The Netherlands win the U18 European Baseball Championship, qualify for the World Cup along Italy

The Netherlands win the U18 European Baseball Championship, qualify for the World Cup along Italy
12/07/2021
Both finalists The Netherlands and Italy will represent Europe at the U-18 Baseball World Cup next september in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida.

The Netherlands are the 2021 U-18 European Baseball Champion.

The oranje defeated host Italy in the championship game 6-2 to claim the European title on Saturday July 11 in Macerata, scoring 5 in the final inning to make the difference. Germany claimed bronze with a 10-0 win against Spain.

France beat Czech Republic to finish five, while Israƫl and Austria took advantage of Lithuania in the consolation round.

Both The Netherlands and Italy are qualified for the U-18 WBSC Baseball World Cup to be played next September in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida.

Final standings