In a very balanced game against the Defending Champions from Bollate, Forlì won the Women's Softball European Premiere Cup.
In the Women's Softball European Premiere Cup Championship Game, the two Italian Clubs from Bollate and Forlì played a very balanced game. The attacks were dominated by pitchers until the sixth inning, when Bollate managed to score once (Sheldon on a sacrifice fly by Costa).
On the last chance for Forlì, at the seventh inning with one out, Laura Wissink double giving hope to Forlì. With base loaded, a single by Cerioni allows tying the game 1-1. Forlì scored 4 more runs, two on a throwing error and two on a single on the right side by Suka Van Gurp.
Bollate reacted scoring one run on the bottom of the seventh, on the singles by Bigatton and Gasparotto, taking the score 2-5.
Forlì managed to close the game, claiming the fourth European Premiere Cup Title in their history.
Bronze Medal Game
In the Bronze Medal Game, the Dutch team Roef! faced the Spanish squad of Rivas. Roef! took the lead on the bottom of the first inning when the Dutch leadoff Wies Ligtvoet scored on a wild pitch. The Spanish Champions tied the game at the fourth thanks to three hits by Anyibell Ramirez, Kimberly Jones and Carmen Caicoya.
The tie lasted until the eighth inning. While the Spanish did not score, the Dutch scored thanks to a sacrifice fly by Sophie Verdaasdonk that pushed home Sterre Duijn place on second on the tie-break.
Roef! (NED) claimed the bronze medal against Rivas (ESP), 1-2.
Rewatch some the games from the Women's European Premiere Cup on Softball Europe YouTube Channel.
The photogallery of the event is published on Softball Europe Facebook page.
Results, and standings can be found on the WBSC Europe website.