In one of the most defining games of the tournament, the Emeralds went down to world number 2 Canada in a hard fought contest in the nightcap at space coast stadium.
The Canadians got on top early with three runs off seven hits through the first two innings off Aussie starter Abbey Kelly.
Although they did score one in the first and third innings, it was the fourth where they took control, plating four to take a comfortable six to three lead and with Laura Neads now on the mound and seemingly in control after two shutout innings, the Emeralds looked to have the game in hand.
Unfortunately, as has happened throughout the tournament, a couple of lapses coupled with the consistent hitting of the Canadians allowed three runs in the fifth to tie the game up.
From here on in the young Canadian pitching staff steadied and were able to hold the Emeralds at bay and they added another three runs themselves to run out deserving winners.
The Canadians out hit the Emeralds sixteen to seven in a power hitting display that augers well for them and should see them as a genuine threat to the Japanese dominance of recent times.