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Japan beats U.S. 6-3 in final

Updated: July 15, 2013, 1:19 AM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Japan's team experience again proved too much for a United States squad that just came together days before the eighth World Cup of Softball.

Yuki Hayashi went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Japan beat the U.S. 6-3 on Sunday night to win the gold medal in the World Cup, ending the long reign of the Americans in the international event.

Yuka Ichiguchi tripled and had two RBIs for Japan, which beat the U.S. for the second time in as many days and extended its winning ...

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