Day three in Utrecht has brought some must-see games!
Round-robin games are done now and only four teams' hopes remain alive. The teams that still fight for the Tokyo ticket are: Czech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, and the Netherlands.
Tomorrow, Czech Republic will face Great Britain at 16:00, the Netherlands against Italy will start at 19:00.
Italy 5 - France 1
One of the best performances of the French team we've seen in years! The French had really good contacts with the ball and only couldn't keep the Italian bats quiet in the fourth.
Spain 5 - South Africa 0
This was the last game for both teams. None one them made it to the Super pool.
Botswana 0 - Czech Republic 12
Botswana struggled with defense in the first inning. Czech pitchers Humhej and Blahova recorded a no-hitter. The game was over after four innings.
Great Britain 5 - Netherlands 2
GB surprised with a high score against the Netherlands. This game showed how much is there to play for as the spectators could witness three intentional bases on balls.
Schedule and stats HERE
-photos by Sascha Schneider-