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Finland, and France Lead in Group A; Belgium, Italy, and Lithuania Vie for Supremacy in the Baseball5 European Championship
07/11/2023 1 Minute Read

Finland, and France Lead in Group A; Belgium, Italy, and Lithuania Vie for Supremacy in the Baseball5 European Championship

The inaugural day of the Baseball5 European Championship 2023, held on November 7th in Druskininkai, Lithuania, showcased ten games across two fields.

As the dust settles on an action-packed Day 1 of the Baseball5 European Championship 2023, Finland and France emerge as the dominant forces in Group A, boasting flawless records of 2 wins each. Meanwhile, in Group B, Belgium, Italy, and Lithuania each claim a vital victory, setting the stage for an exciting journey towards the European Baseball5 title.

Field 1 Results:

  • Lithuania VS Moldova: Lithuania dominated with a 2-0 victory in the Best of 3 series, securing wins of 13-0 and 0-10.
  • Estonia VS Italy: Italy emerged victorious with a 2-1 Best of 3 series win (6-5; 17-3; 6-0).
  • Belgium VS Czechia: Belgium claimed a 2-0 Best of 3 series win with scores of 5-8 (extra inning) and 2-4.
  • Netherlands VS Bulgaria: The Netherlands secured a 2-0 Best of 3 series win with scores of 1-4 and 4-1.
  • Finland VS Romania: In a closely contested matchup, Finland emerged with a 2-1 Best of 3 series win (3-4; 1-6; 2-3 extra inning).

Field 2 Results:

  • France VS Latvia: France dominated with a 2-0 Best of 3 series win, boasting scores of 0-17 and 8-1.
  • Bulgaria VS Romania: Bulgaria secured a 2-1 Best of 3 series win with scores of 0-1, 2-1, and 1-4.
  • Latvia VS Finland: Finland claimed a 2-0 Best of 3 series win with scores of 6-1 and 0-18.
  • Spain VS France: France secured a 2-0 Best of 3 series win with scores of 9-1 and 0-3.
  • Spain VS Netherlands: Spain clinched a 2-0 Best of 3 series win against the Netherlands with scores of 1-6 and 7-6 (2 extra innings).

All detailed box scores and additional information for Day 1 can be found in the daily report #1, accessible here.

Following one day of competition, Group A is currently led by Finland and France, both boasting records of 2 wins and 0 losses.
In Group B, Belgium, Italy, and Lithuania stand at the top with one victory each.
Standings can be found here.

The photogallery of day 1 is available on the WBSC Europe Flickr Profile.

The opening day set the stage for an exciting championship, with teams displaying a good level of play in their quest for the title of European Champions.

Cover Photo by Evaldas Žarkaitis