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Softball: U.S. Smacks Canada

The U.S. softball team completed its rain-suspended game against Canada this afternoon with an 8-1 victory at the Fengtai Softball Field.

In a continuation of a game suspended Thursday afternoon due to weather, Cat Osterman (2-0) picked up the win, striking out eight in four innings of work.

The U.S. offense produced six hits, including five in the seventh inning. Canada had led, 1-0, when the game was suspended.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  August 15, 2008; 4:03 AM ET
Categories:  Softball  
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It was the first time in three Olympics USA had allowed a run in the round-robin competition. In the Athens Olympics, USA was not scored upon until the Gold Medal game...Osterman's professional team, Rockford Thunder were swept in a four-game series earlier this season. The Thunder are members of National Pro Fastpitch which has hosted international Olympic opponents each of the last two seasons.

Posted by: Notes: | August 15, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

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