Local Women’s Softball Team Qualifies For The World Championships

The women’s senior softball team has qualified for the World Championship that will be held in Chiba, Japan in August.

The qualifiers were held in Pretoria over the weekend where four countries participated.

The team last competed at the World Championship in 2014. Team manager, Same Molete has told the media thatΒ  qualifying for the championships is a huge achievement.

β€œWe did not have enough time to prepare due to the festive break, but players were fit due to gym sessions,” she said.

The qualifiers were played in a triple fixture round-robin competition.Β  Botswana lost their first match 9-5 to South Africa, but came back to beat the host 5-0.

Molete said they had adjusted after the first match. She said they made fielding errors, especially that the South African pitcher was slower.

She said in the end they beat South Africa 15-1.

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