by European Softball Federation
Women’s Softball European Championship is in its final phase. The best four teams were determined in the last games of the top-six when the Netherlands beat Greece (8:1), and Italy won their game with Russia (3:0).
The Czech Republic and Great Britain are the remaining teams of the top four.
The Czech Republic secured its spot in the top four in yesterday’s late-night game against Greece and in a previous 10-inning game against Russia.
Great Britain played a tight game (3:1) with Russia, but then made itclearly to the top four through Russia (10:4), who had to play two consequent games.
Tonight the first semifinal game will be played between Italy and the Netherlands at 20:45.
The Czech Republic and Great Britain are no. 3 and 4 teams, so they will play for a spot in the second semifinal, where the winning team will be later joined by the loser of the first semifinal.