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U.S. Women's National Team posts undefeated record enroute to Pan American Championship gold medal

November 20, 2022

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala ––    U.S. Women's National Team posts undefeated record enroute to Pan American Championship gold medal



U.S. Women's National Team posts undefeated record enroute to Pan American Championship gold medal

 
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November 20, 2022
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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala –– The U.S. Women’s National Team (WNT) shined bright at the Pan American Championship, posting an undefeated 9-0 record through the week-long event to clinch the gold medal and earn Team USA a spot in the Stage 1 qualifying event for the 2024 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Cup.?

The Eagles offense soared through its quest to the gold medal with a combined .527 team batting average highlighted by eight U.S. batters finishing above .500. Settling into the Red, White and Blue uniform with ease was Leach who led the pack with a .679 batting average followed by Lorenz (.579), Jaquish (.550) and Jada Cody (.528). Also shining in her Team USA debut was Mia Davidson, sending three long balls out of the park with Shannon Rhodes, Cody and Jaquish blasting two homers followed by one home run apiece from Lorenz, Leach, Dejah Mulipola and Sis Bates. Extra bases was the name of the game for this U.S. roster with a combined total of 31 doubles and seven triples to contribute to a total of 108 RBI, led by Cody with 19 and Jaquish and Leach with 17 apiece.

?The pitching staff of Alyssa DenhamMariah Mazon, Faraimo and Garcia combined for 50 strikeouts throughout the tournament with Garcia racking up 23 of her own through 17.2 innings pitched. Faraimo finished with four wins followed by Garcia with three and Mazon and Denham with one win apiece. A force to be reckoned with, the U.S. pitchers remained solid through 40.2 innings pitched while limited their opponents to 13 runs on 26 hits.? 

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The Pan American Championship gold medal caps the 2022 season for the U.S. WNT following two additional golden performances at the Canada Cup and World Games held earlier this year. To learn more about Team USA, visit USASoftball.com.

About USA Softball
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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