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After losing to the University of Taichung on Monday, Italy settled for a 1-1 tie in the second warm-up game before the Intercontinental Cup in Taiwan. After the college kids took advantage of a wild Andrea Pizziconi in the fifth the Squadra Azzurri came back in the eighth. They tied the contest when Juan Carlos Infante crossed the plate on a sac fly by Mario Chiarini. Besides Pizziconi, Sandy Patrone, Claudio Bavera, Luca Panerati, Justin Cicatello and Alessandro Maestri also took the mound for the team of manager Marco Mazzieri.
The Dutch national team was also supposed to play a second exhibition game on Tuesday, but their matchup with Taiwan got canceled due to rain as well as the duel between Japan and Cuba. On Monday the Netherlands had lost 0-6 to Japan, while Taiwan defeated Cuba 3-2. Cuba and the Netherlands will square off on Wednesday. Italy is going to play a third game against the University team.