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Canada improves to 2-0 to lead group in Olympic softball qualifier

Canada's women's team improved to 2-0 at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier when Argentina forfeited their game Monday.

Argentina forfeits their game Monday

Team Canada, pictured above at the Pan Am Games in Lima earlier in the month, improved to 2-0 at the Americas Olympic qualifier on Monday after Argentina forfeited their game. (Carlos Osorio for CBC Sports)

Canada's women's team improved to 2-0 at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier when Argentina forfeited their game Monday.

Canada opened the tournament on home soil Sunday by routing Cuba 17-0 in a game that lasted just three innings.

At No. 3 in the world, Canada is the top-ranked team at the regional Olympic qualifier and is in Group A with Puerto Rico (4), Cuba (17), Guatemala (18), Argentina (25) and Bahamas (39).

The top two teams at the tournament will qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

No. 5 Mexico, No. 14 Brazil and No. 16 Venezuela lead Group B at 2-0. The other teams are the Dominican Republic (19), Peru (20) and the British Virgin Islands (57).

Canada plays Guatemala on Tuesday.

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