IRVINE, Calif. – The two teams of USA Softball met tonight in an exhibition game in Irvine, Calif., with the Women’s National team handing the World University Softball team a 7-1 loss. This is the final game before both teams head to their first International events of the season.
For the Women’s Softball National team, Andrea Duran (Selma, Calif.) led the way going 2-2 with three runs, three RBI and one walk. Jenny Topping (Whittier, Calif.) was aggressive at the plate going 3-3 with one run while Jamie Southern (Clovis, Calif.) led the way in the circle pitching two innings and giving up only one hit to earn the win. The team put up 11 hits and no errors.
For the World University Softball team, Lindsay Schutzler (Monterey, Calif.) led the team, scoring the only run of the game and accounting for two of the team’s four hits. Schutzler scored off a fly out by Christina Clark (Santa Ana, Calif.). Katie Burkhart (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) took the loss in the mound pitching two innings, giving up three hits and three earned runs.
The World University Softball team will compete in the 2nd World University Championships in Tainan City, Taiwan, July 15-23 while the Women’s Softball National Team is slated to take on the best in the world at the II World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City, Okla., July 13-17.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 87 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 230,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won seven World Championship titles including the last five consecutive. For more information about USA Softball, please visit www.usasoftball.com
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