Team Italy's Carlos Urqiola (Carlo Marcoaldi)

Team Italy hosts U18 European Baseball Championship and announces game schedule

Team Italy hosts the U18 Baseball European Baseball Championship in Macerata and Montegranaro from July 5-11, 2021.  The Italians are in Group A, which includes Euro rival Kingdom of the Netherlands, France, Lithuania and Israel. Group B consists of Spain, Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany and Austria. The top two finishers of each group will advance to the semifinals on July 10 with the championship title game scheduled on the following day. The top two teams will also qualify for the WBSC U18 World Cup in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida from September 10-19, 2021. 

Team Italy and Lithuania play on July 5 in Macerata at 8 pm (local time). The competition gets more difficult for the Azzurri from that point on. France is next on July 6 at 4 pm in Montegranaro. Then Team Italy returns to Macerata for the long-awaited clash against Kingdom of the Netherlands on July 7 at 8 pm. Group A action concludes for Team Italy after the battle with Israel in Macerata on July 8 at 8 pm. 

The complete schedule can be downloaded below. Forza #Italia

by Roberto Angotti

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