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22 Feb 2018 3:59
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  •   Home > News > Sports > Softball

    White Sox end tournament without a win

    New Zealand crash to a 6-0 loss to Italy to complete a winless campaign at the Asia Pacific women's softball tournament.

    A disappointing week for the White Sox has ended on a low at the Asia Pacific Cup softball tournament in Sydney, beaten 6-0 by Italy.

    New Zealand finished last at the seven-team women's event, having lost their six round-robin games followed by the whitewash in Sunday's classification game.

    The 11th-ranked White Sox struggled all week with their batting and that was the case against world No.9 Italy.

    Only four hits were achieved by New Zealand batters in the six innings, including two to Shannon Hearne.

    By contrast, Italy managed 10 hits, turning them into doubles in the first, second and fourth innings.

    All the runs came off the pitching of Rita Hokianga, who was replaced on the mound midway through the match by Loran Parker.

    New Zealand lost 5-4 to Italy a day earlier, the closest they came to a win.

    They suffered sizeable losses to Japan, Australia, China, Chinese Taipei and an All Stars selection.


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