Since August 10, four European teams have been competing in the U-19 Women's Softball World Cup that's being held in Irvine, California (2019). 16 teams from all over the world are battling to take home the title of World Champion. Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic are the four countries that are representing Europe.

In the opening round, the Dutch and the Irish weren't able to win any games. However, the Italians started off strong and won their first game 0:10 against South Africa. That same day, the Czechs experienced a very tough 0:1 loss against Mexico. However, the day after the Czechs played Botswana and made sure of a 11:0 win. 

Unfortunately, all of the four European teams did not make it to the Super Round in race for the gold medal. Italy and the Czech Republic placed themselves in 9-12 placement group. Ireland and the Netherlands will have to satisfy with a 13-16 spot in the ranking. 

To see the standings, schedule and to follow their games, visit the website of the WBSC here

- Romy Marinus -
/Picture by Karin Oomes/