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Montpellier wins the 2018 French Men’s Softball Series, repeats as champion
Les Braconniers easily repeated as French men’s softball champions. Having lost only 2 out of 16 games during the regular season, Montpellier raised its level during the postseason, sweeping Clapiers-Jacou 2-0 in semi-finals then Nice 2-0 in the French Softball Series, scoring 20 points while blanking their opponent.
Former independent baseball professional player Anthony Cros, who hit a home-run with Team Europe during its exhibition game against World n°1 New-Zealand this summer, was named MVP of the finals. He went 4 on 6 with 5 RBI and 2 HR in the Series.
Saint-Raphaël wins 11th French Women’s Softball Series
Les Comanches are still dominating French women’s softball. While the club has moved from Toulon to Saint-Raphaël, home of the French Women’s Softball Academy, the team remained the same and was mostly a group of experienced and young national team athletes that were led by Céline Lassaigne, assistant coach of the French National Women’s Softball Team.
Saint-Raphaël went undefeated during the regular season with a perfect 20-0 but its 135 games’ wining streak came to an end when the team fell 4-3 to Evry Pharaonnes during Game 2 of the French Women’s Softball Series. Les Comanches nevertheless won Game 1 and 3 to capture a 11th title in a row.
Céline Gartner was named MVP. She won Game 1 (4IP, 2H, 1BB, 5SO) and Game 3 (5IP, 3H, 2ER, 1BB, 2SO) of the Series.
/photo by Glenn Gervot/