It was since 1999 that the Emilians had not celebrated: it is the 14th European trophy. Bologna defending champion is third
The Champions Cup remains in Italy: he moves from Bologna (who finished third by beating Rotterdam 11-9) to Parma, the city with the most club trophies in Europe. And this one conquered yesterday in Ostrawa, in the Czech Republic, has the flavor of a historic conquest, if only for the very long wait: it began in 1999. For the team of Gianguido Poma, who won as shortstop, it is the 14th triumph continental against a fierce German team, the Bonn Capitals for 6-4. Parma Clima needed to win something so badly: they lost some championship finals (which has been missing in the ducal city since 2010, that is, since the conquest of the star), the Parmesans rediscover ancient emotions with this feat in the Czech land.
ParmaClima, arrived in the final after overcoming Bologna 5-4 in the semifinal, against the Germans they experience a hard impact, they face a “false start” in the first inning. At 0-3, however, the Emilians begin to unleash the full power of their box and immediately equalize with a 3-point home run from third base Leomartires Rodriguez, then go ahead to 4th with the home run of the designated hitter Alex Sambucci. And it is again the blue with a double in the 5th inning to bring Cesare Astorri home. First base is then pushed to the point at 6-3 by Monello. The Germans react in the whirlwind of changes on the mound: they hit a home run with Terrell (6-4) keeping the match still in the balance. Poma’s pitchers (Aldegheri, Danny Rondon, Julio Vivas and Josè Campos), well control the dangerous Teutonic who had eliminated Rotterdam in the semifinals (8-7): they limit the passive hits to 5 (against 10), confirming a choral rehearsal. Still chills in the last two innings: in defense of the result, especially in the 9th with two German runners on base. A Parma of other times (the first Cup arrived in 1977), a Parma that has returned great in good old Europe. And for Poma it is something very special: he is the manager, his son Sebastiano is an external. Triumph in the family, double emotion.
July 17, 2021 (change July 17, 2021 | 23:32)
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