JUNIOR WORLD SCHEDULE
Game schedule released for the 2013 ISF X Junior Women’s World Championship
OKLAHOMA CITY — The International Softball Federation (ISF), softball’s world governing body, announced the game schedule for the 16-nation ISF X Junior Women’s World Championship, scheduled to take place July 1-7 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Team USA looks to defend the World Championship Gold Medal they won in 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa during the seven-day competition, which features 66 match-ups between the world’s best.
Team USA will open play against Great Britain July 1 at 8 a.m. CST (see below for complete USA game schedule) and will continue pool play through July 4. Playoffs begin at 10:30 a.m. CST on July 5 and end with the Gold Medal game at 1 p.m. on July 7.
Representing the Red, White and Blue in Canada are Ali Aguilar (Orangevale, Calif./All-American Sports Academy), Erin Gabriel (Poland, Ohio/Tennessee), Andrea Hawkins (Bay City, Texas/Alabama), Cheridan Hawkins (Anderson, Calif./Oregon), Sierra Lawrence (Snellville, Ga./Michigan), Haylie McCleney (Morris, Ala./Alabama), Danica Mercado (Temecula, Calif./Oregon), Jessica Plaza (Huntington Beach, Calif./Stanford), Erin Shireman (Pearland, Texas/Texas), Lee Ann Spivey (Palm Coast, Fla./South Florida), Lauren Young (Anaheim, Calif./Arizona), Paige McDuffee (The Woodlands, Texas/UCLA), Sierra Romero (Murrieta, Calif./Michigan), Mysha Sataraka (Honolulu, Hawaii/UCLA), Kelsey Stewart (Wichita, Kan./Florida), Emily Crane (Troy, Mo./Missouri) and Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./James Madison).
Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz./head coach Cal State Northridge) will lead the Red, White and Blue into the summer and four-time Olympian Laura Berg (Corvalis, Ore./head coach Oregon State), Trisha Ford (Fremont, Calif./head coach Fresno State), and Lisa Dodd (San Diego, Calif./head coach at UNLV) will join the coaching staff in Canada.
The 16 teams that will compete are: Australia, Brazil, Botswana, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, United States and Venezuela.
Prior to the ISF Jr. Women’s World Championship, the team will compete in an exhibition game in Glenville, West Virginia on June 24. In conjunction with the exhibition game, the West Virginia ASA will host a youth clinic on June 25. Tickets for the event in West Virginia and information on the youth clinic are available at http://wvaasa.com/.
Complete USA Schedule (Times in CST)
July 1 – USA vs. Great Britain – 8 a.m.
July 2 – USA vs. Czech Republic – 8:30 a.m.
July 2 – USA vs. Venezuela – 11 a.m.
July 3 – USA vs. Puerto Rico – 3:30 p.m.
July 3 – USA vs. Canada – 6:30 p.m.
July 4 – USA vs. Korea – 8:30 a.m.
July 4 – USA vs. New Zealand – 11:30 a.m.
July 5-7 – Playoffs
Junior Women’s National Team
|Ali Aguilar||SS/2B||Orangevale, Calif.||*Washington|
|Erin Gabriel||Pitcher||Poland, Ohio||Tennessee – Fr.|
|Andrea Hawkins||Outfield||Bay City, Texas||Alabama – Fr.|
|Cheridan Hawkins||Pitcher||Anderson, Calif.||Oregon – Fr.|
|Sierra Lawrence||SS/OF||Snellville, Ga.||Michigan – Fr.|
|Haylie McCleney||Outfield||Morris, Ala.||Alabama – Fr.|
|Danica Mercado||2B/OF||Temecula, Calif.||Oregon – Fr.|
|Jessica Plaza||Catcher||Huntington Beach, Calif.||Stanford – Fr.|
|Erin Shireman||Catcher||Pearland, Texas||Texas – Fr.|
|Lee Ann Spivey||Catcher||Palm Coast, Fla.||South Florida – Fr.|
|Lauren Young||Infield||Anaheim, Calif.||Arizona – Fr.|
|Paige McDuffee||Pitcher||The Woodlands, Texas||UCLA – Fr.|
|Sierra Romero||SS||Murrieta, Calif.||Michigan – Fr.|
|Mysha Sataraka||Infield||Honolulu, Hawaii||UCLA – Fr.|
|Kelsey Stewart||2B||Wichita, Kan.||Florida – Fr.|
|Emily Crane||2B/OF||Troy, Mo.||Missouri – Fr.|
|Jailyn Ford||Pitcher||Hot Springs, Va.||James Madison – Fr.|
* Ali Aguilar has committed to the University of Washington