The first day in Wels is in the books! With Spain winning the first game of the tournament and Great Britain following with a no-hit sensation against Austria, the day ended with two wins of the two powerhouses here in Wels.
The Spanish played a solid defense against an ambitious Polish U23 national team. Eric Paez pitched a great game and only had to allow one unearned run. Meanwhile his offense produced run after run, playing some small ball and great tactical plays. Final score between Spain and Poland was 5:1.
Great Britain started ist tournament with three runs against a shaky Austrian defense. On the other end, Nolan Bond pitched an amazing game for Team GB, not only shutting out the host of this preliminary round in Wels, him and his reliefer also no-hit Austria for a 10:0 start of the tournament over seven innings.