Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Softball – Women – Opening Round – Mexico v Australia – Yokohama Baseball Stadium – Yokohama, Japan – July 26, 2021. Stefania Aradillas of Mexico, Clare Warwick of Australia, and Leah Parry of Australia in action. REUTERS/Jorge SilvaRead More
YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 26 (Reuters) – Olympic newcomers Mexico overcame Australia 4-1 on Monday to reach the bronze-medal match-up with Canada, after the United States beat Japan 2-1 in a dress rehearsal for the gold-medal game.
Mexico’s offence surged for the second straight night as Victoria Vidales had two runs batted in on two of the team’s 11 hits, while pitcher Dallas Escobedo nearly tossed a second consecutive complete game shutout.
They will face Canada, who have competed at each of softball’s four Olympic appearances but never placed higher than fourth. Australia had won silver or bronze every time.
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Forecast rain could delay the medal games on Tuesday.