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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Italy loses tie-breaker to Venezuela, out of classic

Italy is out the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

La Squadra Azzura lost a tough tie-breaker game against Venezuela 4-3 on Monday night in Mexico. Italy got an early lead 1-0 on Andreoli's home-run in the first but Venezuela tied the game in the 6th then scored three runs in the top of the 9th to take the lead. Alex Liddi solo home-run in the bottom of the 9th was not enough to rally, Venezuela earned its ticket to the second round alongside Puerto Rico.

All first round games are now played and the qualified teams are Israel and The Netherlands (Pool A), Japan and Cuba (Pool B), those four playing Pool E in Tokyo; Dominican Republic  and USA (Pool C), Puerto Rico and Venezuela (Pool D), those four playing Pool F in San Diego.

Find below each European team's schedule at the global baseball event. All dates are CET.

Live streaming is available in Europe on Perform/DAZN for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Fox Sports for Italy, San Marino, The Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta and Israel and on BT Sport in UK & Ireland.

Israel's schedule
  • First round:
  • - W 2-1 vs South Korea on Monday March 6th (boxscore)
  • - W 15-7 vs Chinese Taipei on Tuesday March 7th (boxscore)
  • - W 4-2 vs The Netherlands on Thursday March 9th (boxscore)
  • Second round:
  • - W 4-1 vs Cuba on Sunday March the 12th (boxscore)
  • - L 12-2 vs The Netherlands on Monday March the 13th (boxscore)
  • - vs Japan on Wednesday March the 15th at 10.00am


Italy's schedule

  • First round:
  • - W 9-8 vs Mexico on Friday March 10th (boxscore)
  • - L 11-10 vs Venezuela Saturday March (boxcore)
  • - L 9-3 vs Puerto Rico on Sunday March 12th (boxscore)
  • - L tie-break 4-3 vs Venezuela on Monday March 13th (boxscore)


The Netherlands' schedule

  • First round:
  • - W 5-0 vs South Korea on Tuesday March 7th (boxscore)
  • - W 6-5 vs Chinese Taipei on Wednesday March 8th (boxscore)
  • - L 4-2 vs Israel on Thursday March 9th (boxscore)
  • Second round:
  • - L 8-6 vs Japan on Sunday March the 9th (boxscore)
  • - W 12-2 vs Israel on Monday March the 13th (boxscore)
  • - vs Cuba on Wednesday March the 15th at 3.00am


Standings

  • Pool A (first round):
  • - Israel 3-0
  • - The Netherlands 2-1
  • - South Korea 1-2
  • - Chinese Taipei 0-3


  • Pool D (first round):
  • - Puerto Rico 3-0
  • - Venezuela 2-2
  • - Italy 1-3
  • - Mexico 1-2


  • Pool E (second round):
  • - Japan 1-0
  • - The Netherlands 1-1
  • - Israel 1-1
  • - Cuba 0-1



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