The Hurricanes win the Men’s Softball European Super Cup
The Danish Squad Hørsholm Von Holmbäck Hurricanes won the Men’s Softball European Super Cup title for the second time in a row. In the lower cup, the Men’s Softball European SE Cup, Joudrs Praha took the gold.
Super Cup Championship Game
In the championship game, the defending champions Hurricanes defeated the Czech squad Žraloci Ledenice, 10-2, to win the title.
On the bottom of the first, the Hurricanes took the lead, scoring four times: Mertl walked and scored on a hit by Klein, with bases loaded, Frederik Terkelsen scored on another walk by the Czech pitcher and Mukherjee batted in two more runs (Klein and Petr). Three runs were scored on the second inning and two on the third to make the result on the scoreboard 9-0.
The Czech squad scored twice at the top of the fourth to avoid the end of the game by mercy rule: with one out, Turek got a hit on the right side and Frejlach homered.
The Hurricanes managed to score once again to make the result 10-2. Three strikeouts by Joran Graham (11 ks in five innings) closed the game and crowned the Hurricanes European Champions for the second time in a row.
Žraloci Ledenice took the silver medal and Chomutov Beavers the bronze one.
Men’s Softball European SE Cup
In a very balanced game, Joudrs Praha defeated the Dutch team Quick Amersfoort, 1-0, to win the Men’s Softball European SE Cup. The pitchers of both teams allowed just one hit to the other team. Quick Amersfoort took the silver medal and Montpellier Barracudas (FRA) the bronze one.
Rewatch the games from the Men's Softball European Super Cup on the Czech Softball YouTube Channel.
Find the photo gallery of the event on Softball Europe facebook page.
Results, and standings can be found on the WBSC Europe website.