The USA softball team has actually currently secured a berth in the gold medal video game later today, yet they’ll have some organization to address Sunday, as they’ll encounter unbeaten Japan in a game with considerable effects for that contest.
Both teams currently have a 4-0 record in round-robin play, and the victor of Sunday’s finale will certainly protect the benefit of batting last in Tuesday’s gold medal battle, which will additionally include the 2 groups.
Amanda Chidester reached play the duty of hero for the American team in their success over Australia, taking the minute with a walk-off solitary to limbo that racked up two runs and also protected Team U.S.A.’s place in the gold medal video game later on today.
“In my head, I resemble: ‘Rating! Rating 2! Rating 2! Rating 2!'” she remembered. “When I stood up and every person was going out at me, I resembled, ‘we did it!'”
Chidester, an Allen Park, Michigan indigenous, has an overall of 4 hits and 3 RBI’s during the very first four video games of the event.
The USA has won all four of its games in Japan, surrendering just one run in those competitions. The group began round robin play with 3 straight nothing wins over Italy, Canada and Mexico, as well as racked up a comeback sway Australia to set up the fight of unbeatens with Japan on Sunday.
Japan has actually had a number of excellent triumphes, including an 8-1 blowout victory over Australia to kick off the tournament. They adhered to that up with a 3-2 gain Mexico, and afterwards 2 straight shutout triumphes over Italy as well as Canada to run their document to 4-0.
Currently, Japan as well as the UNITED STATE will contest in Kanagawa on Sunday, with home-field benefit in the gold medal video game on the line. Pitch is set for 8 p.m., Central time.