2021 U12 European Championship: First Surprise of The Tournament

On the second day of the U12 European Championship, there was quite a surprise. In the Czech Republic, Italy had an opponent that dealt them the first loss of the tournament.

Czech Republic 7 – 3 Italy

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With one offensive outburst and excellent pitching, the Czechs shoved aside the Italians.
In the first two innings, both teams were each other’s match. After a scoreless first inning, both teams scored a run in the second. But the aforementioned Czech offensive outburst came in the third inning. The Italian pitching and defense didn’t do what it had to do. The Italian pitcher recorded one out but then gave up a single and three consecutive walks to hand the Czechs the lead again. A fielding error with the bases loaded, allowed the Czechs to score two more runs. A single by Adam Tosovsky drove in another run before a second fielding error allowed the Czechs to score twice again.

In the bottom of the third, Italy scored on an inside the park home run and a single. With that, the final score was reached especially thanks to Dominik Durlin, who pitched 3.2 shutout innings in which he allowed four hits and struck out two. Durlin earned the save. His teammate Filip Duda earned the win despite lasting for only 0.1 innings in which he was credited for two runs on three hits. Thomas Cechet took the loss for Italy. In 0.1 inning, he gave up four runs on one hit and three walks and struck out three.

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Adam Tosovsky was the best hitter for the Czech Republic. He went 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored.

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