Venezuela clinched the Women’s Softball South American Championship, in a thrilling, nine-innings final game over Brazil, 5-3. Yulexis Barrios hit a clutch 2-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to take a three-run lead and secure the title.

Venezuela finished the round robin in the third position, so they had to come from behind in the page playoff. On Thursday they beat Curacao, 7-0, and yesterday secured back to back victories over Argentina and Brazil to claim the crown.

Venezuela was three outs away from being eliminated in the second semi final, when Argentina arrived to the top of the seventh with a 3-2 lead. But Venezuela scored twice to take the lead an clinch the game, 4-3.

In the last game of the tournament Brazil and Venezuela had to play nine innings to find a winner. In the top of the ninth, with two outs, Denisse Fuenmayor produced the go ahead run with a single to left field, and then Barrios hit an opposite field home run to take a three run lead.

Venezuela claimed both the Men’s and Women’s Softball South American Championships in 2018.

FINAL STANDINGS

  1. Venezuela
  2. Brazil
  3. Argentina
  4. Curacao
  5. Aruba
  6. Peru

RESULTS

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time Match
12:00 VEN 5-3 ARU
14:15 VEN 0-7 BRA
10:15 BRA 7-1 ARG
12:30 ARG 7-6 CUW
14:45 PER 1-3 CUW
17:30 ARU 6-3 PER

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Time Match
14:30 PER 0-11 ARG
16:45 CUW 1-6 VEN
19:00 VEN 1-5 ARG
15:00 BRA 9-2 ARU
17:15 BRA 7-0 PER
19:30 ARU 4-6 CUW

 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Time Match
14:30 CUW 0-6 BRA
16:45 ARG 11-4 ARU
19:00 ARU 2-3 VEN
15:00 PER 0-10 VEN
17:15 CUW 7-6 PER
19:30 ARG 7-0 BRA

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time Match
14:30 CUW 3-7 ARG
16:45 VEN 2-4 CUW
19:00 BRA 0-1 VEN
15:00 ARU 1-8 BRA
17:15 ARG 11-4 PER
19:30 PER 0-6 ARU

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Time Match
14:30 PER 0-14 BRA
16:45 ARG 0-10 VEN
19:00 VEN 9-2 PER
15:00 CUW 7-0 ARU
17:15 BRA 2-10 CUW
19:30 ARU 3-14 ARG

 

Thursday, October 31, 2018

Time Match
14:30 VEN 7-0 CUW
16:45 ARG 3-5 BRA

 

Thursday, October 31, 2018

Time Match
14:30 ARG 3-4 VEN
16:45 BRA 3-5 VEN