USA Softball Womens National Team gets pair of wins in Morgantown W Va exhibition
Morgantown, W.Va. - In their first matchup since the
17-player roster was announced the 2014 USA Softball Women’s National Team
swept the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) All Stars in their exhibition
doubleheader on the campus of West Virginia University on Thursday night the
Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball announced today. In
game one, the U.S. squad turned 16 hits into 20 runs while National Team
pitchers Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif.) and Sara Nevins (Pinellas Park, Fla.)
combined for a no hitter. The Pac All Star squad managed their first hit of the
evening in game two but couldn’t get much else going as the USA Women used 12
hits to score 15 runs and get the win.
One – USA 20, PAC All Stars 0
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Moore and Nevins tallied 12
strikeouts and walked one in completing the no-no in game one of the exhibition
doubleheader. The PAC All Stars couldn't get anything
going so long as Moore was in the circle. She held the opposing batters hitless
over three innings, allowing no earned runs while striking out seven.
Fourteen runs in the first three innings helped Team USA jump
ahead offensively. An RBI single by Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton,
Calif.), an RBI single by Amanda Chidester (Allen Park,
Mich.), and a groundout by Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound,
Texas) in the first inning and an RBI single by Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md.) and an RBI single by Sam Fischer (Simi Valley, Calif.) during the second
inning fueled Team USA's offense early.
Arioto racked up three RBIs on two
hits for Team USA in the game.
Nine USA hitters combined for 15
hits, 18 RBIs and 18 runs scored in the game.
Ronni Burns took the loss for PAC All
Stars allowing 20 runs in 3 1/3 innings, while walking nine and striking out
Two – USA 15, PAC All Stars 0
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Team USA refused to relinquish the
lead after grabbing it early against PAC All Stars in game two as they cruised
to a 15-0 victory on Thursday at Hawley field.
The game was decided quickly as Team
USA exerted its will early with eight runs in the first three innings.
A two-run double by Arioto, an RBI single by Kellie Fox
(San Diego, Calif.), and a sacrifice fly by Jessica Plaza (Huntington Beach, Calif.) in the first inning and an RBI triple by Fischer and an RBI single by Hallie Wilson (Santa Ana, Calif.) during the second inning supplied the early
offense for Team USA. Fischer finished the game with four RBIs on two
(Elk Grove, Calif.) put together a nice outing as she held PAC All Stars
hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out
six. Jaclyn Traina (Naples, Fla.) entered the circle to start the fourth and allowed
just one hit and struck out six in two
innings of work.
Ally Vrcek couldn't
get anything going on the rubber for the PAC All Stars as she take the loss.
She allowed seven runs in 1 1/3 innings, walked five and struck out none.
Softball Women’s National Team will now turn their focus internationally as
they travel to Irvine, Calif. for the General Tire World Cup of Softball
scheduled for July 7-13. Visit www.USASoftball.com for the
complete Team USA summer schedule as they march toward the International
Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships August 15-24 in Haarlem,
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 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million.
For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
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 six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA
Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.