Great Britain Wins Rematch With Poland To Finish Fifth

18.7.2015 | Marek Kratochvíl
The battle for fifth place seemed a bit like a roller coaster. In the end, team Great Britain was the more fortunate one with strong finish. Poland finish sixth, but don’t need to be ashamed.
date: 18.7.2015 time: 15:00
Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 T R H E
Velká Británie 4 1 2 0 0 5 1 13 8 6
Polsko 5 0 3 0 3 0 1 12 4 2
Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Brown Damon Skarzynski Szymon

The Brits went in front by four runs in top of first inning thanks to some walks and Robbie Studholm’s 3 RBI hit. However, the Poles answered straight away with Pawel Zagorski’s 2 RBI and 5 runs in total.

As time went, both teams added some more runs, mainly thanks to some more free walks, errors and even some hits. After top of fifth, it was 8-7 in favour of Poland, which added three more runs in bottom taking advantage of two errors with and a nice hit.

The Brits came to life again in top of sixth scoring five runs and turning the game over as they appeared suddenly ahead by 12 runs to 11. They added one more run in 7th and Poland had to score twice to stay in the game. They filled the bases and scored once on a hit by pitch, but with one out the Brits managed to deliver a double play from pitcher to 1b to 3b and won it 13-12.

“We did too many errors today, but the Brits had some as well. On the other side, we had also some hits. We’re sixth, but we could have been fifth or even fourth. Everybody can win, but also lose – that’s softball,” Poland’s coach Mateusz Macniak said after the game.

“It was a really tight game. We worried if our pitcher will make it in the end, but he did and we also hit the balls, which is a good sign. The boys are really excited right now,” Josh Peat added.