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Additional athletes accept invitation to selection camp.
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Assistant Coaches named.
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Selection camp kicks off.
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USA team takes two from Central VA All Stars.
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Go Sam Fischer!
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Looks like lots of good pitching for Team USA or lots of poor hitting for the All Stars.   
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Again, this time in Ohio, our international team won two shutouts as pitching looks very strong.  I sure am glad that I don't have the job of trimming this squad down to 17.  I simply don't know how it can be done except for small things and something like needing a left handed pitcher which would favor Nevins.  All the pitchers are very good.  How would you like to choose between Stewart and Gibson at second?  I also wouldn't want the job of naming a starting infield.  Too many good players !!!    Onward and upward and back to Virginia. All players seem to be getting a shot at making the 17 person squad.  I wonder how many pitchers they will carry?   
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Yea I hear you, its almost impossible to cut anyone, they all can play.  Maybe that's why Ken had the tryout process drag on longer than usual, hopefully this is the norm from now on, really smart move on his part or whoever decided to do it.  Let all the girls come in for two weeks and practice, ride the bus, bond, sign autographs, take photos and play a few exhibition games with the USA uniform on and just experience all of it for a little bit before having to let players go due to a numbers thing.  
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Aside from the few "no brainers" at the tryout, it will be fascinating to see who makes it. Particularly the pitching staff. There is also a very interesting battle in the middle infield.


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Skinny - Unfortunately, there are only so many seats on the bus.  I think that leadership and team chemistry will play a big part in the selection.  They all can play the game.  The pitchers can all pitch, and there are only two catchers.  Anyone who can play first base and share utility duties must be considered.  Maybe they will keep one player just for her speed in case base running situations occur.  Who knows?  Remember, they see these players and pitchers every day, unlike us.  Their choices will be more valid than Joe Sixpack's choices, even if they are not the most popular ones.  
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World Cup live stream.
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I'm surprised the caricature didn't miss. [smile] 

More World Cup Softball in Irvine today and the rest of the week.

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Hey now! The Warriors are an improved basketball team. Nor Cal represents basketball now, not just weaving!

Could I justify a two-wheel journey south to see some softball? Hmm?

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Bill - Actually I was trying to note how rare it is for this particular ball to land in the intended area, if you know what I mean.  Figures a 7-1 game would follow my comment.
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On ESPN right now, top of the 3rd 0-0. We are visitors.
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5-3 USA final (now 3-0).   Arioto home run.  Nevins sharp with 7 K's and 0 runs in her 4 innings, followed by Henderson who gave up 3 runs, followed by Moore in the 7th.  Great suicide squeeze for run #5.  Canada falls to 4-1.  USA vs. Japan tomorrow at 9PM Eastern on ESPN. 
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Without a doubt, the weakest of all World Cup events.  The talent level is barely college level by most teams competing.  As for Team USA, Their pitching is better than the other teams competing, but far worse than all the other teams that wore the USA jersey.  Our defense in the outfield is as fast as it's ever been.  Our infield defense is NOT good.  We have a good mix of speed and hitting and should be able to beat everyone else just with that aspect of the game.  Having Coach Erikson miked up for the game gives great insight into how overrated he may be as an x's and o's type coach and more of a rah rah feel good type coach.  IMHO, the product on the field has taken many steps backward in the last few years.  I would love to hear what LF, MS, SN, CB, KK, CO, JF and many of the other former greats are saying about this team in private. 

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This is why softball got pulled from Olympics---USA is so good we can send our 5th best team worth of players and still be the best team out there. Yes they can be beat (and have been beat in championship games) but our superstar team got beat by japan in Olympics too. If we had the best team of players from the USA out there it wouldn't be competitive. Our travel ball and college softball is so great we could take the all-SEC team and still be there playing in championship game at the end. team Canada gets a pass because we seen some of their players play for American colleges and they are our little sisters to the north...but Japan an Australia are better than them and have been the past few years of international play.  Problem is the rest of the world is stuck in jr. college mode. High school all-star teams can beat the middle and bottom teams. I see the little league softball games at the different age groups and usa is dominant but there are teams competitive. Seems once girls go to college our girls shift gears and other countries don't. Their college softball is nothing compared to USA (not counting japan who loves ball sports).

This is why I like this team USa winning and loved it when they won before---having a team of basically NPF superstars play in world cup of softball would be overkill. This twam like last 2 years will lose maybe 1 game per tourney (it just sucks when it is in championship to a team we beat twice before already). But hey....team usa lost when it had it's best so it happens. Go team usa.

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5-3 USA final (now 3-0).   Arioto home run.  Nevins sharp with 7 K's and 0 runs in her 4 innings, followed by Henderson who gave up 3 runs, followed by Moore in the 7th.  Great suicide squeeze for run #5.  Canada falls to 4-1.  USA vs. Japan tomorrow at 9PM Eastern on ESPN. 


The squeeze was the highlight of the game.  There were a number of lowlights, though, as Gibson and Fox didn't look very good on defense.  This was the first challenge for the USA team and they were barely up to the task.  But as long as they can overcome poor performances and still win I guess that's all that matters.
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Charlie - Great picture !!  Your girl Sam is playing well. By the way, what a relief to watch a softball game without 20 marginal illegal pitches being called.  Colleges should adopt international rules for pitching or even men's fastpitch rules.  I was very surprised by the lapses in Gibson's defense; she is usually very good defensively.  She sure can hit.  McCleney is one of my young favorites.  
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I like watching Val hit, she just destroys international pitching. 
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