Fukushima, Japan (AP) — Monica Abbott throws away the possibility of a tie-in-grand on the plate in the sixth inning with center-fielder Haley McClenny and second-baseman Ali Aguilar, and the United States beat Canada 1-0 on Thursday. I gave it in. 2-0 start.
Abbott hit 9, walked 3, and needed 102 pitches to throw one American batter in a row. Earlier that day, 38-year-old American senior player Cat Osterman hit 9 in 6 innings, Abbott hit the side with 7 and beat Italy 2-0 on Wednesday.
Amanda Chidester hit the RBI single with her fifth loser, Jenna Kayla, and McClenny walked 3 to 3 to reach the base seven times in two games.
Americans are just under attack as they try to recover the gold medal they lost to Japan in 2008. In the United States, there were runners in the scoring position with 1 to 8 strikeouts and 6 strikeouts.
After a holiday for the opening ceremony in Tokyo, the softball tournament will resume on Saturday in Yokohama, where the United States plays Mexico.
Abbott pitched a week before his 36th birthday and bid for his second Olympic no-hitter no-run after a perfect game of five innings with the Netherlands in 2008. She walked Jengilbert, leading the sixth time, with pinch hitter Sarah Gronewegen lined up 0-2. Pitch to the field gap in the center right.
Pinch runner Joey Rye tried to score from the beginning, but McClenny relayed the ball to Aguilar, and catcher Aubree Munro climbed the third base line to catch a sliding lie with a sweep tag for Aguilar’s throw.
Hirschwen was third, but when Victoria Hayward jumped out, Abbott stalled Pinch runner Janet Leon, and Kelsey Hirschman shot after a walk.
After McClenny popped the single to the short left and one out, the United States scored in fifth place. At the expense of Johnny Reed, whose husband Jake had been assigned by the Los Angeles Dodgers shortly before the match, Chidester placed 1-2 pitches in the outer corner of the field on the opposite right side.
Canada in third place is seeking its first medal at the fifth Olympics.
The 35-year-old left-handed Abbott is 6 feet 3 and witty. Her release point in front of the 8-foot circle cuts a 43-foot distance from the rubber to the plate. This is very similar to Randy Johnson.
The day after many people attended the opening round, there was a sense of being in the team for spring training. The stadium was almost empty, the stand had about 30 media and officials, and the field had about 12 photographers.
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