Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women Face Japan, Winner Meets USA in Tournament Final

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women Face Japan, Winner Meets USA in Tournament Final

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Canada to face Japan with spot in final on the line

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CHIBA, Japan - Canada is a win away from reaching the final at the 2018 women's softball world championship. All that stands in its way is host Japan.

The Canadians will play Japan on Sunday with a spot in the championship on the line after back-to-back victories in the playoff round of the tournament, which also doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Canada downed Puerto Rico 10-4 and followed that up with a 12-0 drubbing of Australia on Saturday. Meanwhile, the United States await the winner after the defending champions earned their place in the final with a 4-3 win over the hosts.

Jennifer Richelle Gilbert led the way for Canada against Puerto Rico, going 3 for 3 with a home run, double and five RBIs.

The Canadians only needed three innings to beat Australia, with the mercy rule coming into play after a seven-run third inning. …

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