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Rory and Team GB ready to strike in European under-23 baseball championships

Rory and Team GB ready to strike in European under-23 baseball championships

FINANCIAL services apprentice Rory Chandler pitched in to help Great Britain reach the quarter-finals of the Under-23 European Baseball Championships.

The 19-year-old Mattioli Woods worker played his part in the national team’s progress, achieved thanks to a convincing 10-0 win over Austria and a 13-12 victory over Poland.

Even a 4-1 setback to Spain wasn’t enough to stop the GB side finishing as second seed in its group to book a place in the last eight of the competition.

They now face Netherlands in the Czech Republic today.

Rory, who lives at Glen Parva, Leicester, said: “The experience and team atmosphere have been great so far. There’s been a great vibe.

“We have had to battle for victories and work together, bouncing off each other’s positive energy. The coaching staff have been exceptional in readying us for the challenges ahead”.

After a two-day training campaign in London, Rory and his team-mates readied themselves for the championships with two friendlies against co-hosts Austria.

They have now moved from the city of Wels to Brno in the Czech Republic ahead of today’s showdown with the Netherlands.

Rory said: “I can’t wait to get out on the field and represent Great Britain once again”.