Grand Slam * Stats & News
Updated: September 6, 2018
Scores & Statistics
Baseball Scores & Stats
Softball Women Scores & Stats
Copyright © 1997-2018
Grand Slam/Marco Stoovelaar
International Baseball
Compiled and Copyright © 1997-2018 by Marco Stoovelaar

(Story by Marco Stoovelaar; Photos by Henk Seppen)

Gilmer Lampe & Kevin Moesquit win Italian title with Bologna

PARMA (Italy) - Dutch players Gilmer Lampe and Kevin Moesquit have captured the Italian Championship-title with UnipolSai Fortitudo Bologna. On Wednesday-evening (September 5), Game 4 of the best-of-five Italian Baseball Series against ParmaClima Parma went underway at 8:35 PM. At Stadio Nino Cavalli at the Centro Sportivo Aldo Notari in Parma, the slowpaced game needed extra innings and ended at 00:40 AM on early Thursday-morning.

Bologna initially led 2-0 after seven innings, then led 3-1 halfway the ninth inning. Home-playing Parma then came alongside to force extra innings. In the top of the eleventh inning, Bologna scored another run and went on to win 4-3. With that, Bologna captured its eleventh Italian title.

The Italian Championship Series opened last Friday in Stadio Gianni Falchi in Bologna. There, Bologna recorded a big 14-1 victory. The team added a 10-3 win the next day.

...Gilmer Lampe during the European Champions Cup...
...this year in Rotterdam...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
On Tuesday, in Parma, it was Parma that recorded a comfortable win, 9-1 to avoid a sweep.

In the opener on Friday, Bologna collected 11 basehits, while Parma hit ten. Despite that, Bologna scored 14 runs and Parma only one. In that game, four pitchers of Parma walked 19 (!) batters. Gilmer Lampe walked four times and was 1-for-2. Kevin Moesquit batted 2-for-5. Both scored a run. Osman Marval hit two homeruns for Bologna.

On Saturday, Bologna rallied for nine runs in the third inning. Lampe was 3-for-5 with a double and scored twice. Moesquit was 1-for-2, walked twice and scored a run. Winning pitcher Raul Rivero struckout ten hitters in six innings.

On Tuesday, Parma was the most productive team and collected ten basehits. Bologna scored its lone run in the ninth inning. That was scored by Moesquit (1-for-4), who led off the ninth with a single, advanced on a double by José Flores, then scored when Osman Marval reached on an error.

On Wednesday-evening, Kevin Moesquit led off the third inning with a walk, but was eliminated in a double play. Hereafter, Osman Marval homered to put Bologna ahead. Afterwards, Marval was named Most Valuable Player of the Championship Series. In the fourth inning, Bologna doubled its lead when Robel García Rodríguez also homered.

...Kevin Moesquit during the European Champions Cup...
...this year in Rotterdam...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Bologna-starter Jorge Martínez had a strong outing and threw 7 2/3 inning, striking out seven hitters. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Parma scored its first run when Martínez gave up an one-out homerun to Luca Scalera. With two outs, Aldo Koutsoyanopulos singled for Parma, which led to a pitching change. Raul Rivero took over from Martínez, gave up a double to Segundo Paolini, but Parma stranded runners on second and third base.

Bologna appeared to add an insurance run in the top of the ninth. Lead-off hitter Beau Giuseppe Maggi was hit by a pitch, then his pinch-runner Francesco Fuzzi advanced on a sacrifice bunt. Hereafter, Moesquit walked and at the same moment, Fuzzi stole third base. Moments later, he scored on a force play-grounder.

However, Parma came alongside in its ninth at bat. With one out, Sebastiano Poma and Cuban Frank Morejon both singled. After the latter was replaced by pinch-runner Alessandro Deotto, Lorenzo Gradali delivered a runscoring single. With runners on first and second base, a grounder by Luca Scalera appeared to end in a game-ending double play. However, only the runner on second base was forced out. Scalera was safe at first base and while attempting to complete the double play, a throwing error followed, which enabled Deotto to score the tying run.

In the top of the tenth inning, Gilmer Lampe led off with a single, moved on a sacrifice bunt, stole third base, but stranded there. In the eleventh inning, it was Kevin Moesquit who scored what would be the decisive run. He led off with a single and moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt. After an intentional walk to set up a force play, Moesquit scored when Giuseppe Mazzanti followed with a single.

Lampe batted 2-for-6 in the game, while Moesquit was 2-for-3 with two walks.

Afterwards, the huge Championship-trophy was presented to Bologna by Andrea Marcon, the President of the Italian Federation.

(September 5-6)

Thank you for visiting this site.
Mail your suggestions and questions to
Copyright © 1997-2018 Marco Stoovelaar / Grand Slam * Stats & News.