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2024 Baseball European Federation Cup Day Two Recap

 Matt Tallarini  |    Jun 5th, 2024 10:44am EDT

The World Baseball Softball Confederation Europe sector event, the Baseball European Federation Cup, had its first day of action on June 3.  

The 2024 Baseball European Federation Cup will be held from June 3 to 8 at the Zürich Heerenschürli Baseball Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland.  

The 2024 Baseball European Federation Cup games will be at the Zürich Heerenschürli Baseball Stadium. 

The round-robin of the BEFC will be from June 3-7. The BEFC championship game will be on June 8.  

All 2024 BEFC live games are streamed with a paid subscription on https://baseballeurope.tv/home 

June 4, 2024  

(0-1) London Mets (GBR) 3, (1-0) Hoboken Pioneers (BEL) 8   

The Hoboken Pioneers beat the London Mets on Tuesday 8-3 behind starting pitcher Ben Van Nuffel, who threw seven innings and allowed six hits, one earned run, one walk, and six strikeouts.  

Hoboken Pioneers relief pitchers Brendan Verspreet and Zane Hendrickx threw two innings, walked one batter, and struck out two during their Tuesday win.  

The London Mets pitching staff, including starting pitcher Chris Messer and relief pitchers Pietro Sollecito and Thomas Flaherty, pitched eight innings and allowed 13 hits, six earned runs, four walks, and 10 strikeouts.  

The Pioneers got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning from left fielder Xander Verspreet rocking an RBI single to right field, scoring center fielder Luis Unda for the game’s first run.  

The London Mets struck the scoreboard in the top of the fourth inning with right fielder Jesus Geremias Valencia Dominguez driving a solo home run over the left field wall to tie the game at 1-1.  

A few batters later, London Mets catcher Sean Gondobintoro smacked a two-run single to right field, scoring left fielder Thomas Flaherty and shortstop Brendan Power to take the lead at 3-1.  

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Pioneers tacked on another run with first baseman Rob Lewis driving a single through the right side of the infield, scoring Xander Verspreet to cut the deficit to 3-2.  

The Pioneers plowed five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, with second baseman Wesley Janssens scoring on a wild pitch during designated hitter Lino Ballardini’s at-bat to tie the game up at 3-3.  

Pioneers catcher Benjamin Goffaux broke the tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with an infield RBI single, scoring Ballardini to make it 4-3.  

Shortly after, during third baseman Dennis De Quint’s at-bat, shortstop Zion De Brauwer came in to score on a wild pitch to extend the lead to 5-3.  

De Quint helped his cause in the same at-bat by hitting an RBI groundout to shortstop, scoring Goffaux to make it 6-3.  

The next batter, Xander Verspreet, drove an RBI single through the left side of the infield, scoring Unda for a 7-3 lead.  

Goffaux roped the day’s final run on Tuesday with an infield RBI single to shortstop, scoring right fielder Lucas Rizzi to punctuate the board at 8-3.  

Hendrickx struck out two out of three batters he faced when he entered the top of the ninth inning, getting second baseman Jamie Dix and Power before having Gondobintoro fly out to left field for the final out of the game to beat the London Mets 8-3.  

 

(1-1) Mariners (IRL) 6, (0-2) London Mets (GBR) 1  

Mariners starting pitcher James Ian Kelly and relief pitcher Patrick Mitchell combined for nine innings, allowing six hits, no earned runs, seven walks, and 13 strikeouts during their win on Tuesday.  

Kelly was the designated hitter in the lineup and played left field defensively for the final three innings.  

London Mets starting pitcher Mitchel Vom Scheidt and relief pitcher Tosh Lawson threw nine innings and allowed 13 hits, three earned runs, four walks, and 10 strikeouts.  

Mariners first baseman Daniel John Woodburne helped the offense get on the board in the top of the first inning by reaching on a fielder’s choice from London Mets shortstop Thomas Flaherty, committing a throwing error, resulting in center fielder Leo Farrell coming in to score the first run of the game.  

In the top of the second inning, the Mariners offense cracked four runs on the board beginning with second baseman Fionn Gallahar-Hall drawing a bases loaded walk, scoring shortstop Gareth Edward Donnelly to extend the lead to 2-0.  

The next batter, Farrell, pissed a two-run double to right field, scoring Mitchell and right fielder James Francis Kelly III to make it 4-0.  

Mariners third baseman Daniel Joseph Sweatland, a few moments later, lifted a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Gallahar-Hall for the fifth run of the game.  

The Mariners got their sixth run on Tuesday with catcher Patrick Marley Kelly hitting an infield single to third base, scoring James Ian Kelly to make it 6-0.  

The Mets got their lone run of the game from catcher Sean Gondobintoro reaching on a throwing error from Donnelly, scoring second Brendan Power to make it 6-1.  

In his third inning of work, Mitchell would get Mets left fielder Zach Stroman to strike out looking the final out of the game in the bottom of the ninth inning en route to the Mariners 6-1 victory on Tuesday.  

 

(2-0) Rattviks BSK (SWE) 9, (0-1) Zurich Barracudas (SUI) 3  

The Rattviks BSK won their second game in the 2024 BEFC and beat the Zurich Barracudas 9-3 on Tuesday.  

The Rattviks BSK pitching staff between starting pitcher Sam Borjes and relief pitchers Benjamin Johnson and Olle Jerfsten threw nine innings, allowed five hits, two earned runs, four walks, and struck out 15 batters.  

Benjamin Johnson played defensively at second base before coming into the game to pitch.  

Borges threw four innings and allowed two earned runs, four walks, and eight strikeouts during Tuesday’s win in his no-decision start.  

Benjamin Johnson recorded the win and threw four innings, allowing two hits and six strikeouts.  

The Rattviks BSK got on the board first in the top of the second inning, with Benjamin Johnson scoring on a passed ball during first baseman Kalle Hoglund’s at-bat for the game’s first run.  

The Zurich Barracudas tied the game up at one a piece in the bottom of the second with third baseman Alexander Addison Burce coming into score on a passed ball during second baseman Benjamin Montag’s at-bat to make it 1-1.  

In the top of the third inning, the Rattviks BSK offense with center fielder Joel Johnson hitting a ground ball to third base, scoring catcher Elias Nordsell to capture the lead at 2-1.  

The next batter, shortstop Daniel Johson, rocked an RBI single to left field, scoring Jerfsten to make it 3-1.  

The Zurich Barracudas tied the game up in the bottom of the third inning with left fielder Aron Ramon Augsburger grounding out to third base with catcher Nicholas Robin Fischer coming into score to cut the deficit to one run at 3-2.  

A few moments later, during first baseman Nils Bruderli’s at-bat, shortstop Casey Rother came in to score from third base with a throwing error by Norsdell attempting to cut down Friedrich Bar at second. Bar advanced to third after Rother scored to make it 3-3.  

During the top of the fourth inning, the Rattviks BSK offense broke the tie. Right fielder Albin Kack reached on a throwing error from Montag, and Sam Borjes came into the score to take the lead at 4-3.  

Rattviks BSK left fielder Tommy Lindell finished the day in his five at-bats with three hits, one RBI, one strikeout and scoring one run.  

Daniel Johnson recorded two RBI, two hits, and scored one run in his four at-bats.  

In his five at-bats, Rattviks BSK first baseman Kale Hoglund smacked two hits and one RBI.  

Joel Johson had two RBI and struck out once in his four at-bats during their second win of the 2024 BEFC.  

The Zurich Barracuda’s pitching staff, with starting pitcher Fabio Nico Bundi and relief pitchers Friedrich Bar and Tim Bruderli, threw nine innings and allowed 10 hits, seven earned runs, five walks, and three strikeouts during Tuesday’s loss.  

 2024 BEFC Game Schedule 

All game start times are Eastern Standard Time  

June 3, 2024  

Rattviks BSK (SWE) 10, Mariners (IRL) 0   

June 5, 2024  

London Mets (GBR) vs. Rattviks BSK (SWE) – 7 a.m. EST  

Zurich Barracudas (SUI) vs. Hoboken Pioneers (BEL) – noon EST  

June 6, 2024  

Hoboken Pioneers (BEL) vs. Rattviks BSK (SWE) – 7 a.m. EST  

Mariners (IRL) vs. Zurich Barracudas (SUI) – 12 p.m. EST  

 June 7, 2024  

Hoboken Pioneers (BEL) vs. Mariners (IRL) 7 a.m. EST  

Zurich Barracudas (SUI) vs. London Mets (GBR) 12 p.m. EST  

June 8, 2024 – Championship Game  

2nd Seed vs. 1st Seed – 6 a.m. EST  

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Matt Tallarini
Matthew (Matt) Tallarini is the Founder and Chief Correspondent for the World Baseball Network. Matt played semi-professional baseball with the Pelham Mets in Pelham, New York for four years, including the 2018 Semi Pro World Series. During the pandemic, Matt began engaging with international baseball, as a way to keep connected to the sport. Matt created the World Baseball Network and its signature website, WorldBaseball.com as a way to promote and inform similar likeminded fans about the players, teams and leagues innovating the sport of baseball and feeding into Major League Baseball (MLB). As a result of Matt’s efforts, World Baseball Network is now the benchmark standard for international baseball coverage, including MLB, MiLB, NCAA, Korea, Japan, Caribbean, Baseball United, WBC, WBSC and more. In a short time, Matt has interviewed a who’s who of global baseball legends and coaches. These include: Former Yankee closer Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera; Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman; former Yankee Luis Sojo veteran of four Yankee World series teams; Mickey Callaway former MLB manager; Paul Mainieri LSU National Championship coach; Eric Holtz manager Team Israel of the 2020 Olympics; Ian Kinsler former MLB player and now Israel national team player; Harold Ramirez of the Tampa Bay Rays formerly with the Indians and Cubs; Joey Meneses of the Washington Nationals; and Mike Cameron current USA Baseball advisor former-MLB outfielder. Matt Tallarini is 2015 graduate of Mitchell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a 2022 graduate of Iona University with a Masters in Finance. Since its inception, Matt has been the Chief Correspondent for World Baseball Network. Matt has interviewed and interacted with many international players and coaches including former Yankee closer Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman, former Yankee Luis Sojo veteran of four Yankee World series teams, Mickey Callaway former MLB manager, Paul Mainieri LSU National Championship coach, Eric Holtz manager Team Israel of the 2020 Olympics, Ian Kinsler former MLB player and now Israel national team player, Harold Ramirez of the Tampa Bay Rays formerly with the Indians and Cubs, Joey Meneses of the Washington Nationals, Mike Cameron current USA Baseball advisor former-MLB outfielder. Matthew is 2015 graduate of Mitchell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a 2022 graduate of Iona University with a Masters in Finance.