The Dutch Team Olympia Haarlem topped the host squad Saronno on the championship game of the Women’s Softball European Cup Winner Cup, 3-2, claiming the title.

Championship Game

In the Final Game of the Women’s Softball European Cup Winner Cup, hosting club Saronno took the lead against Olympia Haarlem in the third, when Brittany Abacherli sent one over the center field fence. The Italians double their advantage thanks to another solo-homer by their captain Giulia Longhi.

On the top of the sixth, the Dutches reacted: first they tied the game and then they took the lead. Lisa Hop reached on a hit to second base, and Brenda Beers pushed her to second with a walk. Saronno pitcher Kelly Barnhill got substituted by Guevara Limonta but she could not stop the Dutches. First a single by the Oranges catcher Dinet Oosting and then a dropped sacrifice fly (defensive error) by Jessie Van Aalst allowed the 2-3. Olympia’s pitcher Alyson Spinas-Valainis closed the game obtaining the W and the Title for Olympia Haarlem.

Rewatch the game: link.

Bronze Medal Game 

The historic Russian Squad Carrousel topped the Czech Eagles Prague, 2-0, to win the bronze at the Women’s Softball European Cup Winner Cup.  On the third, with bases loaded (2 hits and one defensive error), Alina Ignateva singled through the right side, pushing Barysheva home and taking the lead. With one out, Evgenia Egiazarova hit a sacrifice fly to the left side. Kolnobritskaia Ekaterina scored the second run for the Russians.

Rewatch the game: link.

Rewatch the games from the Women's European Cup Winners Cup on Softball Europe YouTube Channel (Legnano Field) or on Softball Europe Facebook Page (Saronno Field).
The photogallery of the event is published on Softball Europe Facebook page.
Results, and standings can be found on the WBSC Europe website.