The best six teams from the Women’s Softball European Championship 2017 competed for five days in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. A baseball tournament of the same format took place in the same ballpark at the same time. WBSC Europe organized the Super 6 as its first event and it was the Czech Republic who took the first Super 6 title.

It wasn’t clear who would play the evening final until the first game of the day was over. There were various options but the Czechs made it simple – they beat the Netherlands 1-0 and became the only undefeated team in the tournament. The two teams to fight in the final were the Czech Republic and Italy.

The final game the Czech Republic against Italy had to be canceled due weather conditions, and as the Czech Republic beat Italy in the round-robin phase, they were declared the winner. Italy took silver.

Great Britain played a tight game against the Netherlands earlier that day. Despite better records when it comes to hits, team GB beat the Dutch by one run 3-2 and took bronze.

Another dramatic game took place around noon, Russia was in the lead in the race for the 5th spot but Greece came back in the 7th inning, scored four times and took the 5th place in the tournament (final score 5-4).

Veronika Peckova (CZE) was awarded the best pitcher and also the MVP, Amanda Fama (ITA) was awarded the best hitter.

-Helena Novotna-
/photo by Jan Beneš/