Italy has repeated as European Champion at the U12 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. They defeated the Czech Republic 11-0 in a one-sided final on Sunday afternoon. Six runs in the third and five in the fifth put the game in the books. Luca Magnani struck out 10 in five strong innings, allowing one hit and four walks to lead the squadra azzurri.
Prior to the final Russia had continued its surprise run, beating the Netherlands 10-3 in the game for third place. France beat Germany 9-4 in the game for fifth place.
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