BRNO-The 15U Italian National Baseball Team staved off a late rally by the Czech Republic, beating the hosts 9-8 to capture the 2011 Confederation of European Baseball Cadet title.
With the tying run on third base in the final inning, Italy got the final two outs of the Championship by getting back-to-back strikeouts to halt the late charge and secure the shaky victory.
The Czech Republic outhit their Italian counterparts 11-6.
The win against the Team Czech followed an 8-3 victory earlier in the day over the Netherland in the semifinals.
2. Czech Republic