Italy improved to 5-0 in Group Play after a 11:04 victory over Belgium in Wednesdays morning-game. The Italians were already qualified for their upcoming match against the fourth-place team from Group A in Fridays quarterfinal outings. Belgium will end up in fourth place, thus facing the Group A Winners (probably Israel or the Netherlands) in the Quarterfinals. Angelo Palumbo allowed only two hits in five Innings, striking out six Batters, making him the winner. John Andreoli homered in the first Inning, giving Italy an early advantage. Belgian Starter Jace van Droogenbroeck (3.1 IP, 4 ER) took the loss . Italy build a 7:0 lead but Belgium cut the deficit to 7:4 after Sam Boermans Homerun und Doubles by Leonal Reina und Thomas Wolf in the 8th Inning against Reliever Mattia Aldegheri. Italy responded in typical fashion when Chris Colabello went deep in the bottom half of the Inning – 11:4 for the Third-place-finishers from 2016. Colabello and Alessandro Vaglio each hat 3 RBIs for their team. Leonel Reina had two hits and two RBIs for Belgium.