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Junior Black Sox remain unbeaten at World Champs

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The Temperzone Junior Black Sox softball team have scored their fourth victory from as many games at the Junior Men's World Championships title in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada winning 12-6 over the hosts.

Scores were tied at 3-3 at the bottom of the third innings before the Kiwis came alive sending ten batters to the plate to score six runs taking control of the game to lead 9-3. The Junior Black Sox dominated the game with smart aggressive running and some hot hitting.

There was three consecutive singles scoring a run, followed by an error to load the bases, then a two-run double, a pair of run-scoring singles and a sacrifice fly to give the Kiwis the commanding 9-3 lead. Canada gained one run back before New Zealand went on to add a single run in the top of the fifth on a wild pitch, and two more in the sixth on a solo home run by Auckland’s Eruera Drage and a triple by fellow Aucklander Callum Elson, increasing its lead to 12-4.

Looking to avoid the mercy run rule, the home side managed a double to grab two runs making the score 12-6 before New Zealand put two runners on base in the top of the seventh on a single and a walk but did not add any runs to its lead.

Tomorrow the Junior Black Sox play the strong Japanese team at midday local time (7am NZ time). The Junior Black Sox, Japan and Argentina are the three unbeaten teams at the tournament.

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