20 July 2012
The Aussie Spirit have finished third in their pool after a big win against Great Britain today 8-0. Having gone down to host nation, Canada by 2 runs to 0 yesterday, the Aussies hit the diamond against the Brits, running out winners in five innings.
Playoff round AUSTRALIA v PUERTO RICO 7:30am AEST Saturday, July 21st
Game 7 : Australia 8 defeated Great Britain 0
Highlights: Bowering, Warwick and McManus all recorded safe hits while Weaver and McManus scored 2 runs each.
Kaia Parnaby pitched 4 innings for 2 hits and 5 strikeouts, Justine Smethurst pitched 1 inning for 1 strikeout.
Game 6 : Australia 0 - Canada 2
Highlights: Canadian pitcher, Danielle Lawrie pitched 7 innings for 2 hits and 11 strikeouts. Stacey Porter and Forkin recorded 1 hit each. Zara Mee pitched 0.2 innings for 2 hits and 1 run, Vanessa Stokes pitched 4.1 innings for 3 hits, 1 run and 2 strikeouts.
Game 5 : Australia 6 defeated Chinese Taipei 0
Highlights: With Stacey Porter on base and the intentional walking of De Blaes, next batter, Chelsea Forkin smashed a 3 run homerun in the first inning.
Porter and Forkin 2 hits each, Godfrey, McManus and White, 1 hit each. Smethurst pitched 1.1 innings for 2 strikeouts, Aimee Murch pitched 3.2 innings for 1 hit and 1 strikeout, Vanessa Stokes pitched 2 innings for 3 strikeouts.
Action images thanks to Cindy Wann
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Arthur J Gallagher
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