Nine-Run First Inning Helps Team USA Beat China

Aug. 18, 2008

BEIJING, China - Team USA scored nine runs in the first inning, all with two outs, to propel them to a 9-0, five-inning victory over host China to finish pool play with a 7-0 record. All four Bruins on the U.S. team contributed to the scoring, as Natasha Watley went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI, Andrea Duran was 2-for-2 with a run, Stacey Nuveman went 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI and Tairia Mims Flowers went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI.

The Americans will take on Japan in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. PT Tuesday (9:30 a.m. Wednesday Beijing Time). The U.S. defeated Japan in pool play 7-0.

Watley scored the game's first run, coming home on a three-run homer by Kelly Kretschman. Duran followed the bomb with a double and Nuveman drove her in on a single to put the Americans on top 4-0. Following a walk to Lovie Jung, Flowers stroked a double to plate a pair to make it 6-0. A third straight Bruin drove in a fellow alum when Watley knocked home Flowers on a single to put the U.S. up 7-0. Watley came around to score the Americans' eighth run, as they added one more to record nine in the first.


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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
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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