France collected their first victory of the Softball Qualifier after a comfortable 11-2 win over Botswana. Kimane Rogron led the French offense with 3 hits, and pitcher Sarah Benchali got the win.
France started the game well, scoring 8 points in the top of the first inning. The French team had 5 hits, including a double by Kimane Rogron, while Botswana defense committed 6 errors. In the bottom of the first, Botwsana scored their first point. Kagiso Lowang hit a sacrifice fly to score teammate Bafedile Dube.
France added 3 more runs in the second, thanks to a pair of RBI singles by Pauline Prade and Kimane Rogron.
One inning later, Botswana scored their second run. With one out, Bafedile Dube and Goitseone Monyadzwe reached on errors. Bafedile Dube then scored on a stolen base.
After this win, France moves to 1-1 record in the Group B and will play against Italy at 10.00 tomorrow. On the other side, Botswana is now with a 0-2 record and will take on Czech Republic at 16.00 on Thursday afternoon.