On the sunny 4th day of the BASEBALL EM 2019 Team Austria scores in the 1st inning through a 3-run-homerun by Samuel Hackl. In the 2nd inning Team Austria can score again through a RBI-basehit by Ferdinand Obed. Team Croatia scores in the 2nd inning after a lead-off-triple by Ronald Krsolovic and an RBI-groundball by Ross Vukovich to make it 4:1. The following 3 innings go scoreless by a good performance of the starting pitchers on both sides. Borna Strelec for Croatia and Alexander Seidl for Austria.
In the 7th inning Team Austria goes ahead through a double by Ben Salzmann with bases-loaded and a grand-slam-homerun by Dominik Talir. Together they add 8 more runs to the score to make it 12:1.
Team Croatia has no answer in the 7th. Austrians Starter Alexander Seidl completes 7 innings with only 2 strikeouts. With error-less defense, Team Austria takes its first win of the tournament in mercy rule.
This is actually the first win ever for Team Austria on the highest european level.