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Aussie softballers narrowly escape mercy rule

Australia’s softball players lost 7-1 to Canada on Saturday morning, which almost dashed all hopes for a gold medal.

It was their second loss of the tournament after lose against Japan in the opening round of the competition before you take on Italy on Thursday.

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Because the tournament is played with six teams in a round robin competition, in which the first and second for gold and the third and fourth To play for bronze, the Spirit would have to win at least one and possibly both. their last two games (against the USA and Mexico) to have the chance to play for the bronze medal.

Chelsea Forkin bats during Australia’s Niederla ge against Canada. (Getty)

The Canadians had two chances of finishing the game at grace in the later innings (when a team leads with too many runs), but baseline errors at every opportunity kept the Australians back in the contest.

The Spirit had loaded the bases in the top of the first inning without anyone failing, but couldn’t fully capitalize and only scored one run.

“Pretty disappointed “We had the opportunity to put runs on the board and exert pressure,” said Australian coach Laing Harrow after the game.

The Aussies need to regroup before they play the US tomorrow morning.

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