17 Jul 2017

Black Sox win world title

4:58 pm on 17 July 2017

The New Zealand men's softball team have claimed gold at the world championships in Canada after beating Australia 6-4 in the final.

Black Sox haka at the softball world champs in Whitehorse, Canada.

Black Sox win their seventh world title Photo: Supplied

Down 3-2 at the bottom of the sixth innings, New Zealand's Joel Evans hit a homerun over left field with the bases loaded, giving the Black Sox a 6-3 lead heading into the final innings.

A late homerun by Nick Shales pegged one back for Australia to edge them to 6-4, but it wasn't enough.

Australia eventually went down, allowing the Black Sox to win their seventh title, and their first on Canadian soil.