5 Mar 2013

Sport: Samoa suffer first loss at World Softball Champs

9:18 am on 5 March 2013

Samoa suffered their first defeat at the World Softball Championship, losing 4-3 to Venezuela in Auckland on Monday.

Both sides went into the match with three straight wins but it was the South Americans who went in front early, leading 3-0 after two innings, before the Tanifa pegged the lead back to one.

Venezuela extended their advantage again to 4-2 after five innings and held on to maintain their perfect record.

Venezuela have a quick turnaround and take on defending champions Australia on Tuesday morning, who have also yet to drop a game at the tournament.

Samoa take on the Czech Republic in the afternoon.