WHITEHORSE _ Canada's run at the ISF Women's World Fastball Championships ended Saturday night after falling 3-1 to Australia.
Australia scored a run in each of the first two innings to take a lead it wouldn't surrender. Canada pulled one back in the fourth when Jennifer Yee of North Delta, B.C., drove in Toronto's Joey Lye, but the Aussies added an insurance run in the seventh.
With the win, Australia advances to Sunday's bronze medal game while Canada ends the tournament at 7-3.
Danielle Lawrie of Langley, B.C., the sister of Toronto Blue Jays star Brett Lawrie, was the losing pitcher, allowing two runs and six hits over two innings. Toronto's Jenna Caira pitched five innings in relief.
Earlier in the day, Caira and Lawrie combined for a three-hitter in a 4-0 shutout of the Netherlands. Yee, Calgary's Sheena Lawrick and Caitlin Lever each had an RBI for Canada.