Russia – Belgium 8-7
Russia prevailed 8-7 against Belgium on the fourth day of the competition at the European Junior Championship in Gijon, Spain. D. Leonov and M. Novozhilov combined for four RBI. A. Vesenv (W) got the win, J. Van den Heuvel (L) the loss.
France – Lithuania 7-6 (10)
T. Brelle scored the decisive run in the bottom of the tenth on a wild pitch to lead France to a 7-6 win over Lithuania. A. Paz (W) drove in two and got the win with a scoreless tenth. D. Neverauskas (L) took the loss in relief.
Germany – Italy 4-1
Germany secured a spot in the semi-finals with a 4-1 win over Italy, finishing the preliminary round with a 3-1 record. They scored all four runs in the first three innings. On the mound M. Jellonneck (W) and L. Ewart combined to stifle the Italian bats. Y. Morellini (L) took the loss.
Spain – Netherlands 0-1
The Netherlands edged out Spain 1-0 in the evening game on Thursday. K. Nieveld scored the lone run in the fifth inning on a RBI groundout by L. Elshof. Elshof (W) also picked up the win, pitching six scoreless innings.