OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced the game schedule for the World Cup of Softball XI, featuring eight of the Top 10 Women’s National Teams in the world, to be played July 4-10 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex – OGE Energy Field – INTEGRIS Field. The World Cup of Softball will be part of a 60-game schedule that features the eighth-annual Men’s Border Battle Slow Pitch game and Slow Pitch Showdown.
With a record-12 countries slated to participate, the World Cup of Softball XI features No. 1 Japan, No. 2 USA, No. 3 Australia, No. 4 Canada, No. 6 China, No. 7 Netherlands, No. 8 New Zealand and No. 10 Czech Republic. Also slated to compete are No. 11 Puerto Rico, No. 14 Mexico, No. 19 Venezuela, No. 23 Philippines and the USA Softball Women’s Elite Team. Rankings are calculated by the WBSC world ranking system, which tracks the performance of each country’s National Team over a three-year period.
The 2016 Women’s National Team and Elite Team rosters were named in January as 18 athletes have been selected to represent the Red, White and Blue on the Women’s National Team and an additional 16 have been named to the Women’s Elite Team. For complete schedules and rosters for both the Women’s National Team and Women’s Elite Team, please click here.
All-session Gold Pass tickets, which are $175 for reserved seating, and general admission tickets, which are $60, can be purchased by phone at 800-654-8337or online at ASAUSASoftball.com. Gold Pass all-session tickets include a USA Softball hat, World Cup XI program, a personalized name slide on the videoboard at OGE Energy Field, exclusive parking and advanced autograph sessions. Fans that hold the Gold Pass all-session ticket will have open seating in the Gold Pass section (click here to view seating chart). Single session Gold Pass and general admission tickets will go on sale in early June.
For complete coverage of World Cup XI including bios, rosters, live stats, streaming and results log on to www.ASAUSASoftball.com.
-- Courtesy of ASA/USA Softball