U-19 Women's Softball World Cup 2019

10/08/2019 - 17/08/2019

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Fouts, Kilfoyl shutout China as USA secures Super Round first place

17/08/2019

USA claimed today its fifth Super Round win over China, 6-0, and clinched the first place and a spot in the World Championship Game. A brilliant performance by Montana Fouts and Alexis Kilfoyl led the two-time defending world champion to victory.

China put runners in the corners with two outs in the first inning on a double by Yuan Wang and a single by Yuanyuan Gui. But the inning ended with a ply at home, when Wang tried to score on a stealing base attempt by Gui.

After the first inning, Fouts and Kilfoyl retired the next 18 batters they faced, for a total of 12 strikeouts. Fouts pitched 4 innings allowing 2 hits, with 8 strikeouts; while Kilfoyl threw three perfect innings in relief, fanning 4.

In the home half of the first inning, USA took the early lead. Maelynn Wallace doubled to leaf off the game, and Charla Echols plated her with a single to right field. The third baseman scored later on a 2-out RBI single off the bat of Bailey Dowling.

One inning later USA added one on a solo shot to right field of Jadelyn Allchin, and in the bottom of the third Jasmine Freed was hit by a pitch, and later scored on an error by pitcher Yuchen Wei.

The last two runs of the game crossed the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning. With two outs Kelly Lynch singled and Maelynn Wallace hit an inside the park homer to the left field corner, to make it 6-0.

With this score USA improves to 6-0 and tonight will close the Super Round against Australia.