Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela start the Women's World Cup qualifier with victories

Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela start the Women's World Cup qualifier with victories

(Press release; WBSC-AMERICAS).- The Women's World Cup qualifier in La Guaira, Venezuela, which grants four spots for the World Cup, started with three varied matches in its outcome.

In the morning game Mexico and the Dominican Republic faced each other in a vibrant start to the tournament in which it was the North Americans who ended up with the win 8 to 5.

Edith De Leija hit 1-3 with two RBIs, Marlen Lagunez went 3-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs, while Marcela Diaz went 3-4 with one run.

In the second game, Puerto Rico faced and comfortably beat Cuba by scoreboard 11 to 1, in a match that went sideways from start to finish.

Puerto Rico will defend their undefeated record on Saturday night against the Venezuelan, team that also emerged victorious in their first game of the championship against Nicaragua.

That match took place just after the opening celebration and Venezuela dominated from start to finish to shutout Nicaragua 8 to 0 and score their first victory before their home crowd in La Guaira.

The first game of the day on saturday will be between Cuba and the Dominican Republic, both seeking their first victory of the tournament.

In the second game, Mexico wants to maintain its positive streak against Nicaragua, which is looking for its first victory in the championship, to finish, in the evening duel, Venezuela and Puerto Rico face each other in a duel of undefeated teams.

Four of these teams will attend the World Cup in the category, they will also fight for the medals next weekend in a Women's World Cup semifinals, and the Championship and bronze medal game on saturday.

(Media Management; WBSC-AMERICAS)