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815-2015Jr USA Women Gold Medal Game

OKLAHOMA CITY — The USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team punched their ticket to the Gold Medal Game today at the 2015 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC) in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex. Team USA’s offense stole the show as the Eagles rolled to a 14-2 (five inning) win over Japan to remain undefeated. Kelly Barnhill (Marietta, Ga.) was able to work her way out of tricky situations from the circle as she struck out nine batters. Team USA’s win today secured their spot in the Gold Medal game tomorrow night at OGE Energy Field at 7:00 p.m. CST against the winner of Japan vs. Puerto Rico.

Team USA came out strong in the first inning as Alyssa Palomino (Mission Viejo, Calif.) brought in two runs in the first, which were also the first runs scored by any team against Japan during the JWWC. Jenavee Peres (Garden Grove, Calif.) brought in Madilyn Nickles (Merced, Calif.) via a fielder’s choice for another U.S. run.

Japan looked as if they would answer right back, but two strikeouts from Barnhill put that to a halt. Team USA did not stop there, as a Sydney Romero (Temecula, Calif.) double down the right field line scored two more runners. Japan got on the board after a couple of base hits brought in Mahiro Takenaka in the fourth inning. Team USA continued to pour on the runs, as they scored seven runs to seal the would-be win.  Japan would add another run in the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run, but it would not be enough as the U.S. walked away with the 14-2 (five inning) win.

“I thought we played well tonight,” said Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz.), Head Coach of the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team. “We can take this as a confidence boost going into the Gold Medal game. We could see Japan again tomorrow if they beat Puerto Rico.”

Japan plays Puerto Rico at 4 p.m. CST for the Bronze Medal. The winner of that game will play Team USA at 7 p.m. CST at OGE Energy Field.

“As coach said in our post-game huddle, tonight feels good but we have bigger goals to accomplish,” said Romero. “We are going to enjoy this win tonight, but as soon as we leave the field, it’s all about tomorrow. We came here to win Gold and all our focus is on accomplishing that mission.”   

Palomino continued her ridiculous hot streak again tonight, going 2-for-4 with a grand slam and six RBI. Palomino now has four home-runs and 25 RBI at the JWWC.

Click here to view the results, box scores and the schedule for the 2015 WBSC JWWC.

Great tickets are still available for the 2015 JWWC. Fans have the option to purchase either single session tickets or the Gold Pass for the week-long event. Single day session tickets allow fans the opportunity to pick which days they plan on attending during the JWWC with the opportunity to watch any game they choose for that day. The Gold Pass includes all-session tickets for the JWWC, as well as an official event t-shirt, a program and the opportunity to have a personalized name slide on the video board and OGE Energy Field at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, with additional photo opportunities.  Click here to view seating chart. Gold Passes and single session tickets can be purchased at the box office of OGE Energy Field.

All games will be streamed live at no cost to fans through the official event website. There will be expanded coverage, beginning Thursday, August 13, featuring play-by-play and color commentary, in-game interviews, instant replays and unique camera shots. Visit 2015jwwc.com to watch games.

For updates, check or the tournament website 2015JWWC.com and keep up all week on the event’s official Facebook and Twitter. Fans can also visit www.wbsc.co for more information.

About ASA/USA Softball

7-11-2015 REVISED SUMMER SCHEDSULE

REVISED SUMMER CALENDAR

 

ASA National Team plus

10

Jul

WNT Tour Stop

Ewing, New Jersey

 

12

Jul

Pan American Games

Toronto, Canada

 

13

Jul

WNT Tour Stop

Findlay, Ohio

 

20

Jul

18U Gold Nationals

Hillsboro, United States

 

20

Jul

16U Gold Nationals

 

 

TRAVEL BALL

July

10-12     Surf City Summer Showcase 12-18     USSSA fast pitch world series I, Disney World 19-25     USSSA fast pitch world series II, Disney World 14-17     TC USA nationals, Reno 16-19     TC Northeast Nationals, NYC 24-31     PGF nationals 12U 18U August 1-8          PGF nationals 14U 16U

September

26-27     Surf City September classic

October

9-11       Surf City Fall Showcase 9-11       TNJ Fall showcase

16-18     Surf City Showcase

23-25     Surf City Halloween Showcase 30-1       Ronald McDonald tournament, Texas

November

20-22     Surf City Early Thanksgiving showcase

 

INTERNATIONAL

July 3-13       Canadian Open Fastpitch women’s July 4-12       Canadian Open Elite

 

PROFESSIONAL

 

August 14-18 NPF Championship, Hoover Alabama

7-2-2015 Thursday July 2 Softball

THURSDAY JULY 2 SOFTBALL

 

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Aurora)

14U Championship AZ Suncats 2, So Cal Athletics 1
— Spy does not have rosters so can’t assign individual credit. Suncats broke 1-1 tie in bottom 6th, then held off SCA’s with a sterling last play, a line drive throw off a fly ball to nail the last runner at home. Age notwithstanding, these youngsters are well-coached, and made defensive throws expected of older players.
A disquieting note: a 14-yr old from California has committed to UCF, another “early” in what seems to be a season of verbals by ever-younger players. Notwithstanding,
Hats off to Dave King and Triple Crown for obtaining national television exposure for 14-18 yr old fastpitch players.

 

WORLD CUP X (Irvine)
Venezuela 3, Canada 2 (8) — WP Jamee Juarez LP Sara Groenwegen. Soto scored bottom 8th on error.

Mexico 3, Argentina 2 (8) Mexico scores bottom 8, after 5 lead changes. In 8th, Mexico scored on rbi single by Palacios, scoring Rios. WP Bennett. LP Rich.

USA Junior Women edged byPuerto Rico 2-1
USA P Kelly Barnhill  PR Pitcher King in relief of Rivera
The 0-0 game turned down Puerto Rico way bottom 6th.  d’Orzio singled but as out stealing.  Mercado reached on dropped third strike.  Jaquish slugged 2-run homer.  Barnhill fanned Rivera and Osterman. .
Top 7th: Jackson walked.  Romero singled.  Jackson advanced to 3rd on error.  Griggs singled, loading the bases.  DeWitt flied to left.  Lilley sac fly, Jackson scored. Two on, Palomino struck out.  But, USA JRs left tying run on 3rd.

 

USA defeats Japan 4-1
P Nakano vs Traina/Moore
Bottom 2nd, two out.  Fox homered, 1-0 USA.
Bottom 3rd: Chavanne reached on error but caught stealing; Stewart hbp by Kondo; Stewart advanced on illegal pitch by Kondo; Gibson walked.  Arioto flied tp 3rd; Romero jacked 3-run homer, USA 4-0.
Top 4th: Japan scored on fielder’s choice.
Bottom 4th: two out, Chevanne and Stewart singled; Gibson struck out swinging.
Furusawa singled to open Japan 5th but next three down in order, including two Ks.Similarly, Arioto walked to lead USA 5th but next three retired.
Top 6th: Moore now pitcxhing for USA, struck out the side.
Bottom 6th: Two out, Takeda singled; Stewart flied to left.
Top 7th: One out, Yamazaki singled.  Furusawa singled after Moultrie erred on foul ball.  Nevins returned, struck out Marumoto.  Agatsuma popup to Fox, Yamazaki out at 3rd.

 

This win ended a string of Japan wins over the USA, notably the 2008 Olympics and the 2014 ISF world championship.  In both instances, the USA was beaten by Japan ace Yukiko Ueno, who is not pitching in this tournament.

 

NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH

Akron Racers lose to Dallas Charge 8-5

Charge led 3-0 after Haeger 3-run homer in1st, but Racers scored 4 runs off Haeger top 3rd, including 2-run homer by Schlopy.
Charge reclaimed lead with 3 runs bottom 4th.  Lahners scored on Thom single.  Davis smacked 2-run triple.  6-4
Karino scored on Schlopy single, 6-5. Bottom 6th, Thom jacked 2-run homer, Charge lead 8-5.

 

USSSA Pride def by Chicago Bandits 2-0
WP Gascoigne 2-hitter.  LP Osterman
Bandits scored bottom 1st, Allard scoring on sac fly by Williams.  Bottom 6th, Williams scored on Tay Edwards rbi..

 

 

 

 

1-14-2015 Diamond 9 Winter Showcase

SUN CLASSIC WINTER SHOWCASE
January 16-19, Disney World

Sun CLassic Winter Showcase 2015
14u 5 game

3n2 Florida Diamond Girlz
Absolute Blast 16 Gold
Akadema Elite 14u
Carolina Elite 16Gold Fusetti

Central Florida Eagles -14u
Central Jersey Lightning Blue
Firecrackers GA- McDonald
Gainesville Gold 01Kifer

Jersey Intensity – Piazzolla
Jersey Intensity -Cipolloni
Lady Lightning Gold Futures
NW Batbusters

Quinco Softball Academy Hurricanes
Tampa Mustangs Bell
Team Glory – Seidel
The ROCK 00

WildCards Elite
Windermere Wildfire 14U-Turner

14u 7 game

Firecrackers GA- McDonald
Gainesville Gold 01Kifer
Jersey Intensity – Piazzolla
Jersey Intensity -Cipolloni

Team Glory – Seidel

16u 5 game

Absolute Blast 16 Gold
Boca Impact Gold – Troyan
Cal Badgers
Carolina Elite 14 Gold Fisher/Genovese

Carolina Elite 16Gold Fusetti
Carolina Sluggers Gold
Central Florida Eagles
Central Florida Eagles – 16U

Clearwater Bombers – Tom
Coral Springs Panthers
Dixie Chicks – Ruch
Firecrackers GA O’Neal

Firecrackers GA- McDonald
Firecrackers Ga 99- Powell
Florida Storm Orlando
GA Elite 16U – Muench

Georgia Elite Premier – Laukka
Georgia Impact – Stanford
Jersey Intensity – AS
Jersey Intensity – Conover

Jersey Intensity – Hannigan
Jersey Intensity – Piazzolla
Jersey Intensity – Rodriguez
Jersey Intensity -Cipolloni

Krunch Gold
Lady Falcons 18U
Lady Lightning Gold Futures
NC Challengers Renzi

NLS Gold 16u Stager
NW Batbusters
Nexxt Level Pitbulls Select
PA Vypers Gold

Powermill Training Academy/Powermill 16U
Quinco Softball Academy Hurricanes
Rock Elite
Scoutz Softball

South GA Lady Sharks 16U
Sparks Softball
Stingrays 16u
Stingrays Gold

Stumps Bandits
Tampa Mustangs Bell
Tampa Mustangs-Hall
Team BuckedUp Black

Team Glory – Seidel
Team NC Martin
Vienna Stars 16U
Virginia Crushers

WildCards Elite

16u 7 game

Carolina Elite 14 Gold Fisher/Genovese
Carolina Elite 16Gold Fusetti
Central Florida Eagles – 16U
Dixie Chicks – Ruch

Firecrackers GA O’Neal
Florida Storm Orlando
GA Elite 16U – Muench
Georgia Elite Premier – Laukka

Jersey Intensity – AS
Lady Lightning Gold Futures
NC Challengers Renzi
NLS Gold 16u Stager

NW Batbusters
Rock Elite
Sparks Softball
Tampa Mustangs-Hall

Vienna Stars 16U
Virginia Crushers
WildCards Elite

18u 5 game

Cal Badgers
Clearwater Bombers-Mason
Clearwater Bullets 18U Gold
Coral Springs Panthers

Gold Glove Midwest
Lady Falcons 18U
Nexxt Level Pitbulls Select
Scoutz Softball

Windermere Wildfire – Mathis

18u 7 game

Absolute Blast 16 Gold
Boca Impact Gold – Troyan
Cal Badgers
Carolina Elite 16Gold Fusetti

Carolina Elite 18U Gold
Central Florida Eagles
Clearwater Bombers-Mason
Clearwater Bullets 18U Gold

Coral Springs Panthers
Dixie Chicks – Ruch
Firecrackers Ga 99- Powell
Florida Power Black-Lantz

Georgia Elite Premier – Laukka
Gold Glove Midwest
Jersey Intensity – AS
Jersey Intensity – Conover

Jersey Intensity – Hannigan
Jersey Intensity – KOD
Jersey Intensity – KOD Mizuno
Jersey Intensity – Rodriguez

Krunch Gold
Lady Falcons 18U
Lady Lightning Gold Team Miken
NC Challengers Renzi

NLS Gold 16u Stager
Newtown Rock – Amendolara
Nexxt Level Pitbulls Select
Outlaws Fastpitch 18U Gold

PA Vypers Gold
Panthers Fastpitch 18u/Clint
Philadelphia Spirit Gold
Plantation Pressure Gold

Quinco Softball Academy Hurricanes
RI Thunder Gold Lotti
Rock Elite
Scoutz Softball

Severna Park Green Hornets
Shamrocks 18U Gold
Sparks Softball
Stingrays

Stingrays Gold
Stumps Bandits
TNT Gold
Team NC Martin

The Next Level
Top Gun Gold
WildCards Elite
Wildfire 18u- Stutsman

Windermere Wildfire – Mathis
Windermere Wildfire Pollock 18U

 

1-5-2015 Junior Women’s Team Chosen

JUNIOR WOMEN’S TEAM CHOSEN

January 5 2015

 

Seventeen athletes named to 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team

IRVINE, Calif. — Following a two-day selection process,17 athletes and three alternates have been selected to represent the United States as a member of the 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. Selected by members of the Women’s National Team Selection Committee, these athletes are slated to participate in the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women’s World Championship in August in Oklahoma City, Okla. and the World Cup of Softball X in Southern California in July.

“We have a good mix of speed and power and I’m very excited to see what we can do defensively,” said Head Coach Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz./Head Coach Cal State Northridge).  “Overall, we have a good group of girls and will head into the summer with some experience with athletes having a full college season under their belt.  We’ve also got a few young ones who will just be finishing up their high school careers.  The staff and I are looking forward to the summer and we know that these girls will be ready to go when we head to Oklahoma City for the ISF World Championships.” In all, 11 NCAA Division I universities are represented while six athletes will be finishing up their senior year of high school prior to the 2015 season.  Also joining the roster are four athletes who participated at the USA Softball Junior Women’s Open Tryout on January 2.

With Tairia Flowers at the head of the Junior Women’s program, Trisha Ford (Fremont, Calif./head coach at Fresno State), Kristie Fox (San Diego, Calif./head coach at UT- Arlington) and Tim Walton (Cerritos, Calif./head coach at University of Florida) will serve as Assistant Coaches throughout the summer.  This marks the first stint with the National Team Program for Fox and Walton, while Ford returns for her second season with the JWNT.

2015 JUNIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

 

McKenna Arriola Oregon State IF/OF

Kelly Barnhill

Florida* Pitcher

Nicole DeWitt Florida IF/OF Rachel Garcia UCLA* Pitcher
Johanna Grauer UCLA Pitcher Meghan Gregg Tennessee Infield Emily Griggs LSU Outfield Paige Halstead UCLA* Catcher
Jazmyn Jackson California IF/OF Jenna Lilley Oregon Infield Madilyn Nickles UCLA* Infield Alyssa Palomino Arizona* Outfield
Jenavee Peres San Diego State Catcher Kobie Pettis California Infield Sydney Romero Oklahoma* Infield
  DJ Sanders Louisiana-Lafayette OF/IF Allison Walljasper LSU Pitcher  
*Indicates University athlete will attend*
 Alternates
Astin Donovan South Florida Outfield  

Arden Pettit Stanford Catcher

Chelsea Whitcomb Virginia Tech Infield
 
 Coaching Staff
Tairia Flowers Head Coach Cal State Northridge Trisha Ford Assistant Coach Fresno State Kristie Fox Assistant Coach UT-Arlington Tim Walton Assistant Coach Florida

2015 Events

Event  Date Location
World Cup X June 29 – July 5 Southern California
ISF Jr. Women’s World Championship August 9-15 Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

Team USA is looking to reclaim the Gold Medal at the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC) after falling 4-0 to Japan at the 2013 JWWC in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.  Slated for August 9-15 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, the best 19-Under teams in the world will take to the softball capital of the world to compete for the World Championship.

 

Tickets to attend the 2015 ISF Junior Women’s World Championships in Oklahoma City will go on sale on January 15 at Softballoutlet.com.

 

For more information about the Junior Women’s World Championship and the JWNT, visit the tournament website or USASoftball.com.