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Day 6 at the U-18 European Baseball Championship: Preview

Day 6 at the U-18 European Baseball Championship: Preview
19/08/2022
After the preliminary round at the U-18 European Baseball Championship ended on Thursday the tournament enters the decisive phase. Semi-finals and the first games of the placement round are on the schedule on Friday.

The semi-finals will be played at 3pm and 7pm at MBS Stadium in Brno, Czech Republic. In the afternoon Spain, which is still undefeated and is coming off two consecutive extra inning wins, is facing Italy, which was 4-1 during pool play. In the evening a packed stadium is expected when host Czechia is taking on defending champion Netherlands. The Czech Republic is 5-0 in the event, while the Dutch have four wins in five games.

Earlier in the day the placement round starts. At 11am Germany, which saw its semi-final hopes crushed by Czechia on Thursday evening, is playing against Great Britain at MBS Stadium. At 12pm at Hroch ballpark in Brno Austria takes on Ireland, which still waits for their first win. In the afternoon Belgium plays against Lithuania at Hroch at 4pm. At 5pm in Blansko meanwhile France, which lost in extra innings to Spain on Thursday, faces Israel.

All games will be live streamed and can be watched on the WBSC Europe YouTube Channel.
Play-by-play, results and standings can be followed on WBSC Europe website.

Latest news and photos from the championship can be found on WBSC Europe social media.

Photo by Tomáš Icík