T&A San Marino is back on the throne in European Baseball. The Titans defeated ASD Rimini 10-4 in the decisive third match of the European Champions Cup Final Series. It’s their first title since 2011, when they won the Final Four in Brno.
San Marino decided the outcome early, scoring four runs in the bottom of the second. They added four more runs between the fourth and the sixth and ran away with an easy victory. Jairo Ramos hit a home run and drove in two. Giovanni Pantaleoni collected three RBI.
Joe Mazzuca, who later got named Most Valuable Player of the final series, went 1-for-4 with a walk, a home run, a run and a RBI. He batted .364 for the series.
Adolfo Gomez crossed the plate three times, Giuseppe Mazzanti had two RBI for Rimini.
Just two days after starting and throwing 7 1/3 innings in game one of the series, Junior Guerra took the mound again and struck out seven in six strong frames. He issued just four hits, a run and two walks. Rightfully so he also got named Best Pitcher of the series.
Roberto Corradini, who got the final three outs in game two, lasted just 1 1/3 innings for Rimini, taking the loss. He conceded three hits, four runs and a walk. Four relievers couldn’t keep San Marino’s offense in check and Rimini remained empty handed.
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