Spain's players celebrate after winning the European Baseball Championship following an 11-2 win over Britain in Brno ©WBSC

Spain won the European Baseball Championship title for the second time, recording a big win over Britain at Brno in the Czech Republic.

Meanwhile, the bronze medal match was a closer affair with the Netherlands requiring  extra innings to overcome Germany.

In the gold-medal match Spain got off to a flying start, going 5-0 up in the top of the first inning thanks to a run batted in single by Edison Valerio, and run batted in doubles by Jesus Ustariz, Daniel Jimenez, Wander Encarnacion and Gabriel Lino.

Britain loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth but only managed a single run by Nick Ward.

That was as good as things got for Britain, as Spain scored four in the sixth to move out of their opponents reach courtesy of two-run home runs from Engel Beltre and Encarnacion.

A two-run double in the ninth from Jimenez added further gloss to the scoreline which ended 11-2 in Spain’s favour, giving them a first European title since 1955.

Prior to the final, Spain were pushed hard at the semi-final stage by the Netherlands, requiring a double in the ninth inning to win 7-6.

A dramatic bronze-medal match earlier in the day at the YD Stadium saw the reigning champions Netherlands overcome Germany 5-4.

The match went to extra innings after it finished deadlocked at 3-3 after regulation play, with Germany taking a 4-3 lead through a run batted in single by Yannick Walther.

Dashenko Ricardo was the German hero hitting a two-run walk-off home run off relief pitcher Mark Harrison to spark jubilant scenes and earn the Netherlands a first ever European Baseball Championship bronze medal.