OKLAHOMA CITY – Almost 50 games will be played July 9-15 in Irvine, Calif. at the inaugural USA Softball International Cup, USA Softball announced today. The USA Softball International Cup, a World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) sanctioned event, will be highlighted by some of the top teams in the world.
*NOTE: Schedule is subject to change
USA Softball is also proud to announce the addition of Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, an independent women’s softball team based out of the Houston, Texas area.
“We are excited to have Scrap Yard Fast Pitch compete at this year’s USA Softball International Cup,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress. “Their talent on the field will not only add to the strength of schedule at this prestigious event but will also provide the international teams the opportunity for additional games against top-notch competition. We look forward to welcoming Scrap Yard Fast Pitch and showcasing their talents to fans in the United States and abroad.”
Teams participating at the USA Softball International Cup include: No. 1 USA, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 5 Chinese Taipei, No. 6 Puerto Rico, No. 7 Mexico, No. 10 Czech Republic, No. 12 China, No. 15 Philippines, No. 17 Venezuela, No. 19 Peru, No. 31 Colombia and Scrap Yard Fast Pitch. Both USA Softball Women’s National Team rosters, which includes the WBSC World Championship and Japan All-Star Series rosters, are slated to compete in this event.
General Admission tickets ($15) and Stadium seating tickets ($25) are on sale and can be purchased through the tournament website at USASoftballInternationalCup.com.
A complete broadcast schedule, including ESPN coverage, will be announced at a later date. For complete coverage of USA Softball International Cup including live stats, streaming and results please visit USASoftballInternationalCup.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 69 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.