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Baseball European Federation Cup June 5 Recap

 Matt Tallarini  |    Jun 5th, 2024 10:46pm EDT

 

Two games of The 2024 Baseball European Federation Cup took place on Wednesday, June 5. Every game will be played 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 5, 2024  

(1-2) London Mets (GBR) 2, (3-0) Rattviks BSK (SWE) 3  

The Rattviks BSK won on Wednesday over the London Mets 3-2 with a game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning, with second baseman Benjamin Johnson ripping a two-out RBI single to left field and catcher Elias Nordsell coming into the score.  

Rattviks BSK starting pitcher Joel Johnson threw a complete game with nine innings under his belt and allowed four hits, one earned run, five walks, and eight strikeouts during his performance.  

Johnson dialed 123 pitches with 72 strikes on Wednesday.  

The London Mets had four defensive errors during their Wednesday loss.  

London Mets starting pitcher Ryan Mclaughlin pitched seven innings, allowing seven hits, one earned run, one walk, and six strikeouts.  

Mets relief pitcher Rich Minford recorded the loss on Wednesday and threw 1.2 innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and one strikeout.  

The Mets got on the board first in the top of the third inning, with third baseman Jamie Dix scoring on a passed ball during shortstop Thomas Flaherty’s at-bat to capture a 1-0 lead.  

The Rattviks BSK offense struck the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning with shortstop Daniel Johnson cranking a two-run double to center field, scoring right fielder Albin Kack and designated hitter Joel Johnson to take the lead at 2-1.  

In the top of the sixth inning, the Mets tied the game up at two with catcher Sean Gondobintoro slamming an RBI single up the middle, scoring left fielder Zach Stroman to even the score at 2-2.  

Minford came in looking to complete six outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in his second inning and gave up an infield single to Nordsell to start the inning.  

The next batter, third baseman Ole Jerfsten, placed a sacrifice bunt attempt, and Flaherty committed his second error of the game, allowing him to reach first base, and Nordsell moved to second base.  

Kack laid down a sacrifice bunt right after and moved Nordsell to third base and Jerfsten to second base on the attempt, with runners on second and third with one out.  

A few moments later, Benjamin Johnson came up to put the Mets to bed with a game-winning RBI single to left field, scoring Nordsell. The Rattviks BSK won 3-2 to remain undefeated at the 2024 BEFC.  

(0-2) Zurich Barracudas (SUI) 2, (2-0) Hoboken Pioneers (BEL) 9  

The Hoboken Pioneers won 9-2 against the Zurich Barracudas on Wednesday, the third day of the 2024 BEFC.   

The Hoboken Pioneers pitching staff, between starting pitcher Kevin Desmedt and relief pitchers Sam Van Nuffel, Ruben Van Landuyt, Brendan Verspreet, and Zane Hendrickx, threw nine innings. It allowed five hits, one earned run, one walk, and eight strikeouts.  

Desmedt recorded the win and threw five innings, allowing two hits and four strikeouts on Wednesday night.  

Zurich Barracudas starting pitcher Cee-Jay Eduard Salvoldelli recorded the loss, threw 1.1 innings, and allowed three hits, two earned runs, and four walks.  

The Zurich Barracudas pitching staff, with relief pitchers Fynn Principato Himmelsbach and Benjamin Montag, threw eight innings and allowed six hits, four earned runs, 10 walks, and one strikeout during Wednesday’s loss.  

The Pioneers scored six runs in the bottom of the second inning to open up the floodgates.  

The Barracuda’s defense had three errors, and the Pioneers had four on Wednesday.  

Pioneers left fielder Xander Verspreet had two hits and two RBIs, scored two runs, and walked once in his four at-bats.  

Pioneers catcher Benjamin Goffaux had two hits and two RBIs, scored two runs, and walked once in his three at-bats.  

 

2024 BEFC Game Schedule 

All game start times are Eastern Standard Time  

June 3, 2024  

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

June 4, 2024  

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

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

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

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.