The German national baseball team, despite their first success at the EM in Piedmont / Italy, clearly missed the quarter-finals. At the end of the preliminary round, the team of the German Baseball and Softball Association (DBV) achieved their first tournament victory on Tuesday against the Ukrainians, who had also been unsuccessful to date, with a 15: 5. The team of national coach Steve Janssen had lost their first two games, however, on Sunday they were defeated by Croatia 2: 8 in Turin, on Monday in Settimo they lost to Spain with 2:15. From the four groups of four, the two best in the group qualify for the quarter-finals; the German selection continues after the group stage in the placement round. The EM will be held for the first time with 16 teams.