Day 4 – Sixteen games, top six European teams determined, two inside-the-park homeruns, 10 run-aheads
Teams that took the fifth place in their round robin groups are now fighting for their final positions. Switzerland and Croatia took one win, Ireland and Israel remain without a single win so far.
Fourth and third teams created two groups – G and H. They are playing games within their groups now and they will continue to determin the final spots in the lower 8 later.
The top eigth teams, divided into two groups have played their matches during the last two days. Now Germany and Spain are out of the game with no win in the top eight. The best six teams were determined – Netherlands, Russia, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria and Great Britain.
Tomorrow another two teams will be left out and we’ll be closer again to finding out who deserves the title of the European Champion.
Yesterday, Italy and Netherlands have met for the first time at this tournament. It was a no run game untill the sixth innning, when Netherlands gathered three hits. Italy managed to play without an error. Greta Cechetti pitched the whole game for the Italian defense, meanwhile four pitchers took part in the Netherland’s win.
Three days to go!
Schedule and scoring here
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