Australia Pacific Cup Day 1 Results

Australia Pacific Cup Day 1 Results

The Travelodge Aussie Spirit have opened their 2020 Australia Pacific Cup campaign with two wins, including a thrilling 4-1 win over the Australia A with a Jade Wall homerun in the bottom of the seventh the difference.

In good signs for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, both Australian sides pushed each other to the limit through six-and-a-half innings with scores locked at 1 run apiece.

Enter Queenslander Jade Wall for the Travelodge Aussie Spirit who smoked a three-run home run over the fence with two outs on the board to defeat the Australia A side 4-1.

They were able to comfortably account for Italy in their second game with a 7-4 win to kickstart their tournament.

The 2020 Olympic hosts Japan also remain undefeated after wins over Mexico (8-3) and Chinese Taipei (8-1).

Australia A recorded their first win of the tournament with a tight 1-0 scoreline over New Zealand, Rachel Lack proving to be the difference for the home team.

Day 1 Results

Japan 8 d Mexico 3
Chinese Taipei 7 d New Zealand 1
Australia A 1 d New Zealand 0
Japan 8 d Chinese Taipei 1
Italy 4 d Mexico 3
Travelodge Aussie Spirit 4 d Australia A 1
Travelodge Aussie Spirit 7 d Italy 4

Australia Pacific Cup Ladder following Day 1
1. Japan 4
2. Travelodge Aussie Spirit 4
3. Italy 2
4. Australia A 2
5. Chinese Taipei 2
6. New Zealand 0
7. Mexico 0

Day 2 Schedule
11:00am – Australia A v Chinese Taipei
1:30pm – Travelodge Aussie Spirit v Chinese Taipei
1:30pm – Japan v Italy
4:00pm – Australia A v Mexico
4:00pm – Japan v New Zealand
6:30pm – Italy v New Zealand
6:30pm – Travelodge Aussie Spirit v Mexico

Streaming / Broadcast information
Softball Australia will stream the action from Diamond 1 through their Facebook page from 30 January – 1 February, Sunday’s Semi-Final and Grand Final will be broadcast live on FOX SPORTS Australia and Kayo from 11:00am AEDT.

International viewers will be able to tune in through the Olympic Channel on Sunday 2 February.

Tournament Schedule
Tournament Schedule available at softball.org.au.