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Women's National Team readies for road series against Scrap Yard Fast Pitch

July 22, 2019

LAFAYETTE, La. —  Women's National Team readies for road series against Scrap Yard Fast Pitch



Women's National Team readies for road series against Scrap Yard Fast Pitch

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July 22, 2019
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LAFAYETTE, La. — With first pitch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games exactly one year away, members of the 2019 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) arrived in Lafayette, La., home of the Ragin’ Cajuns, as the team continues preparation for the 2019 Pan American Games. Team USA will face Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, an independent professional softball team, in a three-game series in Lafayette, La. before heading to Houston, Texas for another three-game set.
 
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“I was really happy with the way we came back from the break after the USA Softball International Cup,” said USA Softball WNT Head Coach, Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla./Head Coach at South Florida). “The things we learned and gained during our first leg of the summer stuck with us, which we saw come to fruition in Columbus. To have the training and exhibition games against Scrap Yard Fast Pitch is obviously extremely beneficial to our team. We’re going to face great competition and some of the best players in the country and we need that challenge prior to heading to Peru.”

In Lafayette, the action will kick off on Tuesday, July 23 as Team USA squares off against Scrap Yard Fast Pitch at 7 p.m. CT. A 7 p.m. CT contest on July 24 followed by a 7 p.m. CT matchup on July 25 concludes Team USA’s Lafayette series.
 
All three games will take place at Lamson Park (235 Cajundome Blvd, Lafayette, La. 70506). Tickets for the three exhibition contests are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased M-F at the Cajundome Box Office from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

From Lafeyette, the WNT will head to Houston, Texas for the remaining three games of the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch series. On Sunday, July 28 Team USA and Scrap Yard will play at 6 p.m. CT and 7 p.m. games on Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30 will round out the Houston leg of training.
 
All three games in Houston will be played at Scrap Yard Sports Complex (29607 Robinson Rd, Conroe, Texas 77385). Admission for the three games in Houston will be free.
 
From Houston, the WNT will head to Lima, Peru for the Pan American Games, where Team USA has been nothing short of dominant. In 10 appearances at the Pan American Games, the WNT has compiled an all-time record of 93-4 with eight Gold Medal and two Silver Medal finishes. The U.S. will be looking to take back the Gold Medal after falling to host country Canada at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games.
 
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USA Softball (USAS) 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 & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS 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.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS 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, USAS 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 USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.
 
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