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Women’s Softball European Cup Winners Cup “A” 2022 - Official Payoff
Saronno wins the 2022 Women's Softball European Cup Winners Cup A
21/08/2022 1 Minute Read

Saronno wins the 2022 Women's Softball European Cup Winners Cup A

Saronno (ITA) won the Women's Softball Cup Winners Cup A in Viladecans, Spain, topping Sparks Haarlem (NED), 2-3, in the championship game.

Gold medal game

In a very balanced final, Saronno (ITA) defeated Sparks Haarlem (NED), 2-3, to claim the very first continental success for the Italian club. 

In the first inning, both teams got on the scoreboard, scoring once each. First, the visiting team Sparks had CHARLES opening with a leadoff double and scoring on a another double by POOT. On the bottom of the inning, MARRONE reached third with a triple to center field and got pushed home by a sacrifice fly by LONGHI, tying the game.

Spark's KIEFT opened the fourth inning with a double and scored on another extra base hit by ROBINSON for the Dutch to take the lead. The Italian defence closed the inning with a double play to limit the damage and keep the result to 2-1.

Later on the sixth, Saronno managed to score twice again: ROTONDO, on base with a double, scored on NOLAN's double who scored the third run on a single by ARMIROTTO to give to Saronno the lead, 3-2.

On top of the seventh, the Italian pitcher HANDLEY struck one out and force to ground outs to close the game and give the victory to Saronno.

Bronze medal game

The Bonn Capitals (GER) defeated the Arrows Ostrava (CZE), 0-4, to win the bronze medal game at the Women's Softball Cup Winners Cup A.

The Arrows Ostrava (CZE) closed the game with 9 hits but never managed to score, leaving 9 runners on the bases. All four runs were scored by the Germans on the bottom of the first inning thanks to one walk and three hits, including a shot over the center field fence by LANKHORST.

Final standings:
1 Saronno Softball (ITA) (7-0)
2 Sparks Haarlem (NED) (5-2)
3 Bonn Capitals (GER) (5-2)
4 Arrows Ostrava Softball (CZE) (3-4)
5 CB Viladecans (ESP) (3-5)
6 Antwerp Eagles (BEL) (2-6)
7 Witches und Bandits (AUT) (1-7)

All games of the Women's Softball Premiere Cup are on the Viladecans YouTube Channel.
All the pictures can be found on the WBSC Europe Flickr profile and Softball Europe Facebook page.
Results, stats, and standings can be found on the WBSC Europe website.