16 Jul 2017

Black Sox power into finals

7:35 pm on 16 July 2017

The New Zealand Mens Softball team have charged to their 10th consecutive World Championship final.

Black Sox haka at the softball world champs in Whitehorse, Canada.

The Black Sox celebrate in Whitehorse, Canada Photo: Supplied

The defending World Champions defeated the home team Canada in wet and trying conditions in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Canada got off to a strong start but a rain delay allowed the Black Sox to regroup after they trailed 9-2 early in the game.

An eight-run fourth innings powered the Black Sox past the Canadians 12-11.

The victory comes after the Black Sox were well beaten by Canada in their past two encounters.

Canada won their game in Vancouver 10 days ago 10-3 and also piped New Zealand 9-5 to take the 2015 World Championship.

Canada and Australia now face each other in the playoff with the winner going up against the Black Sox in the final.