Jordan Taylor led Team USA to a 6-4 victory against Japan in the championship game of the World Cup of Softball at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City Oklahoma. This is the headquarters of ASA softball.
Team USA fed off the strong arm of JT. JT had a no-no going into the 5th inning before the wheels came off. Japan bitch-slapped us for one run in the 5th and one in the 6th. Japan rallied for 2 runs in the 7th but that was all.
JT gave way to Chelsea Thomas in the 5th who gave way to Keilani Ricketts in the 7th who picked up the save. JT pitched 5.1 innings and gave up 1 ER off 3 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1. JT faced 21 batters.
Nice job ladies and thanks to JT, who continues to amaize us.
As many of you know, the International Olympic Committee voted to eliminate softball from the Olympics. They say softball give the USA an unfair advantage because we are so good. Here is a petition to reinstate softball to the Olympic games. Please take a moment to sign it.