New Zealand have overwhelmed the Czech Republic 3-1 of their opening match on the males’s softball World Cup in Auckland.
Tane Mumu, Ben Enoka and Joel Evans scored runs on Saturday in an encouraging begin for the Black Sox, who’re chasing an eighth world title.
Veteran ouftfielder Enoka’s computerized residence run within the sixth innings gave the hosts respiration house in a good encounter at Rosedale Park.
New Zealand recorded 5 hits to 2, coming alive on the prime of the third innings when Evans and Mumu scored.
Czech Republic responded in that very same innings with a run to Tomas Klein off the pitching of Daniel Chapman.
Chapman loved a strong outing on the mound, conceding two hits in six innings.
He was changed for the ultimate innings by Josh Pettett who closed out the sport with three strikeouts.
The Black Sox play their second pool match in opposition to america on Sunday.
4-time champions Canada beat Venezuela 3-2 within the different early sport on day one.