USA Softball Shuts Out Colombia 7-0
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The USA Softball National team continued its winning ways with a 7-0 victory over Colombia yesterday at the Pan Am/World qualifier in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The U.S. put up nine hits and held Colombia to three, with both teams posting one error.
Natasha Watley (Irvine, Calif.) and Jaime Clark (Tustin, Calif.) both tallied two RBI going 2-4 and 2-3, respectively. Crystl Bustos (Canyon Country, Calif.), who has been incredible with five home runs in six games, was 2-2 with two intentional walks versus Colombia.
Jennie Ritter (Dexter, Mich.), in her second start of the Qualifier, allowed only three hits in five innings of work to record the win. Jamie Southern (Clovis, Calif.) came in for the final inning and retired the side.
The U.S. has now recorded six shutouts in the tournament and outscored opponents 76-1 in seven games.
Team USA will face Canada tonight at 7 p.m. in the semi-final game with the winner advancing to the finals of the Pan Am/World qualifier.
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 88 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 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.