Who will move on to the finals? This is probably the biggest question of today, but there are several other great matchups. A total of eight games will be play today. Four sites are ready for great competitions at the U23 European Baseball Championship 2017.
Germany and Great Britain felt short on their medal race. A spot in Europe’s top 5 is still possible, but you need to win the rest of your games. Both teams should have some arms left in their arsenal. With Nolan Bond, Team GB still can trust on their pitching ace, who no-hit the Austrian squat on opening day. Germany again, might have saved some pitchers for the rest of the tournament. A close matchup is guaranteed, starting at 11 AM at MBS. This game will be broadcasted by playo.tv!
The other game for a potential 5th place race will be play between France and Croatia. Both teams had troubles last night producing runs. Today, after a little set-back, both teams hope to have a quick start in the matchup at the “hroch”.
In the placement rounds for the ranking 13-16, Georgia is facing Belarus, while Austria looks forward to the competition against Lithuania. One level higher, Ukraine is coming from a one-day-rest, facing Poland for a spot in the top 10. Russia and Slovakia , who will meet up in Blansko for the night game, both only have a theoretical chance to reach a single-digit spot within Europe’s U23 nations, so they both need a win.
And now, the highlights of day 6: The Semifinals!
The first matchup will provide a matchup between Belgium and the Netherlands. The red devils kicked out Germany on Friday. Therefore, the Dutch should be prepared. With another blow-out win in yesterday’s quarterfinal, they will present themselves as confident as they always used to. Still, Belgium is hoping for another surprise in a game in which they can only win. Tune in for another terrific game at MBS, broad to you by playo.tv.
When the first finalist is determined, the second semifinal will kick-off. The Czech Republic is still undefeated, although the quarterfinal against France wasn’t as clear as the other blow-out wins the Czech could celebrate. Their opponent is a team from western Europe, but just as the Czech, Spain is still undefeated. The Spanish played some compact baseball so far. They didn’t celebrate too many blowout wins, but their defense and their pitching was rock-solid so far. The promising matchup should provide a great matchup with a Czech powerhouse offense and an unshakable Spanish backfield.
The claim of a spot in Sunday’s final of the U23 European Baseball Championship not only ensures a medal for both teams, they also can stamp their tickets to the U23 Baseball World Cup in the upcoming year.