Steelers overcome shaky start to shutout South Africa

Steelers overcome shaky start to shutout South Africa

Adam Folkard and Layton Reid combined for a six-inning no-hitter as Australia clinched an 11-0 victory over South Africa, in six innings, to improve its record to 4-1.

After three scoreless innings Australia’s offensive. Hayden Mathews homered twice for the winners.

Folkard started for Australia and was perfect after three innings, with 8 strikeouts. In the top of the fourth, his offensive finally gave him some run support, using the long ball.

Scott Patterson found a changeup in the zone and sent it over the left field fence for a solo homer -his second of the tournament, and two batters later Mathews crushed the ball for a no-doubter to left field, to make it 3-0.

One inning later Australia added two more runs on a bases-loaded, 2-RBI single by Patterson.

In the sixth Australia exploded with six runs, including the second solo homer by Mathews and a 3-run shot by Joshua White.

Australia moves to 4-1 in Group B while South Africa is now 0-5.