There still was a chance that Belgium could repeat for third place, the spot the team ended in 2019, but by losing to Germany today, the team will not advance to the semi-finals.
Belgium 2 – 10 Germany
The Belgians were no match for Germany. Unlike the German pitching staff, the Belgian wasn’t able to keep the opponent in check. Besides that, the Belgian pitchers didn’t get the needed defensive support as the fielders committed three errors, leading to two unearned runs. But even without these unearned runs, Belgium would not have won as most of its batters could not get a grip on the German pitching. Only in the third inning and in the sixth inning, the Belgians got on the board with a run. Germany on the other hand hit the Belgian pitchers hard and scored runs in the first inning (two), the third (two), the fourth (three), the fifth (one), and the sixth inning (two).
Daniel Mendelsohn pitched two innings in relief for the win. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out two. Tomasz Oberto Silva took the loss. He struggled through 3.1 innings in which he gave up seven runs (six earned) on six hits and two walks as he struck out four.
The best German hitter was Marco Cardoso, who went 3 for 4 with four RBI and three runs scored. Matthew Joossens was responsible for two of the four base hits that Belgium collected. Joossens went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
Germany qualified for the semi-finals where they will face the winner of Group A. Who that will be will be decided tonight as the two unbeaten teams, Italy and Great Britain will face each other.
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