The U15 European Championship in Brno, Czech Republic started with four first-round games on Tuesday.
In the morning Russia edged out Belarus 15-11 in a slugfest. Russia scored seven runs in the fourth. Belarus tried to rally in the seventh, but it was too little, too late. In the second game the Ukraine put five runs on the board in the first and four in the fourth in a 12-2 win over Lithuania.
Game three of the day was over after the first, as Germany scored 20 runs in the opening period of a 30-2 blowout in just three innings against Poland. In the evening game the Czech Republic scored 15 runs in the first two frames to shut out Austria 16-0 in four innings.
The first round continues through Wednesday and Thursday. The top two of each pool advance to the semi-finals.
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