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Arioto homers, US beats Australia 3-1 in World Cup

Arioto homers, US beats Australia 3-1 in World Cup

The United States beat Australia 3-1 on Friday at the World Cup of Softball, with Valerie Arioto hitting a homer and Lauren Gibson doubling in a run.
The Americans took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Arioto smacked an 0-1 pitch from Kaia Parnaby1) over the fence in left-center field, and Gibson added a run-scoring double to the gap in left-center.
Stacey Porter had an RBI single in the fifth for Australia before the U.S. got the run right back as Stacy May-Johnson scored on a passed ball.
The U.S. has won 15 straight games against Australia, with its last loss coming in the 2000 Olympics.


Updated : 2021-06-14 16:00 GMT+08:00