The U12 European Championship 2019 started in Trebic, Czech Republic on Tuesday with four games. The Netherlands downed France 8-4 in a close game. Germany overcame an early 0-5 deficit to beat Russia 17-7. Italy blew up the score later in a 14-4 victory against Belgium. The Czech Republic used an 11-run inning to prevail 17-2 against Hungary. Day two on Wednesday will feature showdowns between Italy and France, as well as Germany and Czech Republic.