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Six nations remain undefeated after three days of action at the WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship

posted Aug 18, 2017, 1:47 PM by Jairy Otero

Six nations remain undefeated after three days of action at the WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship

CLEARWATER, FL, USA – After three full days of competition at the WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship, the playoff picture is starting to come together. Nations are battling to finish among the top two in their respective pools to advance into the championship round in the quest For the Title of World Champion.

Pool A is still too close to call with four teams in the hunt for two spots. In Pool B, Japan has booked their ticket to the Championship Round, though their seed is still undetermined. In Pool C, Puerto Rico and Czech Republic have advanced with tomorrow determining who will finish with the #1 seed. In the final pool, Canada has claimed one of the two spots.


POOL A


No. 17 Philippines (3-1) v Turkey (0-5)
10-0 (4 innings)

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Philippines easily handled Turkey in the first game of the day to improve their record to 3-1. The Asian nation had the bats going as they scored eight runs in the 1st and 2 runs in the second for a 10-0 win. Clean-up batter Juliet Omul led all batters going 2-for-3, including a double and a triple to drive in two runs. Kaith Jalandoni pitched the no-hitter, striking out seven and walking only one batter.

Win: Kaith JALANDONI
Loss: Seray ILKINCI

Next Up
Philippines: 26 July at 1:30pm against South Africa
Turkey: 26 July at 4:30pm against Guatemala

No. 2 USA (4-0) v No. 12 Italy (2-2)
8-0 (5 innings)

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USA secured an 8-0 victory over Italy in the five innings. The Americans put the game out of reach in the second inning thanks to singles by Mary Iakopo and Nicole Bates, and a double by Madilyn Nickles. Mariah Lopez earned the win pitching the no-hitter and striking out nine.

Win: Mariah LOPEZ
Loss: Carlotta SALIS

Next Up
USA: 27 July at 11:00am against Philippines
Italy: 27 July at 9:00am against South Africa

No. 17 Philippines (4-1) v South Africa (1-2)
3-0

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The Philippines won their second game of the day over South Africa, leaving them in 3rd place in Pool A after three days. Reese Guevarra led the game off with a double to left field and scored two batters later for the early 1-0 lead. No further runs were scored until the 7th inning, even though the Junior Blu Girls reached base in each inning. Lyca Blanco led the inning off with a single and made her way home after two hits and a passed ball. With two outs, Juliet Omul hit a sacrifice fly to right field to drive in the third run of the game. Lange Sierra earned her first win of the world championship pitching the complete game allowing only one hit.

Win: Sierra LANGE
Loss: Chesternay FORTUIN

Next Up
Philippines: 27 July at 11:00am against USA
South Africa: 26 July at 6:30pm against Chinese Taipei

No. 20 Guatemala (1-4) v Turkey (0-6)
18-1 (4 innings)

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Guatemala played their entire team in the lopsided 18-1 win over Turkey, giving them their first win of the world championship. Ana Morales led all batters in the game going 4-for-4, including a double, three singles, and four RBIs, plus one stolen base. Nichole McClendon, Gabriela Guzman, Josselline Monge, and Maria Martinez also recorded multiple hits. McClendon earned the win, pitching the final two innings allowing one run on one hit while striking out three.

Win: Nichole MCCLENDON
Loss: Seray ILKINCI

Next Up
Guatemala: 27 July at 4:30pm against South Africa
Turkey: TBD following the completion on the round robin phase

No. 9 Chinese Taipei (4-0) v South Africa (1-3)
14-0 (5 innings)

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Chinese Taipei blew out South Africa 14-0 in the final game of the day as the offense exploded scoring 12 runs in the 5th inning. Szu-Chi Chu went 4-for-4 at the plate including a triple, while Chia-Hui Ko doubled and homered. Yi-Fan Ho, Yu-Ting Chen, Tzu-Lin Chiang, and Kai-En Lin also had multiple hits in the lopsided game. Ya-Ting Tu earned the win pitching three perfect innings, including three strike outs.

Win: Ya-Ting TU
Loss: Grivonne RHODA

Next Up
Chinese Taipei: 27 July at 1:00pm against Italy
South Africa: 27 July at 9:00am against Italy


POOL B


No. 8 Netherlands (1-3) v No. 37 Israel (0-3)
22-0 (3 innings)

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Netherlands earned their first win of this year’s world championship, defeating Israel in a lopsided three inning game. The Dutch scored two runs in the 1st, blew the game open in the 2nd to score 15 runs, and closed the game out plating five runs in the 3rd inning. Rhowan Stuart led all batters going 3-for-3 with a home run, while driving in three runs. Loy Uchenna Jong, Feline Poot, and Onaisha Franka were also credited with multiple RBIs. Danielle ten Donkelaar pitched the no-hitter, striking out four to earn the win.

Win: Danielle TEN DONKELAAR
Loss: Anna RUDANSKY

Next Up
Netherlands: 26 July at 4:00pm against Bahamas
Israel: 26 July at 1:00pm against Peru

No. 4 Australia (4-1) v Bahamas (1-3)
12-1 (5 innings)

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Australia improved to 4-1 to remain in 2nd place in Pool B with a 12-1 win over Bahamas. The Aussies had Antonia Cooper figured out, generating 12 hits over the five inning game. Maddison Schofield led all batters going 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk and drove in three runs. Lamb Kandra earned the win in her four innings of work, giving up only two hits while fanning 10 batters.

Win: Kandra LAMB
Loss: Antonia COOPER

Next Up
Australia: 27 July at 1:30pm against Israel
Bahamas: 26 July at 4:00pm against Netherlands

No. 21 Peru (2-2) v No. 37 Israel (0-4)
16-2 (4 innings)

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Peru improved to .500 with a lopsided 16-2 win over Israel in four innings. The South Americans smashed the ball in the 1st scoring 11 runs, followed by two runs in the 2nd and three runs in the 3rd. Israel got on the board in the bottom of the 1st scoring two runs but could not make a dent in Peru’s lead. Peru’s Thais Uyema legged out double and a triple, while Pamela Hirakata, Michelle Iparraguirre, Alessandra Rico, and Yaritza La Rosa each had doubles. Michelle Moromizato earned the win pitching 2.1 innings with two hits, walks, runs, and strike outs each to the 12 batters she faced.

Win: Michelle MOROMIZATO
Loss: Lital KAHN
Save: Natalie ALEGRIA

Next Up
Peru: 27 July at 11:30am against Netherlands
Israel: 27 July at 9:30am against Brazil

No. 8 Netherlands (2-3) v Bahamas (1-4)
4-0

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Netherlands jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back as they defeated Bahamas 4-0. Onaisha Franka hit a lead-off single and was driven in off a Feline Poot sacrifice fly. Rhowan Stuart walked to reach base only to be driven in by Jong Loy Uchenna in the 1st inning. No further runs were scored in the game until the 7th inning when Ismay Poot singled with one out and later scored on a defensive error. Charlotte Drijvers then hit a two-out double to drive in Stuart for her second run of the game to give the Europeans the 4-0 win.

Win: Lisa HOP
Loss: Ramona HANNA

Next Up
Netherlands: 27 July at 11:30am against Peru
Bahamas: 27 July at 6:30pm against Japan

No. 1 Japan (5-0) v No. 11 Brazil (2-2)
9-0 (5 innings)

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Japan is the first team to advance to the Championship Round as they defeated Brazil 9-0. Eri Shimoyama led all batters in the game going 3-for-3, including one home run, while batting in three. Urara Fujimoto, Shino Satake, Chisora Mihara, Hiroyo Hattori, and Iroha Suwa each singled in the game to complete the Japanese offense. Kirara Hoshika earned her second win of the championship, pitching three innings allowing only two hits while striking out one.

Win: Kirara HOSHIKA
Loss: Priscilla SHIOMATSU

Next Up
Japan: 27 July at 6:30pm against Bahamas
Brazil: 27 July at 9:30am against Israel


POOL C


No. 7 Puerto Rico (3-0) v No. 24 Dominican Republic (2-1)
7-4

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Puerto Rico continued their winning streak, defeating rival Dominican Republic 7-4 to remain undefeated and atop Pool C. Jaimie Hoover was hot at the plate, hitting two home runs. Kayla Jensen also had multiple hits in the game, including a triple and RBI. Allison Marcano earned the win pitching five innings giving up two hits and four walks, while striking out seven.

Win: Allison MARCANO
Loss: Karen VASQUEZ
Save: Alexina MORA

Next Up
Puerto Rico: 26 July at 6:30pm against Argentina
Dominican Republic: 26 July at 4:30pm against Czech Republic

No. 5 New Zealand (1-3) v No. 36 India (0-4)
11-0 (5 innings)

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New Zealand earned their first win of this year’s world championship as they defeated India 11-0 in 5 innings. Pallas Potter hit two home runs in the game, as she and Mikayla Lewin each drove in three runs. Denva Shaw-Tait, Marama Makea, and Mereana Makea also had multiple hits. Terrey Brittany earned the win, pitching the complete game allowing four hits, while striking out four.

Win: Brittany TERREY
Loss: Pooja PARKHE

Next Up
New Zealand: 27 July at 4:00pm against Argentina
India: 27 July at 1:00pm against Dominican Republic

No. 13 Czech Republic (4-0) v No. 24 Dominican Republic (2-2)
8-0 (6 innings)

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Czech Republic remained undefeated and qualified for the Championship Round with an 8-0 win over Dominican Republic today. The Europeans opened the game scoring one run, then added three more in the 4th and topped off the scoreboard with three runs in the 6th. Veronika Klimplova tripled, while Michaela Regnerova and Kristyna Mala each doubled. Katelyn Humhej pitched the complete game allowing three hits and striking out one.

Win: Katelyn HUMHEJ
Loss: Katherine SUGILIO

Next Up
Dominican Republic: 27 July at 1:00pm against India
Czech Republic: 27 July at 6:00pm against Puerto Rico

No. 7 Puerto Rico (4-0) v No. 30 Argentina (1-3)
8-0 (5 innings)

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Puerto Rico cruised to victory following an 8-0 win over Argentina. The win advanced the Caribbean nation to the Championship Round, though tomorrow is required to determine their seeding. Janiliz Rivera hit a home run and Kayla Jensen tripled while Adriana Otero led the team’s offense going 3-for-3 with a double and 3 RBIs. Tiana Hernandez recorded the win in the complete game performance, allowing only one hit and fanning five.

Win: Tiana HERNANDEZ
Loss: Sophie FARIGLIANO

Next Up
Puerto Rico: 27 July at 6:00pm against Czech Republic
Argentina: 27 July at 4:00pm against New Zealand


POOL D

No. 3 Canada (3-0) v No. 26 Korea (0-3)
5-1

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Win: Bri AGUILAR-BEAUCAGE
Loss: Kyung LEE

Canada improved to 3-0 by defeating Korea this morning to remain atop of Pool D. Alysse Volpe led off Canada’s at-bats with a single to left-field; a ground out advanced her to third and was then driven in off Grace Messmer’s hit to center. In the 2nd inning, Canada added another four runs on three hits to bring the game to 5-0. Korea tried to stage a comeback in the 7th but was only able to score one run. Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage pitched the complete game to earn the win, limiting Korea to four hits, while striking out seven.

Next Up
Canada: 26 July at 6:00pm against Great Britain
Korea: 26 July at 4:00pm against China

No. 10 Mexico (2-2) v No. 31 Ireland (0-4)
8-0 (5 innings)

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Mexico improved to .500 in the Pool D preliminary round robin with a win over Ireland. The Latin Americans scored 8 runs on 10 hits in the 5 inning game. Madelyn Ruffin, Diana Arcega, and Paola Quintero each had two hits in the game, while five batters recorded RBIs. Carolina Zamudio earned the win as she entered the game in the 2nd inning in relief to pitch four innings allowing two hits and striking out two others.

Win: Carolina ZAMUDIO
Loss: Cassandra MCGRATH

Next Up
Mexico: 27 July at 4:30pm against Great Britain
Ireland: 27 July at 1:30pm against Korea

No. 26 Korea (1-3) v No. 6 China (3-1)
2-1 (8 innings)

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In their second game of the day, Korea beat their continental counterpart 2-1 in a close match that required extra innings. The game was scoreless for four innings before China jumped in front first, scoring their only run of the game. Korea tied the game up in the 6th, and won the game in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the 8th. Hye Won Jeong and Seo Young Jeong each scored runs in the game. Choe Yeon Ji pitched the complete game to earn the win, allowing five hits, while striking out three.

Win: Yeon J CHOE
Loss: Xinyu WANG

Next Up
China: 27 July at 6:30pm against Canada
Korea: 27 July at 1:30pm against Ireland

No. 3 Canada (4-0) v No. 14 Great Britain (2-2)
4-2
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Canada won a nail-biter over Great Britain to remain undefeated. The win advances them to the Championship Round, though they will have to wait until tomorrow for their seed placement to be determined.

Great Britain jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning, but Canada chipped away scoring one run in both the 2nd and 3rd to tie the game, before taking the lead in the 6th plating two. Great Britain rallied in the 7th with the go-ahead run at the plate, but could not capitalize. Canada’s Maria Palmegiani and Amanda Janes each doubled, while Alysse Volpe, Grace Messmer, and Palmegiani recorded multiple hits in the win. Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage received the win allowing four hits and striking out four in three innings of work.

Win: Bri AGUILAR-BEAUCAGE
Loss: Georgina CORRICK

Next Up
Canada: 27 July at 6:30pm against China
Great Britain: 27 July at 4:30pm against Mexico

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