The British team beats Team Austria after a five-run seventh to secure the ninth place in this years European Championship.
Both teams seemed to be highly motivated to finish the tournament with a win showing their offensive strength in the first inning. Great Britain managed to score four runs on four hits, but Team Austria immediately answered by puuting six runs on the scoreboard. In the third and fourth inning they even increased their lead on one more run per inning. But the British team didn´t give up and scored two runs in the fifth coming back to within two runs. It was the seventh inning when they managed to turn the game around, after five runs it was eleven to eight for Great Britain. Austrias comeback attempts came up short, they didn´t mnage to score more than one run in the ninth and Great Britain wo the game by a final score of eleven to nine.
The British starter threw only 2.1 innings allowing seven runs, relievers Cody Chartrand and Daniel Cooper both allowed only one to earn the Win (Chartrand) and Save (Cooper). In the British offense Jordan Serena stood out with a Home Run, Alex Crosby and Richard Brereton both recorded two Hits. For Team Austria starter Ryan Rupp allowed five runs over 4.2 innings of work, the three Austrian relievers gave up six more, but only two of them were earned. The Austrian offense outhit Great Britain recording five more hits, Samuel Hackl stood out with three.
After the British win they finish the tournament in ninth place, the Austrian team finishes tenth.