Men's European Championship (XV)
Location: Ledenice, Sezimovo Ústí, Czech Republic
Dates: 21 Jun 2021 to 26 Jun 2021
Czech Republic is the 2021 Men's Softball European Champion
For the fifth time in a row, Czech Republic is the Men’s Softball European Champion.
On the way to the Gold Medal, Czech Republic defeated Denmark, 2-4, claiming the fifth European Title in a row.
After two innings dominated by pitchers, Denmark managed to score twice. Reaching on 4 balls, Martin SIMONSEN scored on a passed ball, and Frederik TERKELSEN, single to center field, scored on the double of Daniel JULENON.
Czech National Team kept fighting until the sixth inning when the leadoff of the inning ŠULC Milan singled up the middle and pushed him home Marek MALÝ with a single through the left side. MALÝ scored on a single to right field of Tomáš KLEIN. Patrik KOPEČNÝ and Tomáš KLEIN both scored on two wild pitches of the Danish pitcher Kim HANSEN.
Czech pitcher Jakub OSIČKA closed the game with three strikeouts to crown Czech fifth consecutive European Title.
Bronze Medal Game
For the very first time, Croatia wins a medal at the Men's Softball European Championship.
In the Bronze Medal game, Damir Mandić hit a grand slam and Matej Kamenski one-run home run twice to give Croatia the W against Team France (6-4).
Rewatch the games from the Men's Softball European Championship on baseballsoftball.tv, and on Czech Softball YouTube Channel.
Results, and standings can be found on the WBSC Europe website.
The event served as a qualifier for the WBSC Men's World Cup 2022 which will take place in New Zealand from 26 November to 4 December in Auckland, New Zealand.
The first two National Teams qualified.