Month: May 2018

Austrian Future stays alive, beat Swiss U22

In a thriller at the softball field, Austrian Future overcomes a 8:3 deficit and wins the game to stay in the tournament with 12:11 against their Swiss colleagues.

The Austrians move on to play another game tomorrow and will still have the chance to finish on the third place. The Swiss delegation will face another Austrian team tomorrow morning: Austrian Power

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The North earns first win, Team Awesome defeats M-Stars

Team Awesome started of big against the Team from Vienna, the M-Stars. Eight runs within the first inning looked like a cristal-clear thing, but the M-Stars kept fighting, but it took them until the third to come through. A strong team-connection, hard hits, let them shorten the deficit to only two runs and one inning later they even took the 8:10-lead. Team Awesome were shut out the following innings but when the last inning was called, the scored three runs to walk-off and walk away with the win: 12:11. With this, Team Awesome will also move on to the final, played tomorrow, Monday, at 12:45.

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Meanwhile, the North faced Varazdin, who were both looking for their first win of the tournament. With a strong performance offensivly and a solid pitching performance on the mound, the Canadians walked away with their first W, beating the Croatians 7:4.

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Austria outscores Sissach, Future beats Power

The Austrian National Team celebrated a slug-fest against Sissach this morning. Austria took the lead in the first and never looked back. While Alex Seidl threw a great game, Richard Alzinger lead the offense, going 3for3 with a home run and five RBIs. The final score after five was 15:0.

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On the softball field, the matchup between the youth program teams of the Austrian Baseball Federation took place. Austria Future had the better start and outdueled their colleagues from the first inning on. In the fourth they came up big and scored 10 runs to finalize the score to 15:4.

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Sunday morning wins for Team Hungary and Pee Wees

Sunday morning brought us two matchups with some great action on the field. On the baseball diamond, Vindija Varazdin tried to earn their first win of the tournament to keep the chance for the semis alive. Team Hungary was in a much better position, having their ticket to the semis in sight. It seemed like the Hungarians had a better night, starting to score from their first inning on. Meanwhile our guests from Croatian couldn’t find the rhythm, showing some miss-plays in the defense and allowing nine runs at the very start. From there on the game styed tight and Team Hungary earned win number two, to take the lead in group B. Final score: 13:1.

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Meanwhile on the softball field, the PeeWees faced the U22 National Team of Switzerland. The Swiss had won yesterday’s opening game in walkoff-fashion against their Austrian colleagues. Also against the experienced tam from St. Pölten they should a lot of courage and even though the girls were already trailing 8:2, they fought back to tie the game in the second. From there on, they couldn’t keep the pace and the PeeWees came up on to. In the end, the PeeWees walked away with a 15:8-win to move on in the tournament.

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Schedule update and stats online

Baseball and softball is all about fun, but also about stats!

On our Statistic section, we have the team stats for Saturday online:

> Statistics

With the group stage in the books, we start with the softball playoff stage tomorrow! Check out the new schedule for Sunday on the finkstonball website’s schedule section:

> Softball Schedule


A’s move on to semis, Austrian Future fight back for first win

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.
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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.

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