US beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of softball worlds
9 days ago - By National Post
MAKUHARI, Japan - Pitcher Rachel Garcia drove in the winning run in the eighth inning Saturday to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women's world softball championship.
With a runner on third base, Garcia hit a line drive to the gap in left-centre field to seal the win. The defending champions will face either Japan or Canada in Sunday's final of a tournament that doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Yu Yamamoto gave the hosts the lead in the first inning with a two-run homer to right field off American starter Monica Abbott.
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