The United States National Team (10-0) jumped out to an early lead on the Australia National Team (4-3) and captured a 7-0 victory on Thursday at Softball City one.
With five runs in the first three innings, the United States National Team left no doubt about the eventual outcome.An RBI double by Samantha Fischer, an RBI single by Valerie Arioto, and a sacrifice fly by Molly Johnson in the first inning helped the United States National Team put some runs on the board early.
Fischer racked up three RBIs on three hits for the United States National Team.
The United States National Team's Keilani Ricketts kept the Australia National Team off the scoreboard for all five innings she was on the hill. She pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on two hits while ringing up four.
Justine Smethurst ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with her first loss of the year. She lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed three runs.