Hosts The Netherlands comfortably beat South Africa as action begun today at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier in Utrecht.
The home nation eased to an 11-1 win in the Group A encounter at Sportpark de Paperclip.
Today's earlier match in the same section saw Great Britain defeat Spain 9-2.
Nerissa Myers hit two home runs to guide Britain to victory in six innings in what was the first game of tournament.
In Group B, Italy overcame Botswana 7-0 before Czech Republic claimed a 6-1 win over France.
🇨🇿Czech Republic wins!!! 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 6-1 France 🇫🇷— WBSC ⚾🥎 (@WBSC) July 23, 2019
WBSC Europe/Africa Qualifier Day 1 Schedule/Results: https://t.co/ReDmv6g22U #RoadToTokyo @czechsoftball @ffbs_baseball pic.twitter.com/lmL8IM1hrx
Action is due to continue tomorrow.
The Group A schedule is made up of matches between South Africa and Britain, and The Netherlands and Spain.
France face Botswana in the day's first Group B clash prior to Czech Republic's meeting with Italy.
The top two teams in each group are set to advance to a super round, due to be held on Friday (July 26) and Saturday (July 27).
The winner of that will gain a berth for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.