Italian Juniors defeat Belgium 14-3, qualify for semi's

GIJON, Spain--The little Azzurri made easy work of Belgium in the quarterfinal of the Confederation of European Baseball 18U Championship, beating the Belgians 14-3.

The Italian squad was coming off a tough loss versus Germany and rebounded by pounding out 16 hits en route to the easy win over Belgium.

Italy will now be matched up against the undefeated Netherlands in the semifinals.

Germany will be taking on the Czech Republic in the other semifinal contest.