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September 17, 2000

Canada loses second game

Globe and Mail

Sydney — Cindy Potae hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the tie-breaking run, then Gina Weber shut down Canada in the bottom of the 10th inning to give New Zealand a 3-2 Olympic softball victory.

Canada dropped to 0-2 while the Kiwis evened their record at 1-1.

A night after giving up a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to lose 3-2 to Australia, the six-foot-three, 216-pound Weber struck out five and walked one while allowing four hits. But New Zealand also committed five errors.

The tournament is the first for the 37-year-old Weber sincer retiring five years ago.

Winnipeg's Sandy Newsham gave up five hits and seven walks, striking out three.

The game marked the Olympic softball debut of hockey star Hayley Wickenhauser of Shaunavon, Sask. Playing left field, she went 1-for-4.

Rhonda Hira went 3-for-4 and drove in the tying run in the sixth with a sacrifice fly as New Zealand rallied from a 2-0 deficit with single runs in the fifth and sixth.


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