After a surprising rout of the KBO, team Europe wasn’t quite a match for the CPBL representatives. The foundation of the loss was built in the first two innings when the CPBL scored seven runs. Eventually Europe lost 14-4.
Starting pitcher Taylor Clemensia recorded two quick outs in the first inning but then could not prevent the CPBL to score a run as the defense faltered.
In the next inning, the flood gates opened. With the bases loaded, Clemensia threw a wild pitch that allowed two Taiwanese runners to score. From there things got out of control and the CPBL scored four more runs.
Eventually Clemensia was pulled after recording one out in the second inning and allowing seven runs of which five were earned. Clemensia walked five batters, struck out one and allowed a two run homerun.
The CPBL had another big inning in the sixth inning when they scored five more runs, this time with Diego Fabiani on the mound. Fabiani took over in the second inning and kept the Taiwanese from scoring for three innings. But eventually Fabiani gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits. He also struck out four.
Matz Schutte relieved Fabiani in the sixth inning but also could not keep the Taiwanese at bay as he allowed them to score three runs on five hits in 1.2 innings as he gave up three walks and struck out one.
The only European pitcher that did not allow a run was Nicolo Clemente. He pitched in the ninth inning, walked one hitter and struck out three.
Not only was Europe outscored by the Taiwanese, they were also outhit 13-6.
After a near flawless game yesterday, today’s defense faltered four times.
On the offensive side, Europe scored three runs in the sixth inning. The first run was scored on a sac fly by Urving Kemp that drove in Kevin Weijgertse from third. Dudley Leonora drove in the second run with a “hit” towards second base where the second baseman committed an error. After a wild pitch, a sac bunt by Jesus Ustariz drove in Leonora for Europe’s third run of the game.
In the top of the ninth a single by Vincent Ahrens drove in the final run for Europe.
Best hitter for Europe was Kevin Weijgertse who went 2 for 4 with a run scored.
Urving Kemp went 0 for 3 but drove in a run with a sac fly. Jesus Ustariz went 0 for 4 but also drove in a run with a sac fly. Kyle Pollock went 1 for 3 with a run scored and a walk.
Leo Martinez went 1 for 4. Vincent Ahrens collected one hit in four at bats with an RBI and a strikeout. Mattia Mercuri scored one run as he went 1 for 3.