The European U15 Championship in Nyköping, Sweden ended with the expected outcome. The Netherlands claimed Gold with an easy 10-2 win over the Czech Republic. The Dutch team out-scored its opponents 77-6 throughout the week, as only the two games against the Czech didn’t end with mercy rule. Germany, which had high hopes prior to the tournament, had to settle for third thanks to a 13-3 blowout against Russia. They had lost 3-4 to the Czech Republic in the semi-finals on Friday.
Lithuania, Ukraine, Sweden and Slovakia also participated in the European Cadets Championship. Menno Lenting (NED) got named MVP during the closing ceremony. Daniel Mendelsohn (GER) picked up the best pitcher trophy. Physon Anonia (NED) batted .786 in the tournament to claim the best batter award.
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