U.S. improves to 2-0 in worlds
Alison Aguilar and Delaney Spaulding drove in three runs each as the United States beat Taiwan 7-0 Saturday to improve to 2-0 in Group A at the women’s softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Aguilar hit a bases-loaded double in a five-run second inning when Spaulding doubled in a single run. Spaulding completed the scoring with a two-run homer in the fourth and the game was called after five innings on the tournament’s mercy rule. Keilani Ricketts picked up the win after striking out four and giving up only three hits over five innings. The winner of the tournament will be awarded an Olympic berth.