Day three at the U12 European Championship 2018 in Budapest, Hungary was the first day of the competition with games being played over the complete seven innings. All three were exciting contest of teams at the same level. In the morning Great Britain used a quick four-run lead en route to a 5-4 win over Poland. Slovakia came back from an 1-5 deficit to prevail 8-6 over Austria.
In the evening host Hungary stunned Ukraine by turning a 0-2 deficit into a 3-2 victory. It’s the first ever win for Hungary in a U12 European Championship. In between favorites Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands celebrated lopsided wins. Germany and the Netherlands each picked up 20-0 wins, while not allowing any hits. The Czech team beat Russia 11-1 in a meeting of winning teams in the tournament.
Four more days of first-round games are on the schedule in Budapest. The top two teams of each pool advance to the semi-finals on Saturday.
Results Day 3:
Schedule Day 4:
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