Two Australian pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter as the Junior Steelers maintained their unbeaten run at the XI Junior Men’s Softball World Championship in Canada.
The Junior Steelers were far too strong for Denmark, ranked 11th in the world, and remain at the top of Group A with a 3-0 win-loss record.
Australia’s next game in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan is against ninth-ranked Mexico at 11.30am Wednesday AEST.
Mexico won their first two games but lost to Japan, who join Australia as the only unbeaten teams in Group A.
Game 3: Australia 18, Denmark 0
Brad Kilpatrick and Layton Reid combined to pitch a no-hitter and the offence powered the Junior Steelers to a crushing win over Denmark.
Kilpatrick struck out four in three innings, allowing only two walks, and Reid finished the job by walking one batter in a scoreless fourth as Australia ended the game early.
A nine-run first inning set the tone for the game. Although there were no home runs, the Junior Steelers complied 12 hits and four walks.
Chris Plain led the offence, with three hits including a triple, plus four RBIs and two runs scored.
Matthew Harrow, Bolton Nussbaum and Jarred Garland each had two hits.
The Junior Steelers defence played error-free softball, while Denmark were charged with three errors.