ISF to stream USA games
CAPE TOWN — The local organizing committee for the IX International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women’s World Championship (19-Under) in Cape Town, South Africa, announced that five of the 2011 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team’s pool play games will be webcast live through the official tournament website http://jwwc2011.co.za/.
The top ranked Americans open the tournament Thursday against Canada at 7:30 p.m. South African Standard Time. Team USA’s opener and pool play games against China (Friday at 2:30 p.m.), New Zealand (Saturday at 12:30 p.m.), Botswana (Monday at 12:30 p.m.) and Czech Republic (Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.) will be streamed live from Turfhall Softball Stadium.
All Junior Women’s World Championship games played on Field 1, as well as the Closing Ceremony, will be streamed through the tournament website. On the first two days (Dec. 7-8) and the last two days (Dec. 16-17), seven-camera broadcasts will be done. Games played Dec. 9-15 will be shot with a single camera.
Live stats for all USA Softball games will also be available through Gametracker at USASoftball.com. In addition to the games that are scheduled for live streaming, Team USA will play host country South Africa on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and Puerto Rico Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The playoffs and medal rounds are Dec. 15-17.
For all 66 games played at the Junior Women’s World Championship, the tournament website will also be updated at the end of each half inning with the current score. Team and tournament statistics will also be posted on the tournament website at the end of each day.
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 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://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 nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed five World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.