The IBAF Baseball Cup began Wednesday in Europe.
Australia smacked around the Czech Republic 17-4 in Prague. 1B Stefan Welch had a bit day. He was 4-6 with 2 2B, a 3B, a HR and 3 RBI.
The host Germans beat up on China 14-1 with Mets C Kai Gronauer going 1-3 with a 2B, 2 BB and 2 RBI.
The US and Canada both begin play on Thursday.