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.
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.
Australia's Aimee Murch would get the win, after pitching five innings, allowing five hits, two runs and striking out four.
JAPAN DOMINATES PUERTO RICO
Japan and Puerto Rico were deadlocked until the bottom of the third inning. That's when Japan opened up a three-run onslaught.
Misato Kawano got the scoring started with a double to bring in Rie Nagayoshi. During Yuka Ichiguchi's at bat, Kawano would score after an error by the catcher, and Mana Atsumi finished up the team's scoring by stealing home plate.
In the sixth inning, Misa Okubo hit a sacrifice fly to right field that would bring in Natsuko Ono for the team's fourth and final score.
Japan blanked Puerto Rico, 4-0.
Lissette Garay took her second loss of the tournament. She allowed two hits, three runs and walked four in five innings.