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U-12 Baseball European Championship Day 4: Czechia and Germany reach Gold Medal Game
08/07/2022 2 Minute Read

U-12 Baseball European Championship Day 4: Czechia and Germany reach Gold Medal Game

The Czech Republic and Germany will face off in the final of the U-12 Baseball European Championship 2022 in Vienna, Austria. Germany edged out Italy 5-1 in the first semi-final on Friday afternoon to return to the juveniles finals for the first time since 2016. In the evening Czechia beat the Netherlands 6-1 in the second semi-final to join Germany in the Gold Medal Game. In the placement round Austria and France dominated their matchups to claim victories.

Semi-Finals: Italy – Germany 1-5 (Box score)

Italy had won the previous three U-12 Baseball European Championships. This year they have to settle for the bronze medal matchup, as Germany bested the Squadra Azzurri 5-1 in the semi-finals. Ricardo Wagner Perez and Nicolas Voegler kept Italy to one run in six innings to path the way to victory. A three-run rally in the top of the second gave the German squad the lead, which they didn’t surrender until the end. Insurance runs in the fourth and fifth kept Italy at bay.

Semi-Finals: Czech Republic – Netherlands 6-1 (Box score)

In the second semi-final record title holder Czech Republic celebrated its fourth win in as many games in the tournament, as they prevailed 6-1 over the Netherlands to book their finals ticket. Last year’s silver medal winner put all six runs on the board in the first three innings en route to a quick and commanding lead. David Jilek drove in three of the six runs. Daniel Dobres struck out five in five innings, allowing just an unearned run on seven hits and a walk.

Placement Round: France – Hungary 13-1 (Box score)

France beat Hungary 13-1 at the start of the placement round on Friday afternoon. Five runs each in the first and second inning put France ahead 10-0 to decide the outcome early. Six players scored twice for the French team. Luca Bernardi Chiba went 3-for-3 with a home run shy of the cycle. He also struck out ten batters in four no-hit innings on the mound.

Placement Round: Lithuania – Austria 3-22 (Box score)

Host Austria celebrated a lopsided 22-3 win over Lithuania at the start of the placement round on Friday evening. Seven runs in the second got them the lead. They added four in the fourth and eleven in the fifth to blow the score wide open. Elias Claus led the offense with five RBI. Twelve different players scored at least one run in the game.


Germany and Czech will meet in the Gold Medal Game at the U-12 Baseball European Championship for the first time since 2016 in Trebic, when Germany claimed their first ever title in this age category. The game is set for 6pm at the Spenadlewiese in Vienna. In the game for third place Italy and the Netherlands will meet in the afternoon. Additionally Austria and Hungary as well as Lithuania and France will face each other in the placement round.

Live scoring and live streaming will be available through www.wbsceurope.org.
Photos are available on the WBSC Europe Flickr.

Photo by Theresa Bentz