The Black Sox softballers concluded their world championship build-up tour of British Columbia with a heavy 10-3 loss to Canada in the semifinal of the Bob Law Memorial Tournament.
The Kiwis were leading 2-1 over the current world champions, when the Canadian bats took five runs off pitchers Nik Hayes and Campbell Gibson in the bottom of the third inning.
Ben Enoka pegged one back in the fifth with a solo home run. The Canadians replied with four of their own, knocking the Black Sox out of the tournament.
Canada will now play Team USA in the final.
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The Black Sox, who earlier lost 6-0 to the Czech Republic, will rest for a few days, before heading to Whitehorse for the world championship.