CBS Rivas won the Spanish National Championship, División de Honor de Sófbol, topping CB Viladecans in the best-of-five series, 3-1.
Viladecans took the lead in the Spanish Softball Series, winning game one, 4-2. Rivas took game two, 6-2, to tie the series thanks to an outstanding performance of the winning pitcher Merlys Gonzalez that only allowed two hits to Viladecans and struck out 13 batters. Rivas kept the winning streak in games three and four of the series.
In the third game, Villacadens scored once at the top of the second when Goicoechea singled and later crossed home plate on a wild pitch. Down 1-0, Rivas answered on the bottom of the seventh with two runs: Diaz reached on a fielder's choice and scored on a triple by Maria Caicoya, that later scored on a walk-off single by Carmen Caicoya. In game four, Sojo hit two solo home runs on the third and the fifth to give the W to Rivas, 2-0.
The following weekend, CB Viladecans topped CBS Rivas, 4-0, to win the Copa de S.M. la Reina, the Spanish Softball Cup.
/ Cover photo by Grega Valancic