Posted by: viewfromtheriva | October 8, 2009

After 95 years, Split wins its first Croatia Cup, 5-2!


Under sunny skies with no less than four umpires (two from Zagreb), Split’s baseball team made history today beating Varazdin to win the Croatia Cup 5-2.

The game was a see-saw battle until the 5th inning when some timely hitting and too many walks broke a tie and put Split ahead for good.  One of the legends of Split’s team, Sasso, who came back to join the team after a nmumber of years away, (he’s 40 or more), pitched a marvelous six innings giving up just two runs, one earned.

Ernesto, the head coach, pitched a scoreless three innings and knocked in a run to lead the team to victory.  It was the first time in the team’s 95 year history that it won the Croatia Cup as the best team in the country.

Next up in the team’s quest for a triple crown is the inter-league championship and finally the Division l league championship against the same team we beat today, Varazdin.

The Varazdin club has two Americans, both quite talented, who are key players–and both will be here fot the league playoffs.

The Croatia Cup series was tied 1-1 and is a best of 3 championship.

It was great being there, coaching first and high fiving when it was all over.  Go Nada!  Go Split!

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