The Italian National Softball team is taking advantage of along weekend by participating in Italy's 150 Years of Unity softball tournament. The Azzure softballers opened up actionyesterday with an easy 7-0 shutout win over Bollate of the Italian SoftballLeague.
In the national squad's second contest of the day, theItalian softballers fell to the Netherlands 7-2. Earlier in the day, the Netherlands toppedItalian Softball League's La Loggia 6-2 to begin the tournament with a win.
Italy and the Netherlands are scheduled to face each otheragain tomorrow night.
However, Italy's next two match-ups will be against thesoftball rich Czech Republic, which has brought two teams and a selection ofall-stars from the Prague region.
The Italian Softballers will be competing in the 2011 European championships that begin on July 31 and hosted by Italy; the Azzure have their eyes on the championship trophy.