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