Langenfeld, Team USA Win Japan Cup

Aug. 9, 2010

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SENDAI, Japan - Former Bruin Megan Langenfeld helped Team USA to the Japan Cup title last weekend, going 5-for-12 (.417) with six runs batted in at the plate and tossing 9 1/3 scoreless innings in the circle with a win in the championship game against the host country. Langenfeld was named the Tournament's Most Valuable Player.

On Friday in the opener against Chinese Taipei, Langenfeld had a two-run single in the sixth inning that tied the game at three, with the U.S. going on to win in the bottom of the seventh by a 4-3 score.

In the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday against Japan, Langenfeld went 1-for-3 at the plate and tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing only a walk and a hit by pitch with one strikeout in a 3-1 loss to the host nation. The second game saw the U.S. beat Chinese Taipei 6-2 to advance to the title contest. Langenfeld went 1-for-3 with a double and a sacrifice fly.

In the championship on Sunday, Langenfeld got the start in the circle and tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out four while scattering nine hits and two walks. She also did some damage at the plate. With the game scoreless in the bottom of the fifth, Langenfeld started a two-out rally with a single and came around to score, with Team USA tacking on another run to take a 2-0 lead. One inning later, Langenfeld broke the game open with another two-out hit, smoking a bases-clearing triple to make it 5-0. Langenfeld retired the side in the top of the seventh to sew up the Japan Cup title.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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