The Russia has discharged the anger for the failure to qualify for the quarter-finals, caused by a comeback with completed against Great Britain, onUkraine (15-5 to 7th) in the first race of matches which assigning the positions from 9th to 16th. The Russians were practically enough two shots, the first with four points (Vasilev’s home runs of three) and the second with seven scores, the result of three hits, three bases, two hit and one error. After replacing the departing Liakhovetskyi with Lukin, things went slightly for the Ukrainians, who were unable to avoid the closure by manifestation. Seventeen hits from Russia (4/5 Valiente, with 3pbc, 3/4 Makarkin, 2/2 Vasilev with 4pbc), against the eight granted by Lukashevic, Ilin and Trusov. Many opportunities wasted by the two teams for a total of 23 remained in base
The Russians will find tomorrow (Thursday 16 September) in Turin (10.30) theAustria who, having disposed of the heavy defeat on Tuesday against Italy, has narrowly exceeded Slovakia with the result of 4-3 in comeback thanks to the two decisive points scored in the lower part of the fifth inning with a long home run in the center winger beaten by Ferdinand Obed who made double the Slovak advantage (upper part of the fifth) defeated by Mario Gottchall. Austria had already taken the lead in the second inning on error and a sacrifice sprint by Marcel Mariette, but then Slovakia was able to respond in the following attack, or in the upper part of the third, with five consecutive hits that led to just two points. The complete match (8 rounds) of the Slovak pitcher Jakub Izold (5SO, 4BB, 2PG) engaged in the seventh spot of the lineup (1-4) was useless.
The Germany finds compactness and in the first exit of the second phase, at the stadium Buole Pass, measurement fold (3-2) la France, at the end of a game well played by the two teams. For four innings the scene is all for the starters Prioul (5bv-2so in 4.1rl) and Wilhelm (2bv-5so in 7.1rl) who leave the two attacks dry. The Germans unlocked the starting 0-0 in 5th thanks to Schimdt’s valid and Brenk’s sacrifice sprint. The 3-0 of Germany also reaches the seventh, on Helmig’s hit, the best hitter of the 3/4 match. France made up for it in the eighth round: Jimiminian scores with a single Vissac. The transalpines also find the 2-3 thanks to a crazy throw that allows Brossier to run home. Nothing else happens until the end for the good relief of Brenk who gets salvation.
Duly supported by Benjamin Johnson (4bv-1so), la Sweden, to the “John Paul II” of Avigliana he gave a sonorous lesson to the Greece, 10-0 at 7th. Probably in shock for the conclusion of the first phase, with the daring and the consequent exclusion from the quarters, the Hellenes have never managed to hold back the batters and runners who have scored consecutively in the first six innings, putting together 11 hits ( 2/3 Joel Johnsson, Brandt and Melendez; 2/4 Melin), against the four of Greece. Greece presented itself with the former Grosseto Baseball Bourdianotis (3rl-8bv-3so), taken over by Christidis and Orfanidis. Greece will have to try to avoid relegation to poule B by confronting France.
The four winning formations will return to the field on Thursday to play a sort of semifinal to secure a place between ninth and 12th place, the losers will play on Friday with the aim of establishing the teams that will make the finals from 13th to 16th. place.
Relegation 9 ° -12 ° percent, Thursday’s program: 3 pm, Avigliana, Sweden-Germany; 10.30 am in Turin, Russia-Austria.
Relegation 13 ° -16 percent, Friday’s program: 10 am, in Settimo, Ukraine-Slovakia, 10.30 am, in Turin, Greece-France.
On the cover, France catcher Soliveres eliminates Helmig at home (Ezr / NADOC)