World Cup IX game schedule released with a record eight countries participating
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today the 32-game schedule of the World Cup of Softball IX to be hosted by Southern California ASA held in Irvine, Calif. July 7-13. A record eight countries including Canada, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, USA, and Venezuela, are scheduled to participate at Bill Barber Park, Deanna Manning Stadium this summer. A sanctioned event by the International Softball Federation (ISF), the Japanese National team will look to defend its World Cup title as they defeated Team USA 6-3 in the championship game in 2013.
** NOTE: Schedule is Subject to change.
** All Times are Pacific Daylight Time & Played at Bill Barber Park, Deanna Manning Stadium
A complete media coverage schedule including televised games and live streamed games will be released at a later date as well as special promotions and autograph session days.
For complete coverage of World Cup IX including bios, rosters, live stats, streaming and results log on to www.USASoftball.com.
Headquartered in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is a member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the sport which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports Federations). Softball (women’s fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. There are 127 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.About ASA
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/.
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 six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.