Japan wins sixth straight Women’s Baseball World Cup title

United States loses in bronze medal game


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Team USA second baseman Amanda Gianelloni throws to first to complete a double play during a game at the Women's Baseball World Cup tournament last week. The USA lost to Canada in the bronze medal game while Japan won its sixth straight title.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

Japan won the Women’s Baseball World Cup for the sixth straight time while the United States lost to Canada in the bronze medal game as action in the tournament held at the USSSA Space Coast Complex concluded last week.

Japan defeated Chinese Taipei 6-0 while Team USA lost to Canada 8-5 in 10 innings. It was the second straight tournament that the U.S. has failed to medal.

Malaika Underwood’s double drove in Jade Gortarez to tie the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh for the USA, sending the game into extra innings. Canada, however, scored five runs in the top of the 10th to claim the win, and the bronze medal.

Japanese pitcher Ayami Sato won her third straight tournament MVP award as Japan ran its winning streak at the Women’s Baseball World Cup to 30 games.

It was the first time the World Cup has been held in the United States.