La Jornada – Mexicans lose second match in Tokyo 2021

The Mexicans lost again in softball in their second game at the Olympics, falling 3-2 to the Japanese in the overtime. Despite the defeat, the tricolor on Thursday afternoon in Tokyo gave a match full of courage and competitiveness. There are still matches to play and Mexico has already woken up.

The softball trio was under pressure from the loss the day before for Canada, so this game against the hosts was key and under a lot of pressure.

The Japanese took the lead in the second half with a shot at home from Yamato Fujita to the left, which put the scoreboard 1-0 and the tricolor in trouble.

In the fifth inning, Anissa Ortiz tied 1-1 with a knockout to midfield, but Japan managed to score again thanks to Haruka Agatsuma’s double.

The Mexicans did not give up and in seventh place, they were able to tie again on the scoreboard 2-2 thanks to the run of Susanna Brookshire. They had players at the base but the Japanese throws did not allow them to increase the number.

The Mexican attack in the eighth inning was fierce, and they had three players at the base and came out twice. Victoria Vidales played the hit boxer, but she was beaten and they failed to do any harm in that attempt.

In turn, Mana Atsumi hit an RBI single to give the hosts a 3-2 win and leave the Mexicans on the line, who will now have to face the Americans who defeated the hosts 1-0 hours earlier. Canada.

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