ACT lose National Women's Baseball Championships opener to WA
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ACT lose National Women's Baseball Championships opener to WA

The ACT women had a tough start to their National Women's Baseball Championships campaign with a mercy-rule, 13-3 loss to Western Australia at Narrabundah Ballpark on Sunday.

They're hoping to improve on last year's fourth place, where they lost the bronze-medal game to Queensland, but got off to a slow start.

The ACT women had a tough start to their national women's baseball championships at Narrabundah.

The ACT women had a tough start to their national women's baseball championships at Narrabundah.

Photo: Elesa Kurtz

WA needed just five innings to get the win, thanks largely to an 11-run frame in the bottom of the second inning with errors proving costly.

ACT outfielder Kristol Pyke had a good outing with the bat, with two runs batted in.

The ACT weren't the only team to suffer a big loss in their opening game, with NSW flogging Victoria 17-0.

WA also beat Queensland 12-9. The nationals continue until Sunday's finals.

David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne covers the Canberra Raiders, local rugby league, Canberra Cavalry, racing and cycling, along with every other sport, for The Canberra Times.

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