The U18 European Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic ended on Sunday with Italy defending its title. The Squadra Azzurri defeated the Netherlands 3-2 in the Gold Medal Game. It was the seventh win in as many games in the tournament for Italy and the first defeat for the Dutch team. The Czech Republic claimed third place ahead of France.
Gold Medal Game: Italy – Netherlands 3-2
Italy scored two runs in the third and once in the seventh to prevail 3-2 over the Netherlands in a thrilling Gold Medal Game on Sunday evening. The Dutch took a 1-0 lead in the third, when Marco Wijst delivered a RBI single. However Italy