THE Australian Emeralds, featuring Kiama’s Maddison Tabrett, have completed their Women’s Baseball World Cup in Florida, with a third-straight win on Thursday.
Australia scored six early runs and rode a strong start by Sinead Flanigan to a 7-1 victory over Korea in their consolation game – following up a strong 10-3 victory against Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
The Emeralds finished 5-0 against consolation group teams, sealing a seventh-place finish.
Australia opened the scoring in the second on an Elodie O’Sullivan single and added to its lead on a wild pitch and Leslie Anglin sacrifice fly.
The Emeralds piled on another three runs in the bottom of the third to make it 6-0.
On the mound, Flanigan worked four solid innings.
She allowed one unearned run on three hits before Amy Collins and Maddison Tabrett combined to throw three scoreless frames in relief.
O’Sullivan finished with two RBIs on a pair of hits.
Anglin also drove in two runs in the win.
Tabrett also pitched the last inning and got two strikeouts.
Chinese Taipei will play Japan in the final.