Softball dream ends for the Junior White Sox

Last updated 14:14 07/07/2013

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New Zealand have been eliminated from the world junior women's softball championship at Brampton, Canada, but finished fourth to improve on their ranking from two years ago.

The Junior White Sox finally saw their title hopes end with a 9-1 thrashing at the hands of trans-Tasman rivals Australia this afternoon. The Aussies now face Japan for a spot in tomorrow's final against the champion United States.

Australia immediately took the lead against the Kiwis with a two-run homer in their opening innings, and added to their tally in the fifth (two), sixth (two) and seventh (three) innings.

They out-hit New Zealand 11-6, with Kiwi catcher Emma Francis managing two hits and bringing home pitcher Taylor-Paige Stewart in the final inning.

Stewart suffered the loss, conceding two runs from three hits, while reliever Beth Stavert allowed seven runs from eight hits.

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