26 Jul 2009

Black Sox lose in Canada

8:32 am on 26 July 2009

The Black Sox face a must-win play-off game against Japan at the softball world championships in Saskatoon in Canada today, after yesterday's shock 7-0 loss to Australia.

That game ended in the sixth innings.

Australia were credited with eight hits - but most of their runs came from New Zealand errors.

It was the Black Sox' first loss at the championship.

New Zealand beat Japan 5-3 in pool play.