Draci Brno, Cardion Hrosi Brno Remain Unbeaten In Czech Baseball Extraleague
CZECH REPUBLIC – Jakub Hajtmar scored three runs and swiped a pair of bases to lead Draci Brno to a 6-3 victory over Kotlarka Prague Saturday in a Czech Extraleague showdown at MBS Stadium in Brno. Draci defeated Kotlarka in five games in last year’s title series to win its 20th national championship.
American right-hander Wes Roemer allowed a run and two hits over four innings. Petr Minarik worked five effective frames to earn the win.
Michal Sobotka (2-0) and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout and Draci completed the sweep on Sunday with a 6-0 win. Petr Cech went 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs as the reigning league champion improved to 4-0 on the young season.
Olympia Blansko vs. Cardion Hrosi Brno
Unbeaten Hrosi continued its winning ways with a pair of nailbiting wins against Olympia Blansko. With the two-game sweep, Hrosi has opened the 2017 season with four consecutive one-run victories.
Hrosi (4-0) scored two late runs to edge Olympia 2-1 in the series opener on Saturday. David Carroll (1-0) scattered a run on five hits while posting four strikeouts to pick up his first win of the season.
Jakub Ondracek collected three hits and Hrosi plated two scores in the bottom of the ninth to claim a 4-3 walkoff win on Sunday.
Czech Extraleague Scoreboard:
Draci Brno 6,6 – Kotlarka Prague 3,0
Cardion Hrosi Brno 2,4 – Olympia Blansko 1,3
Arrows Ostrava 7,10 – Tempo Titans Prague 1,5
Skokani Olomouc 2,1 – Eagles Prague 1,8
Technika Brno 3,5 – Trebic Nuclears
|1. Draci Brno||4||0|
|1. Cardion Hrosi Brno||4||0|
|3. Eagles Prague||3||1|
|3. Arrows Ostrava||3||1|
|5. Technika Brno||2||2|
|5. Skokani Olomouc||2||2|
|7. Tempo Titans||1||3|
|7. Kotlarka Prague||1||3|
|9. Trebic Nuclears||0||4|
|9. Olympia Blansko||0||4|
Photo: Draci Brno