The third day of Olympic softball is in the books! The three games played on Saturday saw dominant victories and showcased these top-tier athletes at their best. Let’s get into the recap of day 3!
Canada 7 – Australia 1
Coming off a tight loss to the USA, Canada got out to an early lead in this one. At the end of the first inning, they led 3-1. Jenna Caira took over on the mound in the second and Canada continued their offensive dominance. They scored another three runs in the second inning making the score 6-1. Emma Entzminger’s fourth-inning RBI put Canada ahead 7-1. Australia couldn’t push back and Canada secured their victory.
United States 2 – Mexico 0
The United States continues their dominance in these games with another win. The game remained scoreless until the top of the third inning when Ali Aguilar stepped up to bat. She singled to center field and her hit earned two RBIs, bringing Haylie McCleney and Dejah Mulipola in to score. This was the only scoring play of the game and the USA took the game 2-0.
Japan 5 – Italy 0
Neither team could find an offensive break until the fourth inning. Yu Yamamoto of Japan hit a home run to put her team up 2-0. At the top of the sixth inning, Yamato Fujita hit a three-run home run and extended Japan’s lead to five. Italy was unable to come back and Japan finished with another one for the win column.
Olympic softball continues to excite fans across the world. Day four will have games with major implications. The United States will take on Australia followed by a battle between Canada and Japan. Italy and Mexico will close the day out on the diamond. Who will be heading to the medal round? Keep coming back to Unbenched for more Tokyo 2020 coverage and softball updates.