Tonight, Fortitudo Bologna pushed over Godo Baseball. In seven innings the Knights were brushed aside 14-0, a blowout score in which the two Dutch players of Bologna, Jarreau Martina and John Polonius had their fair share.
For two innings, Godo managed to keep Bologna scoreless but in the third, the reigning Italian champion scored twice. It all started when Lionar Kindelan led off with a double down the left field line. He was bunted over by Jarreau Martina, who reached base safely because of his speed. Nicholas Nosti singled into a 5-4 force out on which Martina was thrown out at second base and Kindelan could score the opening run. A sac fly by John Polonius, drove in Nicholas Nosti from third base.
With a runner in scoring position in the fourth inning, Jarreau Martina singled to center field and drove in Alessandro Vaglio. Later that inning, Martina would score on John Polonius’ single to shortstop.
Singles by Ericson Leonora and Alessandro Vaglio and a double by Eladio Russo drove in two runs. After Jarreau Martina loaded the bases with a single to the shortstop, three more runs would be scored (Martina was one of them).
Eventually, Jarreau Martina went 3 for 5, raising his batting average to .462. He drove in one and scored twice. John Polonius went 3 for 4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored.
After Andrea Pizziconi only pitched four innings, so Claudio Scotti earned the win after one perfect inning in relief as he struck out two. Godo was limited to two hits and committed three errors. As a result, two of the fourteen runs were unearned.
Fortitudo Bologna has a near perfect record as the team lost only one of the twelve games it played so far. As a result, the team is having a four-game lead over second place Nettuno Baseball City, which has a 7-5 record.