Canada Beats Mexico for Bronze; First-Ever Olympic Softball Medal
Canada has won its first-ever Olympic softball medal.
Kelsey Harshman drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning as the Canadians beat Mexico 3-2 for bronze at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday.
Emma Entzminger added two RBIs to secure a podium finish at Yokohama Baseball Stadium, some 13 years after the program's agonizing fourth-place showing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Four veterans from that team arrived at these Games looking for redemption _ Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Lauren Regula and Kaleigh Rafter.
And although left heartbroken when Canada's gold-medal hopes were dashed with Sunday's 1-0 extra-inning loss to Japan, they won't go home empty-handed.
The United States and the Olympic hosts were set to meet in the final later Tuesday.