The U18 European Championship in Grosseto, Italy commences on Monday with ten teams. The tournament will be played from July 9 to 15 in the city in Tuscany. It’s the first international national team baseball competition in Italy since the 2009 Baseball World Cup.
From Monday to Friday a preliminary round robin will be played. Group A consists of defending champion Netherlands, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain and Ukraine. Host Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Spain and Ireland will play in Group B. The two best teams of each group after the first round will advance to the semi-finals on Saturday. The final is set for Sunday at 6pm.
The two finalists will qualify for the 2019 WBSC Baseball World Cup.
Schedule First Day:
The complete schedule, rosters and live play by play is available through www.baseballstats.eu