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.
Home team Tranås came back to tie the 2009 Swedish Elite Division Baseball finals, winning Saturday’s game 2 by a score of 9-3.
Defending championships Stockholm had taken the opener 9-2.
This year’s best-of-three tournament will be determined by Sunday’s game 3.
Visiting Stockholm took the opener in this year’s Swedish Elite Division Baseball finals, beating Tranås 9-2.
Stockholm just needs to win Saturday’s second game in the best-of-three series to defend the championship they took last year.
In this year’s Elite Division, Stockholm finished second to Tranås.