Sunny day, high temperatures, and six seven-inning games - that was the first day of the Coed Slowpitch European Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Slovenia opened the tournament with a game against Great Britain. Slovenians almost tied the game in the fifth, but team GB fought back and made the score clear – 19:10.

The Czech Republic won over the hosting Bulgaria, but their performance at bat was not the best one. The Czech didn’t improve their offense not even in the next game against Germany, which cost them a loss 16:9.

Team GB recorded one more win against Ireland – 25:11.

The most attractive game of the day started at 5 pm. Ireland was in the lead against Germany the whole game, the score was 11:8 when Germans started their last chances at bat. And they did well. They managed to score four runs and won the game.

After the opening ceremony, Bulgaria took on Slovenia, who was stronger and recorded their first win in the tournament – 21:15.

Schedule, results, and play by play is available here

-Helena Novotna-