Five teams remain unbeaten after day two of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Softball Americas Olympic qualifier in Canada. Ten sides have gathered at Softball City in Surrey in a bid to earn one of two places available at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games. Fans who want to watch the live competition of Olympics Softball can get Olympics Softball Tickets online.
Hosts Canada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela all sit on two victories from two as the second round of group matches were played. The Canadians were awarded a 7-0 walkover against Argentina who has dropped out of the competition.
Puerto Rico is on the same record as the hosts as they also registered a second win by thumping Guatemala 13-0. Cuba thrashed 17-0 by Canada on day one, got off the mark as they subjected The Bahamas to a second defeat with a 13-0 win.
They now join Guatemala on a record of one win, one defeat. In Group B Brazil defeated Peru 5-0 to claim their second win as Mexico did likewise with a 9-1 success over the Dominican Republic.
Venezuela also has a 100 percent record after a 7-0 walkover win against the British Virgin Islands, who have forfeited their participation. There is clear daylight in Group B already as today’s defeated teams have now all lost twice. Group play will continue in Surrey tomorrow.
Canada will play Guatemala in Group A with Puerto Rico meets the Bahamas, while Cuba will be given a walkover against Argentina. In Group B Brazil meet Venezuela and Peru play the Dominican Republic with Mexico gaining a walkover against the British Virgin Islands.
The top three in each group will reach the super round where results will carry over with the top two from this qualifying for Tokyo Olympics 2020. Women’s softball as well as men’s baseball, is returning to the Games in Japan’s capital after being axed following Beijing 2008. World champions the United States have already qualified for the Olympics so they are not competing in Surrey.
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