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03/05/2016

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Prošli vikend 29.04. – 01.05.2016. u Zagrebu, održao se 9ti ForEver Fastpitch turnir. Šest timova iz četri zemlje se natjecalo, Angels i Athletics iz Bugarske, Barracudas iz Danske, Slovenska reprezentacija i Hrvatska Juniorska Reprezentacija sa domaćinom Princ Zagreb.
Turnir je započeo u petak popodne sa pobjedom Dupnica Angelsa nad Juniorskom repkom rezultatom 8:0. Sljedeća utakmica je bila napeta, samo jedan bod je osvojen, princeze su pobijedile Barakude iz Danske. Zadnja utakmica dana Sofia Athletics protiv Princa završila je 4:19.
U subotu ujutro utakmice su započele već u 9 ujutro i nastavile se sve do 7 navečer. Imali smo lijepi sunčan dan sa super utakmicama. Slovenija je pobijedila Angelse 13:3, Barakude su nadmoćno pobjedile Athletics 10:1, a naše juniorke su izgubile od Slovenije 0:11, te je tom utakmicom završio prvi krug turnira.
Utakmice su se nastavile popodne, Princ je igrao protiv Slovenije i pobijedio 5:1, Athletics su izgubile od Juniorki 5:9, Barracudas protiv Slovenije 4:6, Juniorke su izgubile od Anglesa u napetoj tekmi 3:7 koje su nakon toga pobijedile svoje zemljakinje Athletics 8:4. Za kraj dana, odigrana je još jedna utakmica i to između prva dva rangirana tima – Princ i Slovenije, koja je završila 9:4 u korist Princa koji je plasiran direktno u finale u nedjelju.
U nedjelju vrijeme nije surađivalo kao ostatak vikenda, ali nije zaustavilo turnir da se nastavi. Barracudas su izgubili od Anglesa 3:16, te su zauzeli četvrto mjesto. Slovenija je imala novu šansu za finale, ali nisu uspjele pobijediti Anglese. Zbog vremena, utakmice smo preselili na drugi teren koji je bio u boljem stanju nego teren na kojem smo igrali do tada. Juniorke su izgubile utakmicu zbog neiskustva igranja pod kišom od Athleticsa 9:12, zadnji out je bio na kućnoj bazi tag out sa punim bazama.
Nakon kratke pauze za pripremanje terena, finale između Princa i Dupnica Angelsa je započelo.  Angelsi su u prvom inningu dobro krenuli i osvojili 2 boda. Bacačica Princa nakon toga nije dozvolila niti jedan bod, tako ni Michaela koja je završila utakmicu. U međuvremenu igračice Princa su pokazale jak napad, osvojivši 9 bodova u 5 inninga, te Katarina Prskalo je imala walk-off single za završetak utakmice.
Finalni poredak:
1 mjesto  – Princ Zagreb
2 mjesto  – Angels Dupnitsa
3 mjesto  – Slovenia seniorska Reprezentacija

4 mjesto  – Barracudas Danmark

5 mjesto  – Athletics Sofia

6 mjesto  – Hrvatska juniorska Reprezentacija

Finalni govor za zatvaranje turnira imao je čast Ami Baran (glavni tajnik Europske Softball Federacije), Mette Nissen (ESF Vice President) i Henrietta Gilhoj (Predsjednica Danske Softball Federacije).
Ovim putem želimo zahvaliti svima na potpori ovog eventa: sucima, fotografima, volonterima (roditeljima, klincima, dečkima), te sponzorima (DukatFridrihAtlantic Trade) i naravno navijačima i gledateljima.
Bio je to vikend pun zabave i softballa, iščekujemo sljedeći u Listopadu.
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Last weekend 29th of April – 1st of May, in Zagreb, 9th forEver Fastpitch took place. Six teams played from four countries, Angels and Athletics from Bulgaria, Barracudas from Denmark, Slovenian National Team and Croatian Junior National team with the host Princ Zagreb.
The tournament began on Friday afternoon with Dupnitsa Angels defeating Croatian JNT by 8:0. Next game was a close one, only one run was scored, home team Princ Zagreb won against Barracudas. Last Game of the first day had Sofia Athletics facing Princ Zagreb, score was 4:19.

On Saturday morning, games started at 9 AM, and went on all the way until 19h. We had a long day of beautiful weather and great games. Slovenia defeated Angels 13:3, Barracudas overcame Athletics 10:1 and Croatian Juniors lost to Slovenia 0:11 to close the first round of the tournament.

Second round, continued in the afternoon. Princ faced Slovenia and won 5:1; Athletics lost to Croatian Juniors 5:9; Barracudas vs Slovenia 4:6 ; Croatian Juniors lost 3:7 against Angels, who later defeated Athletics 8:4. For the end of the day, games where played among first and second ranked teams: Princ against Slovenia, result was 9:4, and host team was directly in the finals.

On Sunday, the weather would not cooperate with us like it did the rest of the weekend, but it was not gonna stop the tournament from going on. Barracudas lost to Angels 3:16 and took 4th place. Slovenia had another shot for finals but could not defeat Angels. Games had to be moved to B field due to heavy rain. Croatian Juniors lost a close game against Athletics 9:12 (Last play was tag-out at home plate with 2 runners on bases).
After a short break to get the field ready, the final game between Zagreb’s Princ and Dupnitsa Angels begun.
Angels managed to score 2 runs in the first inning with 2 runners on before princ could make the 3rd out, but that was it. Zagreb’s pitcher Ema wouldn’t allow any more runs and neither did her reliever Michaela. In the meantime, Princ showed their offense scoring 9 runs in 5 innings, including Katarina Prskalo walk-off RBI single to put an early end to the game due to mercy rule.

Final ranking of the 9th ForEVER Fastpitch tournament:
1st place – Princ Zagreb
2nd place – Angels Dupnitsa
3rd place – Slovenia NT
4th place – Barracudas Danmark
5th place – Athletics Sofia
6th place – Croatia Junior National TeamFinal speech and closure of the tournament was given to – Ami Baran (ESF Secretary general), Mette Nissen (ESF Vice President) and Henrietta Gilhoj (President of Denmark Softball Federation).

We would like to thank everyone for their support of this event: umpires, photographers, volunteers (parents, kids, boys) and sponsors (DukatFridrihAtlantic Trade), and of course the fans and viewers.

A fun softball-filled weekend, but there will be another tournament in October.

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Softball klub PRINC

U Klubu razvijamo mlađe dobne kategorije kroz razne aktivnosti (kampove za djecu, međunarodne turnire, kampove za starije igrače, Euroligu) ostvarujemo ciljeve kluba – predan rad s mladima kako bi im pomogli u usvajanju zdravih životnih navika koje ujedno čine i osnove sportskog života. Osvojeni trofeji i postignuti uspjesi samo su odraz uloženog truda.