11 Mar 2013

Black Sox take world title in Auckland

6:07 am on 11 March 2013

The New Zealand men's softball team has picked up its sixth world title by beating Venezuela 4-1 in the final of the World Championship in Auckland.

The Black Sox skipper Rhys Casley completed a miraculous comeback from injury to provide a winning three-run homer, driving in Brad Rona and Daniel Milne to break a 1-all tie in the bottom of the third inning.

Jeremy Manley pitched the entire game for six strikeouts and three hits.

NZ Black Sox 4 (Patrick Shannon HR, Rhys Casley HR, Brad Rona, Daniel Milne)

Venezuela 1 (Ivan Paez)