Thanks to a brilliant performance from the circle by Ane Barandiaran, Spain defeated South Africa 5-0 and ended the Softball Qualifier Europe/Africa with a win. Spain scored 3 times in the fourth and added two more points in the sixth.
In the fourth inning, Spain broke the tie game. Meritex Blesa and Modrego Lopez opened the frame with a pair of singles. Then, Raquel Moncho Varela doubled to deep left field for the 2-0 lead. Later, Maria Rodriguez Caicoya hit the second double of the inning for the 3-0.
Spain added two more points one inning later. Modrego Lopez hit another RBI single and Moncho Varela sacrificed fly, plated Segura Gimenez.
Ane Barandiaran went the distance, throwing a shutout game with 3 strike outs, 3 hits and 1 base on ball allowed. On the other side, Nushka De Beer took the loss.