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2019 CEB Cup

From BR Bullpen

The 2019 CEB Cup was held in early June in Brno in the Czech Republic.


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June 9[edit]

  • Zurich Challengers 16, Vindija Varadzin 1. Croatia gets knocked from the CEB Cup with another blowout loss. Sandy Patrone holds them to three hits and one unearned run in five innings in a mercy rule rout. Among Switzerland's hitting stars are CF Noah Williamson (3 R), C Tanner Donnels (3 R, 3 RBI), 2B James Sanders (3 R, 4 RBI) and 1B Carlos Nepomuceno (3 RBI). Anton Lekic takes the loss.
  • Montigny Cougars 3, Minsk 2. The 3rd/4th place game is a close affair. Neither Yorfrank Lopez (Montigny) or Yauheni Kurhun (Minsk) allows a run through ten innings even with the IBAF Extra Innings Rule coming into play in the 10th; Lopez didn't even give up a hit through ten. 1B Dylan Mayeux's sacrifice fly off Kiryl Kazlouski scores LF Guillame Raphet with the winner in the 12th; each team has a runner thrown out at home to end their part of the 12th. Lopez allows only two hits, two walks and two unearned runs in 12 innings, striking out 17.
  • Heidenheim Heideköpfe 3, Draci Brno 0. 44-year-old Enorbel Márquez shows he can still dominate, allowing only three hits and one walk in eight innings while striking out eight to down the hosts as Germany won a second spot in the 2020 European Champions Cup. Justin Erasmus closed it out with a 1-2-3 9th as Heidenheim had five shutouts in five games. Márquez was matched evenly for seven innings by another veteran, 42-year-old Peter Moylan, a long-time major leaguer. Moylan was replaced in the 8th by Radim Chroust, who allowed all three batters to reach. Martin Schneider relieved and gave up a two-run single to CF Gary Owens. C Simon Gühring reached base three of four appearances for Heidenheim. C Petr Čech had two of the three hits for Brno. Márquez would win tournament MVP for his gem.

Championship Game[edit]

Heidenheim Heideköpfe 3-0 Draci Brno

Final Standings[edit]

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