Italy and tournament surprise Ireland will play in the championship game of the 2018 U19 European Softball Championship in Staranzano, Italy. Italy beat the Netherlands 4-3 on Friday evening, nearly blowing a 4-0 lead in the process. Parallel Ireland edged out the Czech Republic 1-0 on a sixth-inning run to get their crucial third win. Ireland then was tied in the standings with the Dutch team, but after defeating them surprisingly on Thursday earned their ticket to the final. The Netherlands and the Czech Republic will play for bronze on Saturday. Germany beat Great Britain to finish in fifth place. France shut out Belgium for seventh place.
Results Day 5 and Schedule Final Day: