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(Update) Softball: U.S. Beats Japan

The U.S. women's softball team, unbeaten at these Games, took a 4-1 victory over Japan this morning.

Tne Americans scored all their runs in the top of the ninth inning. Caitlin Lowe drove in the first run with a single and Jessica Mendoza drew a walk before Crystl Bustos slammed a three-run homer.

Monica Abbott started the bottom of the ninth, but gave up a run. Cat Osterman, on in relief, got the final three outs.

The winner will advance to the gold medal game.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  August 19, 2008; 12:09 AM ET
Categories:  Softball  
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