Media Information | World Cup of Softball XII
The World Cup of Softball XII features seven of the top 10 world-ranked teams in the world and marks the first international softball event in the United States since the announcement of softball’s return to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Team USA’s #JourneyToJapan begins now as the road to qualify for #Tokyo2020 begins right here in OKC!
USA Junior Women’s National Team (19-Under)
World Cup of Softball XII Game Schedule
OGE Energy Field:
Puerto Rico vs USA JWNT – 11 am
Canada vs USA JWNT – 1:30 pm
USA vs Philippines – 4 pm
USA vs Mexico – 6:30 pm
Japan vs Canada – 11 am
Japan vs Puerto Rico – 2 pm
Australia vs Mexico – 4:30 pm
Australia vs Philippines – 7 pm
OGE Energy Field:
Japan vs Mexico – 9:30 am
Mexico vs USA JWNT – 12:30 pm
Australia vs USA JWNT – 3 pm
USA vs Canada – 6 pm
Japan vs Philippines – 12 pm
Canada vs Philippines – 2:30 pm
Australia vs Puerto Rico – 5 pm
OGE Energy Field:
Canada vs Mexico – 10:30 am
Philippines vs USA JWNT – 1 pm
USA vs USA JWNT – 4 pm
USA vs Japan – 7:30 pm
Puerto Rico vs Philippines – 10:30 am
Canada vs Puerto Rico – 1 pm
Japan vs Australia – 4pm
OGE Energy Field:
Puerto Rico vs Mexico – 10 am
USA vs Puerto Rico – 1 pm
Japan vs USA JWNT – 3:30 pm
USA vs Australia – 7 pm
Mexico vs Philippines – 12:30 pm
Canada vs Australia – 3:30 pm
OGE Energy Field:
Seed #1 vs Seed #2 – 12 pm
Seed #3 vs Seed #4 – 2:30 pm
Seed #7 vs Seed #8 – 12 pm
Seed #5 vs Seed #6 – 2:30 pm
USA vs. Canada on July 6, 2017 – (ESPN)
USA vs. Japan on July 7, 2017 – (ESPN2)
USA vs. Puerto Rico on July 8, 2017 – (ESPN2)
USA vs. Australia on July 8, 2017 – (ESPN2)
Seed #1 vs. Seed #2 Championship Game – (ESPN)
Online: All other games will be available to watch via live stream on USASoftball.com for free.
General admission single session tickets will be available at the gate. For those ages 12 and older, tickets can be purchased for $10 while youth and senior citizen (ages 4-12/55+) are available for $5. All-session tickets are available for adults for $40, and youth/senior for $20.
Media passes will be available for pick-up at the “Will Call” window at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium throughout the event.
Katie Willis – Communications Manager
Cell: 440.315.2802 I Email: firstname.lastname@example.org I Social Media: @USASoftball
Please note: USA Softball will allot time after the conclusion of each team’s final game of the day for media requesting interviews. Please contact Katie Willis with your requests.
Please note your respective work space will remain open for 1 hour after the final out of the last game of the day. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact Katie Willis prior to the start of each day.
Working media will have access to meals and drinks, which will be located in the VIP area of the USA Softball press box. Please note: there will be no bottled water, but there will be a water cooler in the meal area. Media will need to bring their own bottle, canister, etc. to fill with available water. Bottled water can be purchased at the concession stands along with other snacks.
Game and promotional schedule announced for World Cup of Softball XII in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – The softball season continues in Oklahoma City, Okla. as the top teams in the world of international fast pitch head to the Softball Capital of the World® for the World Cup of Softball XII. With 32 games to be played July 5-9 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex – OGE Energy Field – INTEGRIS Field, the World Cup, a World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) sanctioned event, will be highlighted by the top teams in the world. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the world’s best softball and potential Tokyo 2020 Olympians, with general admission all-session and single-session tickets on sale by phone at 800-654-8337 or online at USASoftball.com.
In addition to the complete game schedule, USA Softball has also announced the promotional lineup for the World Cup of Softball. Highlighted by events such as Military Appreciation Day, League Night, Health and Wellness Day and Family Fun Day, special activities highlight each day of the World Cup while groups of 10 or more can receiving special pricing.
*NOTE: Schedule is subject to change
The World Cup of Softball features No 1. ranked Japan, No. 2 USA, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Australia, No. 7 Puerto Rico, No. 10 Mexico, No. 17 Philippines and the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT). The tournament is a round robin format, which will feed into the Championship Playoff Round on Sunday, July 9. Ticket packages are now on sale for the World Cup of Softball XII. All-session tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for youth, while single-session tickets are $10 for adult and $5 for youth. All tickets are general admission and allow for the ticket holder to watch all games held on that respective date. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 800-654-8337 or online at USASoftball.com.
A complete broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date. For complete coverage of World Cup XII including live stats, streaming and results log on to 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 in every state through a network of 70 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.
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 213 National Federation and Associate Members in 142 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
Championship Series Game 2: Oklahoma 5, Florida 4
2017 ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Most Outstanding Player:
Shay Knighten, lF, Oklahoma