Yokohama (Japan), Jul 24 (EFE). The United States beat Mexico 2-0 this Saturday, which suffered its third defeat in the same number of matches at the Tokyo 2020 Softball Olympic Games.
The victory was led by the American bowler Kat Osterman, who in six runs allowed only one hit, walked one, hit four opponents and was not allowed to run. The loser was Dallas Escobedo.
The United States scored three victories and finished first in the softball competition, half a game ahead of Japan, who will next face Italy.
Mexico still has aspirations to win a medal, but for that it will have to win its last two matches, against Italy and Australia and fencing for third place.
The United States decided the game in the third inning. Pitcher Dallas Escobedo started the class by walking Dejah Mulipola and then accepting a blow from Haylie McCleney, leading her to replace Danielle O’Toole.
O’Toole had two goals with a Janie Reed penalty and a fly ball from Amanda Chester, but Ali Aguilar’s one shot into the center made it 2-0 as Molipola and McClenny went.
Earlier, in the second quarter, Mexico gave up its clearest scoring chance. Osterman walked past Susanna Brookshire and hit Victoria Vidals, but the American shooter retired her next three opponents.
The closest Monica Abbott came in the seventh game and saved the match by retiring the Mexicans with four players, who committed three mistakes in the defense in the match.
America’s top hitter was Ali Aguilar, who went 3-2 with two RBIs.
Annotations by tickets
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ha
United States 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Won: Kat Osterman (2-0).
Lost: Dallas Escobedo (0-2).
Saved: Monica Abbott (2). EFE
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