From the San Diego Union Tribune:
Third baseman/outfielder Giovanni Garbella (Cathedral Catholic) was named the MVP after leading the Italian National Team to the championship of the European Junior U18 Baseball Championship in the Czech Republic.
Garbella hit .407 with a home run, two triples, three doubles and eight RBIs in six games.
The Italians beat the Czech Republic in the title game of an event that included Germany, Sweden, Russia, France, Belgium and the Ukraine.
Next up for Garbella and the Italian team is the U18 world Championship on Aug. 30-Sept. 8 in Taiwan. Italy is in a pool that includes Australia, Colombia, Cuba, South Korea and the U.S.