02 Feb

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.

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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

For images from day 3 of the 2019 Asia Pacific Cup, click here. Please credit Softball Australia.

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.

The four days will showcase some incredible talent with a few mouthwatering match-ups over the first three days of the tournament.

Grab your tickets today for a fun day out watching some of the world’s greatest softball stars!

Tickets available through Eventbrite starting from just $10.00 with ages 18 and under admitted for free, head to Eventbrite and book your spot today.

Purchase tickets here.

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