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Touching 89 MPH Tiago Da Silva pitched five strong innings to lead Italy to a 2-1 win over the University of Taichung on Wednesday, their first victory in three warm-up games before the start of the Intercontinental Cup on Saturday. Da Silva issued two hits, an unearned run and a walk, while striking out three. Yovany D’Amico, Claudio Bavera and Marco Grifantini closed it out for the Squadra Azzurra. Anthony Granato and Juan Carlos Infante drove in the two runs for Italy in the fifth and the seventh.
The squad of manager Marco Mazzieri is going to conclude its warm-up schedule on Thursday with a match against the Czech Republic. Meanwhile the Dutch national team once again had to focus on indoor workouts after the rainy weather also led to the cancelation of their exhibition against Cuba. Both teams already were hit by rainouts on Tuesday.