TAIPEI—The 12-years and Under national team of Italy had arough welcoming to the first-ever International Baseball Federation 12UBaseball World Championship.
The little Azzurri fell to Venezuela by the score of 23-0 in the opener.
Venezuela had little difficulty with the Italian pitchingsquad, racking up 19 hit, with four of those being homeruns.
Italy only reached base 2 times, both coming fromwalks.
Venezuelan pitchers combined for 10 strikes over fourinnings.
The competition will not get any easier for Team Italy, asthey next face South Korea.
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