USA Softball Defeats Argentina at Junior World Championships

Oct. 14, 2003

NANJING, CHINA - All six UCLA-affiliated members of the Junior Women's National Team figured in UCLA's 7-0 victory over Argentina in Team USA's second game of the Junior World Championships. Bruin freshman Lisa Dodd (San Diego, CA) combined with Brianne McGowan (Reno, NV) for a no-hitter from the circle each tossing three innings in the mercy rule victory. Starting pitcher McGowan was credited with the win while the U.S. offensive attack remained strong tallying 10 hits on the day.

Scoreless after two innings, the U.S. took control with a 1-0 lead after UCLA freshman Jaisa Creps (Valencia, CA) singled through the right side advancing to second on a sac bunt from Caitlin Lowe (Tustin, CA). A fielding error by Argentina's Sonia Alberto would later score Creps for the 1-0 advantage.

In the fourth, the Red, White and Blue pushed its lead to 4-0 after Andrea Duran (Selma, CA) connected on a single through the left side scoring Caitlin Benyi (Scottsdale, AZ) and Norrelle Dickson (Orange, CA). Benyi advanced on a walk while Dickson reached on an Argentina fielding error. A change in the circle from Argentina didn't phase the U.S. bats as Kristie Fox (San Diego, CA) drove a single to centerfield plating Duran for the 4-0 lead.

Two more runs in the bottom of the fifth lifted the U.S. to a 6-0 advantage thanks to the lead off bat of UCLA freshmen Jodie Legaspi (Garden Grove, CA), who finished 2-for-3, as she ripped a solo homerun to left center. Desiree Williams (Tucson, AZ) then singled to right field before three errors from the Argentina defense allowed Williams to score the second run of the inning.

The U.S. sealed the win 7-0 in the sixth with a hard hit double to right center from Emily Zaplatosch (Scottsdale, AZ) and a triple to left field from Lowe.

"I really thought it was a good game,"" head coach Pam Newton said. "They (Argentina) started very tough and made some very good plays. But finally our bats started to come alive and things went very well for us. We very happy for our team to get this win because we know it takes one game at a time and we have to get through each game everyday."

Continuing pool play the U.S. Junior Women will return to the field on Wednesday, October 15 battling Thailand at 11:30 a.m. (11:30 p.m. EST (Oct. 14) and Canada at 7:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. EST (Oct. 15).


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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Feb 12
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
L, 1 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
W, 7 - 3
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 8 - 3
Friday, Feb 19
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
W, 2 - 0
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
L, 6 - 8
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
L, 5 - 10
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
W, 14 - 6 (5)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
W, 9 - 4
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
L, 7 - 11
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 3
Friday, Mar 04
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
W, 19 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
W, 7 - 1
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
W, 13 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 3 - 2 (9)
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
T, 3 - 3
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
Canceled
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9 (6)
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 6
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 10 - 8
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, May 07 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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