The U15 European Championship 2019 in Nettuno, Italy continued on Wednesday with four games of the preliminary round. In the morning the Netherlands blew by Austria 21-0, while the Czech Republic defeated Slovakia 16-0. The Netherlands and Czech Republic will meet on Thursday to determine first place in the standings of Group B. Both teams are already set for the semifinals at 2-0 each.
In Group A Germany improved to 2-0 with an 8-6 win over Italy. Germany took a quick 7-0 lead after two innings and led 8-2 entering the seventh and last inning. Italy rallied for four runs, but wasn’t able to complete the comeback. Paul Schmitz had 12 strikeouts in six strong one-hit innings, while also driving in three with a bases clearing double in the first. In the second Group A matchup France prevailed 11-9 over Russia in an extra-inning thriller.
Wednesday 17th July
|Borghese||B||AUSTRIA||NETHERLANDS||0 – 21||3|
|Castri||B||SLOVAKIA||CZECH REPUBLIC||0 – 16||5|
|Castri||A||RUSSIA||FRANCE||9 – 11||8|
|Borghese||A||ITALY||GERMANY||6 – 8|
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