Marcus Glad pitched his first Division 1 game ever.

Believe it or not, but that game was a close one until "THE INNING FROM HELL"... It was 2-2 in the bottom of the 4th inning and suddenly the Butchers just lost it when Göteborg started to hit everything that Marcus was putting in the strike zone. Curtis Dionne, Johan Weidolf, Jon Hildal hit 3 consecutive singles and Sean Graham followed with a triple to give Göteborg a comfortable lead. The Butchers gave up 11 runs which was sweet revenge for the Hajarna. Göteborg starting pitcher Curtis Dionne played a great game, allowing only 4 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings. His 7 strike outs were against our 5 youngest players in the line-up and he got great support from his team who commited only two minor errors during the game. The "older" Butchers scored the only three runs of the game for their team.
Adam Villamo made the defensive play of the game when he nailed a runner at home plate from center field. Tomas Jansson hit a triple deep to right field and produced the first run for his team in the second game. Robin Bolmstam receiving congratulations from Emil Hansson after another great catch in the outfield.
Joakim Persson played his first complete game. Kristoffer Sjöberg got a hit in his last at bat. "Fiket" played shortstop for the first time this season.

Another great defensive play by Rättvik's second baseman Emil Hansson.

Kim Thunell received a special gift as a souvenir from Göteborg's Canadian pitcher Curtis Dionne when he was hit by a fast ball in the 4th inning. -"Watch out Curtis, you better change your baseball jersey because Kim has been cursing #20 the whole trip back home". Ha! Ha! Ha!

Don' worry Curtis, Kim is a nice guy. He will only answer with some hits (base hits) of his own when you visit us at  Butcherfield at the end of July.

Good game, by the way!

Now, the Butchers are preparing for their derby match against Leksand on Wednesday. Rättvik's team spirit is better than ever and they are ready to challenge their archrivals in the quarter final game of the Swedish Cup.

Match # 5


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