2 Mar 2013

Sport: Samoa softballers looking for improvement against USA

6:26 am on 2 March 2013

With a first-up win in the bag, Samoa are hoping for a more polished performance against the United States today at the Softball World Championships.

The Tanifa beat Great Britain 2-0 in Friday's tournament opener and will play a US team beaten 6-0 in the late match against Australia.

Samoa coach Chris Kohlhase says there were a few nerves in the team's opening effort and he's looking for some improvement.

"Lot of the boys are swinging a little bit hard, swinging early in the count, so just taking their time in the batters box, getting good pitches to swing at and just their normal game. They get to the park and lot of people around, lot of new faces, lot of different languages going on so it's just a matter of settling in and getting amongst their routine and doing what they do best."

Following today's match, Samoa will round out their weekend schedule against Indonesia tomorrow.