Italian Baseball League: UnipolSai Bologna Routs Padule Twice
ITALY – Reigning Italian Baseball League champion UnipolSai Bologna opened defense of its title this past Saturday with a 12-3 victory over Padule. Osman Marval and Robel Garcia both homered as Bologna used a pair of five-run frames to claim the season-opening win.
Rudy Owens and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout as Bologna rolled to a 11-0 win in the series finale. Alex Sambucci went 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs for the visiting squad.
T&A SAN MARINO SPANKS TOMMASIN PADUA
Carlos Quevedo scattered two hits and 10 strikeouts over five frames to lead San Marino past Tommasin Padua, 13-3, on Friday night. The Titans used a five-run ninth to claim a 5-2 comeback win on Saturday to complete the two-game sweep.
NOVARA STUNS RIMINI PIRATES
Oscar Angulo’s three-run triple highlighted a four-run fifth inning as Novara opened the 2017 season with a 5-1 triumph against ASD Rimini. Jonathan Aristil worked six scoreless frames to earn the win. Batista De Jesus Nathanael drove in three runs and Novara finished off the sweep with a 7-4 victory in the second game. Alex Bassani pitched six innings to claim the win.
NETTUNO KNOCKS OFF PARMA
Angel Service Nettuno picked up a pair of tough wins against Parmaclima Parma. Leonardo Colagrossi collected three RBIs and Ronald Uviedo struck out seven in five innings to help Nettuno capture a 7-4 win in the season opening game for both squads. Ronald Bermudez drove in three runs and Nettuno completed the sweep on Saturday with a 7-5 win.