The U12 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary continued on Thursday with day five of the preliminary round. Italy made a statement for their pursuit of defending their title by crushing the Netherlands 18-1 in a meeting of unbeaten teams in Pool A. Italy will take on Germany in a matchup of 4-0 clubs on Thursday afternoon. The Dutch team will then play Germany on Friday.
Another highlight of the day was the host’s 10-0 shutout over Great Britain. Balint Matolcsi struck out 13 batters in six four-hit, one-walk innings. He needed just 79 pitches to complete the feat. France, Slovakia, Russia and Belgium also picked up wins.
Results Day 5:
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