Spirit is one game back at world softball titles
SOFTBALL: Aussie Spirit are one game behind Pool B leaders Japan ahead of Wednesday night's top-of-the-table clash at the XVI Women's Softball World Championships.
The Spirit enter the clash with a 5-1 record, a 1-0 loss in game two against China the only blemish in a dominant start to the Chiba, Japan, tournament.
Former Hervey Bay junior Jade Wall, who played for Cheetahs in her formative years, has had a solid start to her campaign.
She has four hits from 13 at-bats, an average of 0.308 (above the tournament average of 0.261), and her slugging percentage (SLG, 0.538), on base percentage (OBP, 0.471) and on-base plus slugging (OPS, 1.009) are all well above the tournament averages to date (0.411, 0.311, 0.741).
The play-offs will start on Friday with the world championship final on Sunday.