Junior Women’s National Team arrives in Cincinnati for exhibition game as part of the MLB RBI World Series

Aug. 09, 2017, 4:37 p.m. (ET)

CINCINNATI, Ohio  — Members of the 2017 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) have arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio where the team will take part in various activities as part of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) RBI World Series, USA Softball announced. Coming off an impressive run at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Championship where the team won Gold on July 30, the JWNT will have the opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge with teams competing in the MLB RBI World Series this week.

Following today’s practice at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy, the JWNT participated in the MLB RBI World Series round table discussion with RBI teams and special guest MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred. The JWNT will share a meal with RBI teams later this evening, while having a chance to hear from USA Softball Olympic Medalists, Lisa Fernandez, Lori Harrigan-Mack, and Natasha Watley on a panel. On Thursday, the JWNT will take in a Cincinnati Reds game at Great American Ball Park as they play host to the San Diego Padres. In the evening, the Red, White and Blue will play an exhibition game at 7 p.m. ET at UC Health Stadium – Florence Freedom  in front of several RBI World Series teams, with a special meet-and-greet scheduled for postgame.

Click here to view the 2017 USA Softball Junior Women's National Team roster and schedule

Fans can follow along by live streaming the exhibition game at USASoftball.com.

About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.

About the World Baseball Softball Confederation 

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 213 National Federation and Associate Members in 142 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually. 

The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's).

For more information, visit: www.wbsc.org