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World Cup of Softball: A low-scoring affair

By Rhiannon Walker, Staff Writer, rwalker@opubco.com Published: July 14, 2013
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Canada didn't take long to get on the board in its game against Australia at the World Cup of Softball on Saturday.

Jennifer Gilbert hit a double to bring in Heather Ebert from second, but then neither team scored for four innings.

In the bottom of the fifth, Canada added to its lead. Larissa Franklin stole second, and when Joey Lye delivered a single, Franklin bolted for home.

Those would be the only two scores in Canada's 2-0 victory over the Aussies.

Sara Ploudre registered the win. She struck out three, walked two and allowed three hits in 4 2/3 innings.

COMEBACK DENIED

After 11 scoreless innings, Puerto Rico put two runs on the board when it needed it the most. After allowing Australia to score three runs between the second and third inning, the Puerto Rican National Team came storming back in the fifth.

The comeback was curtailed, however, when the Aussies scored three runs of their own in the bottom of that inning. Neither team would score in the sixth inning, and Puerto Rico was unable to get any offense in the top of the seventh. Australia won, 6-2.

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