inning, but France tied the game in the second inning and scored two more runs in the third (2-4). The Iberian team scored one more run in the third, one in the fourth, and four in the fifth, taking the result to 8-4. Once again, the French tied the game (8-8) in the top of the sixth inning, but the Spanish scored five more runs ro secure the game to 13-8.
Watch game 3 on the Youtube Channel of the Real Federación Española de Béisbol y Sófbol.
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Cover photo by Grega Valancic