The top four teams: Hoboken Pioneers, DSS, Olympia Haarlem, and Mediterraneo entered Friday getting ready for their quarterfinal and semifinal evening games.
Close games may have been expected, but the scores 8-1 and 7-1 tell a different story.
DSS and Hoboken Pioneers met in the quarterfinal game.
Two strong innings by DSS decided the game. In the second inning, DSS recorded five hits and four runs, in the sixth they added two runs after the Belgian defense had broken down.
Hoboken kept showing a good offensive performance during the whole tournament, but suddenly, they couldn’t find the strength anymore.
DSS won the game 8-1 in the sixth inning and advanced to the second semifinal game.
Hoboken placed fourth in the tournament.
Mediterraneo vs Olympia in the first semifinal
Both teams began with their top starters – Eva Voortman in the circle for Olympia, Anisley Lopez pitched for Mediterraneo.
The surprise happened in the third inning already. Four hits, an error, and the score was suddenly 3-0. Pitching change for Mediterraneo in the following inning didn’t stop the Dutch from scoring.
The final score was a surprising 7-1 for Olympia, who became the first finalist of the Women’s Cup Winner’s Cup.
Last four games of the tournament
Mediterraneo and DSS will meet in the second semifinal on Saturday at 13:00
The grand final is scheduled for 18:00.
Two more games are scheduled for Saturday in Caserta: the 7th place game at 10:30 – Wesseling Vermins vs Horsholm, and the 5th place game at 15:30 – Zraloci vs Forli.