With summaryDutch baseball players won their first bronze medal at the European Baseball Championships on Sunday afternoon. In the consolation final, the German baseball players were defeated 4-5. A home run in the 10th inning was ultimately decisive.
It is the first time that baseball players have won a bronze medal in the European Championships. The Dutch baseball team is the absolute record holder with 24 European titles. The last four editions have also been won by the Netherlands. In the semi-final match, the team lost to Spain 6-1 and then lost 6-7.
The Netherlands fell behind against Germany due to Simon Baumer’s goal. Homeruns by Juremi Profar and Dashenko Ricardo and a German error led the Dutch team to a 3-1 lead. Then Germany came back 3-3 and that was also the score after nine innings. In extra time, Germany scored one goal, but Ricardo’s second goal gave the Netherlands two points and the bronze medal.
Spain won the European title a day after the match against the Netherlands. The lineup was too strong for Great Britain in the final (11-2)
Watch the consolation finale recap here.
Watch the match summary between Spain and the Netherlands here.
Watch the match summary against Israel.
Watch the match summary against Croatia.
Watch the summary of the first match against France here:
Watch the summary of the second match against Ukraine here:
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