Greece, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine qualify for European Baseball Championship 2021

Greece, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine qualify for European Baseball Championship 2021
08/07/2021
The 16-team European Baseball Championship is scheduled for 12-19 September in Italy. The nine-team U-18 Euro Championship, a qualifier to the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, is now underway.

Greece, Slovakia, Russia and Ukraine recently won their respective pools to complete the field of 16 participants for the European Baseball Championship, which is scheduled for 12-19 September in the Piemonte Region, north-western Italy.

Greece beat hosts Lithuania in the final in Utena, 8-4. Slovakia outscored Ireland, 12-2, on home turf in Bratislava. Ukraine defeated Serbia, 9-5, in the final in Belgrade, while Russia beat Belarus, 4-1, on home soil in Moscow.

At the youth level, the U-18 European Baseball Championship opened on 5 July in the Marche Region. Hosts Italy (3-0) lead the five-team group A, which also includes France, Israel, the Netherlands (all 1-1) and Lithuania (0-3).

Germany and Spain (2-0) lead group B over Austria and the Czech Republic (0-2).
The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, 10 July. The winners will compete for the title on Sunday, 11 July at 6 pm local time.

In other European national team events, the U-15 European Baseball Championship will open on Wednesday, 21 July, in Brno and Trnava, Czech Republic. The U-12 European Baseball Championship is set to start on 10 August in Mortsel, Belgium. The U-23 European Baseball Championship will open on 24 August in the Veneto Region, northeastern Italy.

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