5 Sep 2018

Softball:Black Sox win Intercontinental Cup

11:50 am on 5 September 2018

The world champion New Zealand men's softball team have won the Intercontinental Cup tournament in the Czech republic, beating Japan 5-1 in the final.

Japan went 1-nil up in the third inning but in the 5th, both Ben Enoka and Joel Evans struck for the Black Sox scoring home runs to make the 2-1.

In the bottom of the 6th, back to back homeruns by Capmbell Enoka and Reilly Makea made the score 5-1.

"It was great to win the tournament especially considering it was the first edition. We´ve been training for a couple of months now towards the campaign and we pulled through the innings and that's good," said Makea.

The Black Sox celebrate their tournament win.

The Black Sox celebrate their tournament win. Photo: Supplied: ICC