July 20, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -
Whitney Canion and the rest of Team USA will look to defend their title at the World Cup of Softball, held July 21-25 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Okla. All games can be seen on ESPN or ESPN 2.
Canion is coming off a solid performance at the Canadian Open, going 1-0 with a 1.71 ERA with 17 strikeouts over 16.1 innings.
The World Cup features the 2011 USA Softball Women’s National Team while other teams scheduled to appear are 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Australia, 2010 International Softball Federation (ISF) Women’s World Championship Bronze Medalist Canada, 2009 European Softball Federation (ESF) Women’s Championship Bronze Medalist Czech Republic, 2009 ESF Women’s Championship Silver Medalist Great Britain, and 2008 Olympic Champion Japan. On Saturday afternoon, the men’s slow pitch Border Battle will return as USA and Canada will face off for the third time in a much anticipated rivalry match up.
For more information on the World Cup and for a complete schedule, click here.