OKLAHOMA CITY — The official competition schedule for the 2015 WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC), which will be held August 9-15 in Oklahoma City, Okla., changed today according to the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). Held at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex, the JWWC will include 15 of the top teams in the world, including Team USA who will look to reclaim the Gold Medal after falling 4-0 to Japan at the 2013 WBSC JWWC in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. This also marks the first time since 1987 that the WBSC JWWC has been held in Oklahoma City.
The following countries will be competing: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Columbia, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and the United States.
“Our team has learned a lot this summer from all of our tour stops and competing in the World Cup of Softball X against Senior National Teams,” said Tairia Flowers, Head Coach of the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team. “All the hard work and preparation by the coaching staff and the players will show in our performance on the field. We’re excited that this Championship is finally here. We’d like to encourage fans of Team USA to come out to support the Red, White and Blue this next week.”
The opening ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. CST this Sunday, August 9 at OGE Energy Field. Team USA begins their ‘road to Gold’ against Chinese Taipei on immediately after the opening ceremony at 8:00 p.m. Team USA will have a doubleheader on Monday with matchups against Italy at 1:00 p.m. CST and Australia at 7:30 p.m.
Fans have the option to purchase either single session tickets or the Gold Pass for the week-long event. Single day session tickets allow fans the opportunity to pick which days they plan on attending during the JWWC with the opportunity to watch any game they choose for that day. The Gold Pass includes all-session tickets for the JWWC, as well as an official event t-shirt, a program and the opportunity to have a personalized name slide on the video board and OGE Energy Field at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, with additional photo opportunities. Click here to view seating chart. Gold Passes and single session tickets can be purchased at the box office of OGE Energy Field.
All games will be streamed live at no cost to fans through the official event website. There will be expanded coverage, beginning Thursday, August 13, featuring play-by-play and color commentary, in-game interviews, instant replays and unique camera shots. Visit 2015jwwc.comto watch games.
-- Courtesy of ASA/USA Softball