British ace Georgina Corrick threw a five-inning perfect game against Ireland, in her team’s 7-0 win against the host team of the Women’s Softball World Cup Group A. The right hander retired the 15 hitters she faced in the game, recording nine strikeouts.
A seven-run third inning was the difference for Great Britain, using six hits while also taking advantage of three mistakes, to score all the runs of the game. Katie Burge (2-for-2) hit a two-run triple and scored a run.
Ireland did provide the moment of the game as Niamh Dougherty threw out Sydney brown to keep the game time in the 3rd.
Great Britain moved to 3-0 and remain on top of the standings, securing at least the second place in the Opening Round. Tomorrow they will face a doubleheader against Botswana and USA. With this loss, Ireland is out of contention for a spot in the playoffs and next year’s finals.
Disappointing defeat: “It’s disappointing to lose any game, but always hurts a little more to lose to our close rivals Great Britain at home. We have shown that we are good enough to compete at this level, we just need to hit, our offence is not firing at the moment and we continue to work on making this better every day.”Melanie Cunningham – Irish WNT Head Coach
Atmosphere tonight/Balbriggan: “The atmosphere was amazing in the venue tonight, the colour, the noise, the singing, it was like being at a football match in Lansdowne Road . We just wish we could have given the amazing fans more to cheer about. Irish sports fans are the best in the world and our fans this evening supported us to the end and are still singing as they leave the stadium in the rain. We are so grateful to the town of Balbriggan for embracing us as they have. We hope we can give them something to celebrate in our last 2 games.Melanie Cunningham – Irish WNT Head Coach