417 Reloaded opens WBSC Coed World Cup with pair of wins and one loss

Nov. 16, 2018, 11:22 a.m. (ET)

Plant City, Fla.— A 2-1 showing on the first day of pool play has landed 417 Reloaded in the middle of the pack at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup.  After opening the event with a tightly-contested 10-9 win over Bahamas, 417 Reloaded dropped a 13-1 decision to Great Britain before posting a 16-8 win over Germany to close out the day.

Game One: 417 Reloaded 10, Bahamas 9

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An early lead helped propel 417 Reloaded to a 10-8 win over Bahamas in their opening contest.  Led by Kevin Hofmeister and Fred Lundien, who each sent the ball flying out of the park in the bottom of the fifth inning, 417 Reloaded was able to hang on for the win despite a late-inning rally attempt by Bahamas.

Plating three runs in the bottom of the first inning after RBI singles from Lundien, Brian Schemmer and Jason Isaacson, a sac fly from Andi Anti in the bottom of the third inning extended the lead to 4-0.

Bahamas got on the board in the top of the fourth inning with a pair of solo home runs, but 417 Reloaded responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame to regain a four-run lead.  Hofmeister led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run before Lundien’s two-run blast tacked on another two.  An RBI single by Sallly Pennington plated the last run of the game for 417 Reloaded.

Bahamas threatened heavily in their final two at-bats of the contest, driving in five runs in the top of the sixth and another two in the top of the seventh, but 417 Reloaded’s defense held on for the 10-9 win.

Game Two: Great Britain 13, 417 Reloaded 1

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The offense struggled in the second contest of the day for 417 Reloaded as the team dropped a 13-1 decision to Great Britain.

Limited to just seven hits in the contest, 417 Reloaded’s sole run of the game crossed the plate in the fourth inning as Amanda Lake singled to plate Lundien.

Game Three: 417 Reloaded 16, Germany 8

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Timely hitting and another strong offensive showing by Hofmeister locked up a 16-8 win for 417 Reloaded in their final contest of the day. 

A bases-clearing grand slam by Hofmeister in the bottom of the third inning sparked the scoring drive for 417 Reloaded for their first runs of the contest.  Both Anti and Schemmer drove in another two runs in the bottom of the third to put 417 Reloaded up by two.

The team tacked on another five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.  RBIs from Corey Pyle, Stephanie Waldron and Lundien extended the lead to 11-4 in favor of 417 Reloaded.

Jeff Mullins, Krystin Pyle, Isaacson and C. Pyle each contributed to the lead for 417 Reloaded in the bottom of the fifth, further extending the lead to 10 runs after five complete innings of play.  The final run of the contest for the squad came in the bottom of the sixth by way of a single from Lundien.

Lundien led 417 Reloaded at the plate on opening day, hitting .800 (8-for-10) with one home run, six RBI and three runs scored while Hofmeister had two home runs in a .500 (5-for-10) outing at the plate.

417 Reloaded returns to action for their final games of pool play.  Up first, a 10 a.m. ET contest against Curacao 1 followed by a 1 p.m. ET game against Curacao 2 before closing out pool play at 4 p.m. ET against Turks & Caicos.

Fans at home can tune in to all of 417 Reloaded’s games through the USA Softball of Missouri Facebook page while live stats will be available 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 through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro 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 202 National Federation and Associate Members in 143 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.