This is a full recap of what happened during Day 4 of the WBSC Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifying Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020. Links will take you to the tournament web pages for full report, boxscores, stats and a selection of HD photos.
The Netherlands defeated South Africa, 7-1, to start Day 4 of the Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifier.
Sharlon Schoop led the Dutch offence with a two-run homer. Yurendell Decaster and Ademar Rifaela had also a two-RBI game. Mike Bolsenbroek earned the win, Dean Jacobs suffered the loss.
Israel lost the first game in the tournament. The Czech Republic used a three-run home run by Martin Cervenka and a solo shot by Matej Heim to win 7-4. Marek Minarik struck out ten in 6.2 innings to earn the win.
Spain disappointed a raucous crowd in Parma as they beat the hosts Italy, 4-3. Italy wasted scoring opportunities early in the game and in the top of the eighth and showed again defensive flaws. Reliever Daniel Alvarez pitched 3.1 innings and earned the win.
Due to the inclement weather forecast, the programme of the fifth and final day of the Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifier has changed