Czechs Are Champions; They Hit Two Homers In Final

18.7.2015 | Marek Kratochvíl
3 RBI home run by Jakub Hajný, great job from Michal Holobrádek and whole Czech defence and Jan Cabalka’s walk-off home run in the end. Those were the reasons for a quite one-sided Final win for host side.
date: 18.7.2015 time: 18:00
Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 T R H E
Dánsko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Česká republika 3 0 1 0 2 2 8 5 0
Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Holobrádek Michal Holmelund Tobias

First two Danish players got on base and with intentional walk for Brown, they had them loaded. However, Holobrádek pulled of three strike outs to avoid runs. The Czechs got two players on base and with Jakub Hajný hitting a home run, they went in front by three runs. Starting pitcher Holmelund was then immediately substituted by Lukas Lohmann.

In bottom of third, Dan Bukáček hit an RBI double and two innings later, the Czechs increased their lead with two RBIs by Jan Cabalka and Dan Černý.

The Danes didn’t break the home defence in top of sixth as well and they had to defend through the bottom to have one more try. However, Jan Cabalka hit a home run with one runner on base to finish the game.

The Czechs are new Junior European Champions, Denmark take silver and Croatia bronze medals.

“Anything else than Gold would be a failure. We’re happy, but this was our only goal,” said Dušan Šnelly. His colleague Jaroslav Korčák added: “Our offense and pitching decided again. We had also some decent plays in defence, when they hit the ball in.”

Anton Brown from Denmark gives credit to Czech pitcher Michal Holobrádek as well. “[Holobrádek] pitched very well. It was a tough game. We were down by three runs early in the game and against a team like this one it’s always hard to come back. We played three games against them, but every one of them was completely different,” he said.