Mattias Stenis (Photo: Lina Longchamps/Rättvik Butchers)
Mattias Stenis (left) threw a perfect game as Rättvik defeated Alby 10-0 May 1 in a 7 inning Swedish Cup game.
According to the Swedish Baseball Federation website, Stenis threw 12
strike-outs as the Division 1 team beat last year’s Elite Division last
place finisher in the third round of the cup. It was Stenis’ first official game
for Rättvik since they won the Swedish championship in 2002.
A former Swedish national team pitcher, in 2004 Stenis pitched for neighboring Leksand but only threw 4 2/3
innings. Last year, as Leksand finished runner-up in the Swedish
championships, Stenis had an ERA of 2.85 over 60 innings and a 5-3
In another third round game Elite Division Stockholm
followed up its doubleheader loss in the first weekend of the new
season with a 9-5 victory over lower divsion local rival City. Stockholm advances to the quarter finals in the Cup, meeting last year’s Swedish champions Sundbyberg on June 6.
The two teams will face off before that in regular Elite
Division play, at Sundbyberg on May 5.