Yokohama (Japan), Jul 24 (EFE). – The Canadian team combined a good eight-stroke to beat Australia 7-1 this Saturday at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Softball Tournament in Tokyo 2020.
Canada topped winning attacks three times in the first and second half. The winning bowler was Gina Kaira, the second Canadian finisher, who threw four runs and two-thirds two-strokes, three-strokes without runs; And the loser was Australian Ellen Roberts.
Australia took the lead in the first half. Bomber Sarah Groenwegen started to walk Jade Wall with the bases loaded and one out, allowing Stacy Porter to score 1-0.
Canada responded with three runs. Roberts started the match by walking to Victoria Hayward, who scored 1-1 after a foul by third baseman Stacey Porter, to hit Larissa Franklin. Gene Saling’s double sent midfield Kelsey Harshman and Larissa Franklin home with a 3-1 score on the scoreboard.
In the second, Janet Leung singled out a 4-1 rubber ball hitter Kelsey Harshman to first base.
Then Erika Polidori’s two midfield goals drove Harshman and Hayward home to 6-1 on the scoreboard. In the fourth set, Emma Entzminger’s lead single, left, reached the final with a score of 7-1.
Erica Polidori was the best at bat for the Canadians, going 3-2 with a pair of RBIs.
Canada had two wins and one loss and placed itself in the middle of the game between the Japan and the US leaderboards.
This Saturday, the Japanese will face Italy and the United States against Mexico.
Annotations by tickets
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ha
Australia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Canada 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 8 0
Won: Gina Keira (1-1).
Lost: Ellen Roberts (0-1).