Netherlands – Spain 2-0
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Two first-inning runs on a two-run single by Wesley Connor were all the Netherlands would need to shut out Spain 2-0 and to get a rematch against Italy in the Gold Medal Game of the European Championship. The Dutch team will face Italy in their last second-round matchup on Saturday and on Sunday in the title game. Rob Cordemans struck out nine batters in seven scoreless two-hit, one-walk innings. Tom Stuifbergen and Loek van Mil allowed three more base runners, but kept the board clean to close it out. Ricardo Hernandez settled down after the rocky opening period, but it was not enough to avoid the loss. He issued six hits, two runs (1 ER) and three base on balls in seven innings. Spain will face Germany in an attempt to clinch bronze.