Softball: Shutout for U.S. Team
The U.S. softball team played long ball Friday, hitting an Olympic record four home runs on the way to a 7-0 victory over Japan in five innings.
Jessica Mendoza started the fireworks with a two-run shot in the first inning, which was followed by a solo shot by Natasha Watley to help spot the U.S. to a 4-0 lead. Mendoza then had another two-run homer in the fourth, which was backed by a solo homer by Crystl Bustos.
Monica Abbott picked up the win for the U.S., going the distance and striking out five while surrendering only one hit.
The U.S. returns to the field this afternoon to complete their game against Canada, which was suspended Thursday due to weather.
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