Today marked the end of the preliminary round robin. For teams finishing in the top two of their pool, they advanced to the Championship round robin. The remaining teams were allocated to the Placement round robin.
Australia (2-1) vs. Serbia (0-3)
13-0 (4 innings)
Australia finished the preliminary round robin the second position after defeating Serbia 13-0.
Vanessa Stokes was perfect on the mound and Chelsea Forkin was the best of the Aussie line up with the bat, going 3 for 3 with a monster home run.
Aussie Spirit finish the first round of pool play with a 2 win and 1 loss record, while Serbia ends with three losses.
Winning Pitcher: Vanessa Stokes
Losing Pitcher: Katarina Karic
Australia: Monday at 5:30pm vs. Philippines
Serbia: Tuesday at 12:30pm vs. Greece
Philippines (2-1) vs. Netherlands (3-0)
Netherlands led the entire game to defeat the Philippines 7-2.
The Netherlands got on the board first as Chantal Versluis hit a two-run home run. Three consecutive flyouts ended the inning 2-0.
In the third inning, the Netherlands struck again scoring two more runs off a Maxime Van Dalen home run.
The fourth brought another pair of runs as Britt Vonk’s single drove in Shareday Christina and Anne Blaauwgeers.
The Philippines decided to add two runs of their own in the top of the fifth. Queeny Sabobo led the inning off with a double. Shaira Damasing pushes a single through, scoring Sabobo. Damasing then advanced to third following a defensive error and later scored off a Chelsea Suitos single to bring the game to 6-2.
In the final inning, the Netherlands added an insurance run when Virginie Anneveld singled to score Versluis.
After the completion of the first round robin, the Netherlands finishes with three wins and top their pool, while the Philippines ends with a two win and one loss record.
Winning Pitcher: Ginger De Weert
Losing Pitcher: Sierra A. Lange
Philippines: Monday at 5:30pm vs. Australia
Netherlands: Tuesday at 12:30pm vs. Brazil
Mexico (3-0) vs. Switzerland (1-2)
13-0 (4 innings)
Mexico finished at top Pool C with a 13-0 victory over Switzerland.
Diana Reyes and Maria Hernandez each hit a home run, while Victoria Vidales, Alyssa Castro, and Sierra Rodriguez also contributed to the lopsided game with RBIs.
Mexico finish the first round of pool play with a perfect 3-0 record, while Switzerland ends with a 1 win and 2 loss record.
Winning Pitcher: Erika E. Bennett
Losing Pitcher: Corina Grass
Mexico: Tuesday at 8:00pm vs. Cuba
Switzerland: Monday at 10:00am vs. Israel
New Zealand (3-0) vs. Italy (2-1)
8-7 (9 innings)
New Zealand wins in extra innings in an 8-7 thriller against Italy to win their pool on Day 3.
The game remained scoreless through the first two innings before both teams started exchanging runs.
In the top of the third, New Zealand’s Ellie Cooper hit a two-run homerun for the 2-0 lead.
But Italy answered right back with four runs of themselves. Elisa Grifagno hit a one-out single to score Priscilla Brandi. The next batter Eva Trevisan then hit a single to score Alice Parisi. After a strikeout, Andrea Montanari connected for a single to score Grigagno and Trevisan, bringing the score to 4-2.
White Sox Jennifer Feret sailed the ball out of the park in the top of the sixth to tie the game up. But Italy did not want to share the score and watched as Lara Buila hit a two-run home run making the score 6-4.
Facing their last at-bat opportunity, New Zealand scored two runs to tie and stay in the game. Kingsley Avery and pinch-runner Charlotte Pointon were driven in by Hailey Breakwell double. Italy was unable to break the 6-6 tie and the game advanced to extra innings.
In the eighth, each team exchanged runs. New Zealand’s Mikayla Werahiko, who started the inning on second, was driven in by a Kingsley Avery double. Italy’s Sara Avanzi then singled to score Trevision to tie the game again at 7-7 and into the ninth.
A Breakwell single scored Cooper for an 8-7 New Zealand lead. With two outs and Italy’s backs to the wall, Parisi steps up to the plate with Buila on third. Parisi fouls off 14 balls before hitting back to the pitcher to end the game, giving New Zealand the win.
New Zealand finishes the first round of pool play with a perfect 3-0 record, while Italy ends with two wins and only one loss.
Winning Pitcher: Taylor-Page Stewart
Losing Pitcher: Ilaria Cacciamani
New Zealand: Monday at 12:30pm vs. Great Britain
Italy: Monday at 10:00am vs. Puerto Rico
Kenya (0-3) vs. Peru (1-2)
3-10 (5 innings)
Peru enjoyed their first win as they cruised to a 10-3 win over Kenya in their final preliminary round game.
Monica Chu led all batters with 3 RBIs, while Alessandra Mendiburo and Vianca Gozzer each had doubles.
Peru finishes the first round of pool play with a 1 win and 2 loss record, while Kenya ends with three losses.
Winning Pitcher: Keyla V. Tipismana
Losing Pitcher: Janet Adhiambo
Kenya: Tuesday at 10:00am vs. Ecuador
Peru: Tuesday at 5:00pm vs. India
Guatemala (0-3) vs. Greece (1-2)
Greece shut-out Guatemala for a 2-0 and claimed their first win of the world championship.
In the second inning, Loren Stavrou reached base due to a fielding error allowing Evangelia Stefatou to score.
Greece extended their lead in the sixth when Tselsi Lisikatos led the inning off with a home run.
It was three up three down for Guatemala in the top of the seventh giving Greece the 2-0 win.
Stavrou threw a complete game one-hitter and nine strikeouts.
Greece finishes the first round of pool play with a 1 win and 2 loss record, while Guatemala ends with three losses.
Winning Pitcher: Loren K. Stavrou
Losing Pitcher: Josselline Solorzano
Guatemala: Tuesday at 10:00am vs. Czech Republic
Greece: Monday at 12:30pm vs. Austria
China (3-0) vs. Cuba (2-1)
It took all seven innings, but China cruised to a 9-1 victory over Cuba to win their pool in the preliminary round.
Cuba struck first in the first inning when Maylin Bauta score following a series of defensive errors. But China settled down preventing Cuba any hits or walks the remainder of the game.
Yi Lu led China scoring three runs and three hits, including one home run. Minghan Yuan and Jia Xu also hit home runs in the game.
China finishes the first round of pool play with a perfect 3-0 record, while Cuba ends with two wins and only one loss.
Winning Pitcher: XinXing Zhao
Losing Pitcher: Merlys Garcia
China: Tuesday at 7:30pm vs. United States
Cuba: Monday at 8:00pm vs. Brazil
Ecuador (1-2) vs. Puerto Rico (3-0)
0-7 (5 innings)
Puerto Rico finished the preliminary round atop their pool as they shutout Ecuador 7-0 in five innings.
Five Puerto Rican batters had hits with Aleimalee Lopez and Monica Santos each having doubles.
Puerto Rico finishes the first round of pool play with a perfect 3-0 record, while Ecuador ends with one win and two losses.
Winning Pitcher: Brittany Hitchcock
Losing Pitcher: Susy Solis
Ecuador: Monday at 12:30pm vs. Uganda
Puerto Rico: Monday at 10:00am vs. Italy
France (0-2) vs. Japan (2-0)
0-7 (5 innings)
After having to come back from behind yesterday, Japan did not leave anything to chance as they defeat France 7-0 in five innings.
Japan scored the bulk of their runs in the second innings as they pieced together five hits to bring the game to 6-0.
In the third, Natsuko Sugama doubled allowing Mana Atsumi to cross home and drive the score to 7-0.
France was unable to reach base in the following two innings, causing the game to end early.
Japan finishes the first round of pool play with two wins, while France ends with two losses.
Winning Pitcher: Sayuri Yamane
Losing Pitcher: Sarah Benchali
France: Monday at 5:30pm vs. India
Japan: Monday at 5:00pm vs. Chinese Taipei
Great Britain (2-1) vs. Ireland (0-3)
15-0 (4 innings)
Great Britain routs their neighbor island 15-0 in four innings to close out the preliminary round for each team.
Eight British crossed home, while six were credited with RBIs. Nicole Ratel, Kirsten Mack, and Chloe Wigington each had doubles in the game.
Great Britain finishes the first round of pool play with a 2 win and 1 loss record, while Ireland ends with three losses.
Winning Pitcher: Carling Hare
Losing Pitcher: Shawna Walsh
Great Britain: Monday at 12:30pm vs. New Zealand
Ireland: Tuesday at 8:00pm vs. France
Uganda (1-2) vs. Canada (3-0)
The Canadian Women’s National Team finished first place in Pool D by defeating Uganda 10-0 in four innings at the WBSC Women’s World Softball Championship.
Jenn Salling paced the offence with a three-run homerun – her third of the tournament – and an RBI triple while Karissa Hovinga fired a four inning perfect game.
Winning Pitcher: Karissa Hovinga
Losing Pitcher: Annet Nimungu
Uganda: Monday at 12:30pm vs. Ecuador
Canada: Monday at 7:30pm vs. Venezuela
Chinese Taipei (2-1) vs. India (0-3)
15-0 (3 innings)
Winning Pitcher: Pei-Hsuan Wu
Losing Pitcher: Harpreet Kaur
Chinese Taipei: Monday at 5:00pm vs. Japan
India: Monday at 5:30pm vs. France
Brazil (2-1) vs. United States (3-0)
0-13 (4 innings)
Winning Pitcher: Delanie Gourley
Losing Pitcher: Regina C. Someya
Brazil: Monday at 8:00pm vs. Cuba
United States: Tuesday at 7:30pm vs. China
Israel (0-3) vs. Austria (1-2)
2-13 (4 innings)
Winning Pitcher: Cornelia Chwojka
Losing Pitcher: Lital Kahn
Israel: Monday at 10:00am vs. Switzerland
Austria: Monday at 12:30pm vs. Greece