After a great opening ceremony, the home team ASAK Athletics faced their friends from Sissach. With a mighty lineup the A’s could bolster their winning ambitions from the first inning on with five runners crossing home plate. Omar Duenas pitched for the Austrians and showed a stelar performance. His succesor, Lukas Büscher didn’t allow a run and so did legend Wolfgang Strini to close out the win. In the fifth, the Athletics added one more run to win the matchup in mercy rule – 11:1.
The last game of the day on the softball field was full of hits and lots of hits. It started off with three runs for the Austrian youth team and whoever thought the Swiss U22 would trail from here was proofed wrong. With a struggling pitcher and some missed plays the girls from Switzerland score one run after the other and wouldn’t be stopped until the scoreboard showed a 8:3 lead. Not Austria at bat, wanted to fight back and had an even tougher answer prepared: they topped the Swiss eight runs with nine on their side and took the 12:8-lead. But even with this setback the Swiss stayed in the game, scored one run after the other could finally walk-off for a 12:13 win.