Stockholm has won the Swedish Baseball championships for the second year in a row.
Stockholm defeated home team Tranås in the third and final game of the best-of-three series 6-5. The two teams split Saturday’s doubleheader.
Stockholm, which also won the Swedish Elite Division title last year, finished second to Tranås in this year’s league play.
The Swedish Baseball Federation website reports that Stockholm took an early 6-2 lead. Tranås closed to 6-5 in the 7th inning off Stockholm starter Niklas Eriksson. Joakim Claesson, who started and pitched 7 innings in the opening game Saturday, closed the door, pitching the 8th and 9th innings.
Joakim Claesson was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the finals.
Stockholm and Karlskoga will be facing each other in the finals of this year’s Swedish Elite Division.
Stockholm secured its spot with a 15-3 victory over home team Rättvik, taking the best of three series 2-1.
Karlskoga beat Sundbyberg 8-2 to take the series in two straight games.
The finals open this coming weekend at Stockholm’s home diamond at Skarpnäck and move back to Karlskoga the following weekend. The last game would be played September 21 at Karlskoga, if required in the best of five series.