Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan — Members of the 2016 USA Softball Women's National Team (WNT) landed in Tokyo, Japan for the USA vs Japan All-Star Series announced the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball on Tuesday. Team USA will participate in three games against the Japan National Team, including a series-opening matchup at the Tokyo Dome.
The USA Softball WNT and Japan kick off the series on Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. JST time (4:30 a.m. CT) at the Tokyo Dome, including a pre-game “Home Run Derby”. From there, the U.S. will head to Sendai for the remaining two games against Japan. Held at Shellcom Sendai, Team USA will face Japan at 6:30 p.m. JST (4:30 a.m. CT) on Friday, June 24 and 2 p.m. JST (12 a.m. CT) on Saturday, June 25.
Representing the U.S. at the USA vs Japan All-Star Series are: Ali Aguilar (Orangevale, Calif.), Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif.), Kelly Barnhill (Marietta, Ga.), Bianka Bell (Tampa, Fla.) Ally Carda (Elk Grove, Calif.), Raven Chavanne (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich.), Kasey Cooper (Dothan, Ala.), Delanie Gourley (Lakeside, Calif.), Paige Halstead (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Jazmyn Jackson (San Jose, Calif.), Haylie McCleney (Morris, Ala.), Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif.), Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla.), Aubree Munro (Brea, Calif.), Delaney Spaulding (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Kelsey Stewart (Wichita, Kan.), Janie Takeda (Placentia, Calif.) and Jaclyn Traina (Naples, Fla.)
Team USA will be led at the USA vs Japan All-Star Series by Howard Dobson (Baton Rouge, La./Asst. Coach at LSU), Lisa Dodd (San Diego, Calif./Head Coach at UNLV) and John Rittman (Valencia, Calif.).
Live stats will be available during the USA vs Japan All-Star Series, and fans at home can follow along with recaps and more at ASAUSASoftball.com.
-- Courtesy of ASA/USA Softball