Mexico beats Italy and keeps hope alive in softball

The Mexican team defeated its counterpart from Italy 5-0 and still aspires to a bronze medal in the Olympic softball tournament

JAPAN – The Mexico national team unleashed a nine-hit attack this Sunday and with a good job from the pitcher Dallas escobedo, beat Italy 5-0 to keep alive their medal hopes at the Olympic softball tournament.

After three losses, the Mexicans punished Italy’s starter Greta Cecchetti and just in the second inning took a 1-0 lead by combining doubles by Suzannah Brookshire and Chelsea Gonzales.

In the third act the first batter in the lineup, Sidney Romero she got the ball out of left field to extend the lead and in the fifth Anissa Urtez hit a home run with two teammates on base to make the final 5-0.

Escobedo, main figure of the pitching corps of Mexico, was dominant and only allowed one hit to the rivals to credit the victory over Cecchetti. Romero, who hit 3-2 with a home run and an RBI, led the attack of the Mexicans who add one victory and three losses and to access the medal dispute against Canada, they are forced to overcome Australia this Monday.

In the other results of the day United States Y Japan they remained undefeated and signed their passes to the final for the gold medal; the Americans beat Australia 2-1 in eight innings and Japan 1-0 over Canada, both in extra innings. Annotations for tickets.