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US softball team tops Puerto Rico 8-0

US softball team tops Puerto Rico 8-0

Chelsea Thomas struck out six in 3 2/3 innings, Christie Orgeron had a pair of doubles and two RBIs and the United States beat Puerto Rico 8-0 in five innings on Thursday on the first day of the World Cup of Softball.
The United States (1-0) scored five runs in the third inning, including four with two outs, against three Puerto Rico pitchers.
Puerto Rico (0-2) had only one hit, a first-inning single by Karla O Claudio.
The U.S. has won the each of the last five years the event has been played. The American squad will face Australia on Friday, The Netherlands and Canada on Saturday and Brazil on Sunday. The top two teams in the six-team round-robin will play Monday for the title.


Updated : 2021-03-09 00:19 GMT+08:00