It was a historic week in Spain for Great Britain Baseball from 11-18 July, with the GB U18s recording their first European Championship win in 22 years and also finishing eighth, keeping the team in the European Championship group for 2018. Head Coach Will Lintern reflects on this achievement.
The GB U18s needed to win their final pool game against Italy on Friday to avoid the relegation playoffs at the European Junior Championships in Gijon, Spain. But a 14-1 mercy rule loss to the Italians after eight innings put paid to that ambition.
The GB U18s played a valiant game of catch-up against the French on Thursday morning in their third pool game in the European Junior Baseball Championships in Gijon, Spain, but an attempted late rally fell short and the French held on for an 8-4 win.