OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball is excited to announce that two of the U.S. Women’s National Team (WNT) exhibition games held in Oxford, Ala., will be presented LIVE exclusively on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, on Tuesday, July 5 from Choccolocco Park.
The two matchups are part of Team USA’s training schedule ahead of the 2022 World Games, which will signify as the 2022 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Cup, slated for July 9-13 in Birmingham, Ala.
Streaming live exclusively on Peacock, the world-ranked No. 1 U.S. WNT will take on No. 8 Australia at 5 p.m. CT before heading into a highly anticipated rematch against No. 2 Japan, which topped Team USA last summer in the Tokyo Olympics gold medal game to send the U.S. home with its second consecutive Olympic silver medal – falling to Japan both times (2008, 2020). The full exhibition game schedule in Oxford, Ala. can be found on USASoftball.com.
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Hosted by USA Softball of Alabama, Team USA’s Oxford exhibition games will take place at the nationally ranked and award-winning Choccolocco Park, which features seven softball fields in addition to an two batting cages, locker rooms, a press box, Musco Lighting, restrooms and a concession stand. Spread across over features
While in Oxford, Team USA’s 18-player World Games roster will include four additional U.S. WNT members from the Canada Cup and Japan All-Star Series rosters to assist with training efforts leading up to the World Games. Joining the squad will be Sahvanna Jaquish, Baylee Klingler, Kelly Maxwell and Kathryn Sandercock.
Leading the Red, White and Blue is Head Coach Heather Tarr (Head Coach at Washington) alongside previously named World Games assistant coaches Cindy Ball-Malone (Head Coach at UCF), Tony Baldwin (Head Coach at Georgia) and Tim Walton (Head Coach at Florida). Also joining the World Games coaching staff in Oxford are recently announced Canada Cup and Japan All-Star Series assistant coaches Jimmy Kolaitis (Assistant Coach at ASU) and Mike Steuerwald (Head Coach at Gaston College).
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