After two losses, Belgium finally managed to clinch a victory. Against a Greek team, loaded with American players, the Belgians turned the tables in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Greece 4 – 5 Belgium
Belgium took an early lead in the first inning on a double by Drew Janssen and a wild pitch.
In the following innings, Greece had runners in scoring position but could not cash in. In the fourth inning, Kevin Desmedt faced a huge pickle as he loaded the bases but he managed to get out of the inning without any damage.
One inning later, Greece cut the score in half and in the seventh inning, the Hellenes tied the game on a solo shot by Antonio Torres.
After Greece took the lead in the top of the ninth when it scored two runs, it looked like Belgium would face its third loss of the tournament. But this time, Belgium showed some resilience. Dimitri Constantine Lettas, who entered the game in the seventh inning, struggled mightily. He issued three walks and hit a batter with a pitch, so Belgium could score its third run of the game. Daniel Gosselin then took the mound to shut the door but that didn’t pan out the way as planned. Gosselin gave up a bases-loaded walk so Belgium could tie the game. Axel Poesmans was the game winner for Belgium as he singled through the left side to drive in Benjamin Goffaux.
Despite giving up three runs on five hits and a walk, Kenny van den Branden earned the win after 4.1 innings. Dimitri Constantine Lettas was credited for three runs and took the loss.
With two hits out of four at-bats, Drew Janssen was the best hitter for Belgium. He hit a double, drove in two and scored once.