Czech Republic – Belgium 12-3
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Led by a pair of four-run rallies in the fifth and the seventh, the Czech Republic easily downed Belgium en route to the second round at the 2012 European Championship in the Netherlands. Jakub Malik and Matej Hejma had three hits each to combine for six RBI. Martin Schneider crossed the plate three times. On the mound Jakub Toufar allowed four hits, three runs and three walks in five innings. Petr Minarik closed it out with five strikeouts in four scoreless innings of one-hit relief. Hans Heyrman had two of the five Belgian hits. The Czech team improved to 3-2 in the tournament, while Belgium dropped to 1-4.