Attention softball fans! As an added bonus, the ASA has secured a two-hour time slot for men's fast pitch action featuring Team USA against the Japanese Men's National Team on ESPN2, Sunday, July 22. Thanks for your continued support of softball on national television.
|Date||Game||Time (Central Time Zone)|
|Thursday, July 12||USA vs. Venezuela||6:00PM (ESPN)|
|Friday, July 13||USA vs. China||7:00PM (ESPN)|
|Saturday, July 14||USA vs. Dominican Republic||12:00PM (ESPN2)|
|Saturday, July 14||USA vs. Japan||7:00PM (ESPN2)|
|Sunday, July 15||USA vs. Canada||12:00PM (ESPN)|
|Monday, July 16||Championship Game||8:00PM (ESPN2)|
|Sunday, July 22||USA vs. Japan (Men)||3:00PM (ESPN2, TAPE DELAY)|
KFC World Cup of Softball
The KFC World Cup of Softball, a six-team tournament sanctioned by the International Softball Federation (ISF), will feature the best fast pitch softball players in the world competing for their respective national teams. The six teams invited to participate in the event will compete in pool play from July 12-15. The top two teams from pool play will be seeded into the Championship Game on July 16 while the remaining teams battle for third and fifth place respectively. The United States defeated Japan last year to claim the 2006 Championship.
ABOUT THE ASA
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 84 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.
photos Janos Schmidt