EDMONTON, Canada – The 2012 Women’s Baseball World Cup continued in Edmonton with some exciting action.
USA 11, Australia 8
The USA came back from a 7-2 deficit to take the victory. They scored 2 runs in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings to tie the game at 8 heading into the last inning. In the top of the 7th, the American squad completed the comeback by scoring 3 runs to take their 2nd victory of the tournament. The loss drops Australia to 1-1.
Tamara Holmes drove in 2 runs going 2-for-3 for the USA. Caitlin Everett added another 2 RBI going 2-for-4 to help in the US comeback. USA starter Marti Sementelli had a bad outing going 2.1 innings allowing 7 runs. Stacy Piagno pitched 4.2 innings of relief to pick up the win.
Tahnee Lovering had a good game for Australia at the plate going 2-for-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Maddison Lenard took the loss in relief.
Japan 21, Netherlands 0 (5)
The defending champion Japan blew out The Netherlands in their first game of the tournament. Tomomi Nishi drove in 4 runs going 2-for-2 as the Japanese hitters pounded out 18 hits.
All but one hitter for Japan hot at least 1 hit. Every batter scored one run with many batters having multiple hits or runs scored.
Chinese Taipei 6, Cuba 3
Cuba dropped their 2nd straight game as Chinese Taipei evened their record at 1-1 with a 6-3 win.
Wen Ching Hsieh pitched well to get the win going 5 innings allowing only 2 runs (1 ER) on 4 hits. Nai Chia Chen got the save tossing 2 innings of relief. Yu Han Liu drove in a run going 2-for-3 to lead the Chinese Taipei team at the plate.
Canada 14, Venezuela 2 (5)
Canada improved to 2-0 with a blow out win over Venezuela. Stephanie Savoie (3-for-3/3 RBI), Rebecca Hartley (2-for-3/3 RBI), and Brandi Wall (1-for-4/3 RBI) all had big days for Canada at the plate. Autumn Mills pitched 4 innings giving up 2 runs (1 ER) to earn the win for Canada.
Women’s Baseball World Cup Standings:
1. Canada 2-0
2. USA 2-0
3. Australia 1-1
4. Chinese Taipei 1-1
5. Japan 1-0
6. Netherlands 0-2
7. Cuba 0-2
8. Venezuela 0-1
The round 1 round-robin continues through Friday August 17th with the semi-finals and finals on August 18th and 19th.