Aussie Women Trounce
In the opening game of the 2006 Women's World Cup, which was broadcast live on television across
, , Taiwan sent an ominous warning to the rest of competition with a 22-2 trouncing of Australia Hong Kong.
In what was truly an awesome hitting display,
Renee Straumietis was the stand out with 3 hits, 2 doubles and 2 sacrifices. Katie Gaynor collected 3 hits including a 3B and 4 RBIs, whilst Amy McCann 3-4, 3B, 4 runs, and Samantha Hamilton 3 hits were also standouts. In total 8 players collected 2 or more hits.
On the mound, Terina Stokes started for the Roos and pitched 3 1/3 innings - allowing 2 runs and striking out 3. 17 year old
Schulte made her debut for Kimberley coming in to relieve, striking out 3 across 1 2/3. coming in to relieve, striking out 3 across 1 2/3. Australia
In other Day 1 games, in a major upset,
beat beat Canada 5-2 whilst USA defeated Chinese Japan 9-0. Taipei