Black Sox beaten by Venezuela at world softball championships after big win over Japan

Written by Bob on July 12th, 2017

Tyron Bartorillo hit his fifth home run of the world championship. Photo By FIONA GOODALL/GETTY IMAGES

By TONY SMITH
Stuff.co.nz

WHITEHORSE, YK, Canada – The New Zealand Black Sox have crashed to a sloppy 7-3 defeat to Venezuela in their first loss at the men’s softball world championship in Canada.

Mark Sorenson’s men – ranked No 1 in the world – went from the sublime – a 8-1 Wednesday morning (NZ Time) victory over second-ranked Japan – to the ridiculous a few hours later against the vibrant Venezuelans at Whitehorse.

Their defeat now leaves New Zealand, seventh-ranked Venezuela and Japan all tied with one four wins and one defeat each – Venezuela’s a 7-0 forfeit to Japan after arriving late on opening day. Continue Reading.

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