V U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019

26/07/2019 - 04/08/2019

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Italy, Czech Republic qualify for the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019

08/07/2018

Italy outscored, 11-0, Czech Republic in the final to claim for the second time in a row the title of U-12 European Champion. Both Nations qualify for the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2019.

The Italian U-12 Baseball National Team after the awarding ceremony (FIBS)

Italy dominated the tournament, allowing only 3 earned runs over 7 games.
The azzurrini had only one close game to go through: the semifinal against Russia, the only team that was capable to limit their offense. Italy trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the fifth and scored 2 on base hits by second baseman Barbona and third baseman Casadio to take the lead. They never looked back.

Russia finished third as they defeated, 10-3, The Netherlands in the bronze medal game.

Matteo Casadio of Italy slides into third during the final against Czech Republic (courtesy of FIBS)

The U-12 Baseball European Championship is organized every year by the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB). The 2018 edition was a 14 team tournament and was played in Budapest, Hungary.

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