OKLAHOMA CITY – A record eight teams are set to take the field in Irvine, Calif. this June and July as they complete a 32-game schedule of the World Cup of Softball X the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. Hosted by Southern California ASA, Argentina, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and both the USA Softball Junior Women's and Women's National Teams are scheduled to participate at Bill Barber Park, Deanna Manning Stadium this summer. A sanctioned event by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Softball Division, Team USA looks to defend its World Cup title as they defeated Canada 5-2 in the championship game in 2014.
** NOTE: Schedule is Subject to change.
** All Times are Pacific Daylight Time & Played at Colonel Bill Barber Park, Deanna Manning Stadium
Tickets are available for both premium stadium seating and general admission and start at $10 a ticket. Tickets for the event are for an entire day with fans having the opportunity to watch all games played on their selected dates. Visitwww.socalasa.org for more information or email WorldCupXIrvine@aol.com with any questions. A complete media coverage schedule including live streamed games will be released at a later date as well as special promotions and autograph session days.
The World Cup of Softball X marks the first international event of the 2015 season for both the Women's National Team (WNT) and Junior Women's National Team (JWNT). For the WNT, the World Cup is one of three international events in 2015. Following the World Cup of Softball, Team USA will travel internationally to compete in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 15-26 and will then head to Japan August 2-10. For the JWNT, the World Cup will give the team their first international competition before taking on the world at the WBSC Junior Women's World Championship (JWWC), August 9-15 in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex.
For complete coverage of World Cup X including bios, rosters, live stats, streaming and results log on to www.ASAUSASoftball.com.
About ASA/USA Softball
Founded in 1933, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball is the National Governing Body Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, ASA/USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 74 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. ASA/USA is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles as well as claimed eight World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about ASA/USA Softball, please visit http://www.asausasoftball.com/.
About the World Baseball Softball Confederation
Headquartered in the Olympic Capital city of Lausanne, Switzerland, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) was established in April 2013 and granted recognition as the sole competent authority in baseball and softball by the International Olympic Committee at the 125th IOC Session in September 2013. The WBSC represents a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes worldwide. The WBSC governs all international competitions involving any of the National Teams of its 141 National Federation members. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Championships, The Premier 12, the World Baseball Classic, and the U12, U15, U18, U21 and Women's Baseball World Cups For further information, please go to www.WBSC.co or follow the WBSC on Twitter at @WBSC_co.
Courtesy of ASA/USA Softball