Game #8: Swiss National Team 7 (3-0) vs. East Europe All-Stars 1 (1-2) (F/6)

180429 EEA SW 0112Yannic Sutter pitched a gem for the Swiss National Team in game two Sunday, as his team gave him plenty of run support and won 7-1 over the East Europe All-Stars. In six innings, Sutter allowed just one hit on three hits and two walks, while striking out nine.

The Swiss took the lead first, in the bottom of the first, when, with the bases loaded, Livio Bundi hit a pop fly to second base and reached on an error, allowing Nicholas Fischer to score from third. Jonah Schaller later walked and scored Nik Diener in the process. Michael Diaz Pino scored on a wild pitch during Aron Augsburger's at-bat, and Augsburger reached on an error to score Bundi. In the inning, the Swiss scored four runs off two East Europe errors, two walks and a hit batsman.

East Europe regrouped in the top of the second, but in hindsight, had a chance for more in the inning. With two outs, Aras Michalauskas walked and was pinch ran for by Ugnius Navickas. Navickas moved up 90 feet, when Eimantas Dudulis singled to center field, and Vilius Paikovas brought Navickas home, when he doubled to left field (4-1). Ugnius Cepelonis was hit by a pitch, loading the bases, but East Europe couldn’t capitalize any further, as the inning ended with a ground out.

Sutter retired 12 of the next 13 batters he faced in order, as Cepelonis was only able to reach base because of an error. Pino, Bundi and Logan Lavenexall scored on wild pitches later in the game, as the Swiss National Team completed a 7-1 victory and stayed undefeated in the tournament.


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