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Italy takes down both the Czech Republic and Spain

In game of the day for the Italians they were matched up against the Czech Republic as the visitors in Castelfranco, Italy. The Italians had no issues with the Czech on Sunday afternoon, scoring early and often while their mound held the Czech offense to no runs through the first 4 frames. Team Italy picked up 2 in the 1st, 1 in the 2nd and 2 more in the 3rd to get out to the quick 5 nothing lead in the game. Italy scored another run in the top o the 5th to put the score at 6-0, another 2 in the 8th and finally they crossed their 9th run in the 9th. The Czech Republic had some success in the 8th when they crossed 3rd, 4th and 5th runs of the game off of Patrick Venditte, but when the dust settled in the end the final in the scorebook read 9 to 5 Italy, making it their second win in as many games, while it was the Czech Republic’s second loss. Sambucci had a perfect 4 for 4 game at the plate, with 3 runs scored and a huge 4 RBI’s.

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In Italy’s second game of the day they faced off against Spain for the second time in the tournament having taken their first encounter on Saturday 1-nothing. The Italians picked up 3 quick runs in the in their half of the 1st when they loaded the bases with 2 outs in the inning and Mineo preceded to clear them with a 3 RBI double to right center. The game went to 4-0 in the top of the 3rd after Vaglio lead off the inning with a double to left center and eventually came around to score on a sac fly off the bat of Chiarini. Spain picked up their first run of the game in the bottom of the 3rd off of Corradini who concluded his day with 3 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 1 strikeout. Picking up the win out of the pen for the Italians was Yomel Rivera. The lefty Rivera went 3.2 innings of 1 run, 2 hit ball. Italy went on to pick up another 2 runs on the game, as did Spain, which put the final score at a 6-3 mark. The win put Italy at a 3-0 mark on the tournament, while dropping Spain to 1 and 2.

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