ITALY – Raul Rivero and Alex Bassani combined on a five-hit shutout and Unipolsai Bologna blanked the L&D Amsterdam Pirates to win the 2019 European Champions Cup crown.
Rivero (1-1) limited Amsterdam to just four hits and one walk over 7 2/3 dominant innings with 14 strikeouts to earn the win. Bassani registered the final four outs to seal the title-clinching victory.
Infielders Johnatan Polonius and Francesco Fuzzi both paced Bologna with a pair of hits and two RBIs apiece, while teammates Osman Marval, Jose Ferrini, Ericson Leonora and Alessandro Vaglio each collected two hits.
Most Valuable Player
Osman Marval, UnipolSai Bologna, Italy
.625 Alexander Rubanowitz, Ostrava Arrows, Czech Republic
0.00 Stephen Perakslis, UnipolSai Bologna, Italy
2019 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP
1. Unipolsai Bologna, Italy (4-1)
2. L&D Amsterdam, The Netherlands (4-1)
3. Curacao Neptunus, The Netherlands (4-1)
4. Parmaclima, Italy (2-3)
5. Rouen Huskies, France (2-2)
6. Bonn Capitals, Germany (1-3)
7. Arrows Ostrava, Czech Republic (2-3)
8. Deurne Spartans, Belgium (0-5)