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USAdefeats Canada to earn direct berth to Canada Cup Championship Game

Sunday, July 12, 2009
USAdefeats Canada to earn direct berth to Canada Cup Championship Game
 
(Surrey,BC) – The Canadian Senior Women’s National Softball Team squared off with theUnited States for the third time of the tournament, as the two top teamscompeted for a direct berth to today’s Championship game. In a very close game,the United States were able to earn a 3-0 win, as Monica Abbott threw 6 2/3scoreless innings, allowing only one Canadian hit.
 
Withan excellent pitching matchup between Abbott and Canadian pitcher Danielle Lawrie (Langley,BC), the Softball City crowd was in for a treat. After three scoreless innings,the United Stated opened the scoring in the top of the fourth, when JennieFinch led off with a walk and was replaced by pinch runner Brittany Rogers, whomoved to second on a sacrifice bunt and later scored on a wild pitch. USA addedtwo more runs in the top of the sixth, when Ashley Charters tripled with tworunners on base.
 
OnlyJennifer Yee (NorthDelta, BC) was able to produce a hit for Canada, breaking up Abbott’s no-hitterwith a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh.
 
DanielleLawrie allowed only three runs on five hits and two walks for Canada, strikingout four batters.
 
Canadavs. USA: BoxScore and Play-by-play
 
Inother Canada Cup playoff action, Venezuela defeated the Netherlands (7-0), TeamT.F.S. International (4-2) and Australia (4-3) to earn a shot at Canada in thisafternoon’s final. Earlier in the day, the California Activities eliminated theCalifornia Goldrush with a 6-3 win, but were then eliminated after a 1-0 lossto Australia.
 
Asa result, Canada will take on Venezuela this afternoon (1:30pm PDT), as thewinner will move on to face the United States in the grand final Championshipgame at 6:30pm PDT.
 
Forlive scores and results, please visit the Canada Cup website at www.canadacup.com.
 
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Formore information, please contact:
 
GillesLeBlanc
Manager– Marketing and Communications
SoftballCanada
(613)523-3386 x3105
 

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