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Semi-Finals are set with Japan taking on Chinese Taipei and the Travelodge Aussie Spirit matched up with China to decide who will compete in the 2019 Asia Pacific Cup Grand Final.
Travelodge Aussie Spirit to face China for Asia Pacific Cup Grand Final spot
The Travelodge Aussie Spirit will face China in tomorrow’s semi-final at Blacktown International Sportspark after finishing in third place on the Asia Pacific Cup ladder.
Australia A on the board at Asia Pacific Cup
Australia A has recorded their first win of the 2019 Asia Pacific Cup defeating New Zealand 7-0 in five innings.
Day 3 results
Italy 5 d New Zealand 2
China 4 d Chinese Taipei 3
Australia A 7 d New Zealand 0
Chinese Taipei 6 d Travelodge Aussie Spirit 4
Japan 11 d Italy 1
China 1 d Australia A 0
Japan 5 d Travelodge Aussie Spirit 1
Ladder after regular fixtures
Japan – 12
Travelodge Aussie Spirit- 8
China – 8
Chinese Taipei – 8
Italy – 4
Australia A – 2
New Zealand – 0
The three-way tie on points is resolved as per the Tournament Rules, contained in the Tournament Handbook.
Day 4 schedule
9:00am – Australia A v New Zealand
10:30am – Semi Final 1 Japan v Chinese Taipei
11:30am – Semi Final 2 Travelodge Aussie Spirit v China
11:30am – Italy v Winner of Australia A v New Zealand
Approx 1:30pm – Grand Final
All times AEDT, times subject to change
About the Asia Pacific Cup
From Thursday 31 January – Sunday 3 February 2019, Blacktown International Sportspark will host the second annual Asia Pacific Cup.
This world-class, international event will showcase some of the best softball players in the world, from Italy, China, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei and defending champions Japan, up against the Travelodge Aussie Spirit stars.