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Team USA Wins 21-4 Over Canada

Two eight-run innings led Team USA to victory
August 21, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
USA 3 0 1 8 1 0 8 21 23 0
CAN 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 8 3
Win: M. Sementelli Loss: A. Asay Save: None
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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - The USA Baseball Women's National Team used to eight0run innings to defeat Canada 21-4 on Wednesday at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships at Parque Deportivo Ferrocarrilero in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

The U.S. moved to 4-0 in the tournament and is currently the only undefeated team remaining. 

All nine U.S. batters in the starting lineup finished the day with multi-hit performances, led by Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va.), who finished 4-for-6 with five RBIs, a double and three runs scored, and Alex Hugo (Olathe, Kan.), who hit her second home run of the tournament in the fourth inning.

Marti Sementelli (West Newton, Mass.) started on the bump for the red, white, and blue, allowing one run and striking out two batters to earn the victory. Jamie Mackay (Newport Beach, Calif.), Meggie Meidlinger (Sterling, Va.) and Ashton Lansdell (Marietta, Ga.) came in as relief, combining to allow four runs on seven hits and striking out three batters. Amanda Asay suffered the loss for Canada.

Key Moments

• A pair of walks to Hugo and Jade Gortarez (Riverside, Calif.) put runners on base for Baltzell, who put the U.S. up 2-0 in the top of the first inning with an RBI-double to center field.
• Kelsie Whitmore (Temecula, Calif.) hit a sac-fly to left field to make the score 3-0.
• Baltzell led off the top of the third inning with a single to right field and scored on a Brittany Schutte (Fountain Valley, Calif.) double to center field to give the U.S. a 4-0 lead.
• In the top of the fourth inning, Malaika Underwood (San Diego, Calif.) knocked a single into center field to push Hugo and Lahners across the plate to extend the U.S. lead to 6-0.
• Baltzell's third RBI of the game came in the top of the fourth inning when she sent an RBI-single up the middle to give the U.S. a 7-0 lead.
• An RBI-single up the middle by Whitmore and a Schutte sac-fly pushed the U.S. lead to 9-0 in the top of the fourth inning.
• A three-run homerun by Hugo capped an eight-run fourth inning, giving the U.S. a commanding 12-0 lead.
• Canada used two hits and a walk to bring the score to 12-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning.
• Anna Kimbrell (Fort Mill, S.C.) singled to left field to score another run for Team USA, making the score 13-3 in the top of the fifth inning.
• Canada added a run in the bottom half of the fifth inning to make it a 13-4 ballgame.
• A Michelle Cobb (Wenatchee, Wash.) RBI-single put another run on the board for Team USA and Lansdell followed with a two-run double to center field to extend the U.S. lead to 16-4 in the top of the seventh inning.
• An RBI-single from Hugo and RBI doubles by Baltzell and Schutte capped the scoring for Team USA, ending the game a final score of 21-4.

Notable Information

• Nine U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, including Alex Hugo (2-for-4), Kylee Lahners (2-for-4), Jade Gortarez (2-for-4), Malaika Underwood (3-for-6), Megan Baltzell (4-for-6), Keslie Whitmore (3-for-5), Brittany Schutte (3-for-6), Anna Kimbrell (2-for-6) and Ashton Lansdell (2-for-5).
• Marti Sementelli earned the win for the U.S., allowing one run and striking out two batters in her second start of the tournament.
• Alex Hugo hit her second home run of the tournament over the right field wall in the fourth inning against Canada.
• Kylee Lahners leads the U.S. offensively through four games, hitting .769 (10-for-13) with four singles, five doubles, a home run and 12 RBIs in the tournament.

Up Next

• The USA Baseball Women's National Team will continue action at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships on Thursday, August 22 against Cuba at 12 p.m. CT at Estadio de Beisbol Alberto Romo Chavez in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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Team USA Wins Gold at COPABE Pan-American Championships

Alex Hugo was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player
August 25, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
VEN 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 5 8 4
USA 0 2 5 0 0 1 x 8 12 2
Win: J. MacKay Loss: K. Vizcaya Save: None
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AGUASCALIENTES, Mex - The USA Baseball Women's National Team won gold at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships with an 8-5 victory over Venezuela at Estadio de Beisbol Alberto Romo Chavez in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Alex Hugo (Olathe, Kan.) was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. 

The U.S. went undefeated in the tournament, finishing with a 7-0 record and outscoring its opponents 124-20, and earned a berth to the 2020 World Baseball Softball Confederation Women's Baseball World Cup.

Four U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, led by Brittany Schutte (Fountain Valley, Calif.), who hit her second home run of the tournament to kickstart Team USA's offense in the second inning. 

Mackay came in as relief for the red, white, and blue, and allowed two runs on three hits and struck out two batters to earn the victory. Marti Sementelli (West Newton, Mass.) started on the bump and gave up three runs on five hits while striking out one batter. Meggie Meidlinger (Sterling, Va.) picked up the save as she struck out one batter for Team USA. Krisbel Vizcaya suffered the loss for Venezuela. 

Hugo went 15-for-23 (.652) in the tournament, hitting six singles, five doubles, four home runs and 18 RBIs to be named MVP of the tournament. She also earned awards for best batter, most home runs (four) and was named to the all-tournament team for her work at second base. 

Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.), Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va.) and Jamie Mackay (Newport Beach, Calif.) were also named to the all-tournament team at third base, outfield, and relief pitcher, respectively. Lahners was given the award for most runs produced in the tournament, scoring 15 in the tournament and knocking in 17 RBIs. 

Key Moments

• Schutte led off the bottom of the second inning with her second home run of the tournament, giving the U.S. a 1-0 lead.
• Jade Gortarez (Riverside, Calif.) hit an RBI-single up the middle to give the U.S. a 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the second inning.
• An RBI-single and RBI-double gave Venezuela a 3-2 lead in the top of the third inning, marking just the third time the U.S. had trailed in the tournament.
• Baltzell led-off the bottom of the third inning with a solo home run over the right field wall to tie the game at 3-3.
• Ashton Lansdell (Marietta, Ga.) hit a two-RBI double to center field in the bottom of the third inning to give the U.S. a 5-3 lead.
• RBI-singles by Hugo and Gortarez in the bottom of the third inning extended Team USA's lead to 7-3.
• Venezuela gained ground on the U.S. in the top of the fourth inning when an error and a fielder's choice brought the score to 7-5.
• Lansdell capped the scoring for Team USA when she scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the sixth inning, ending the game with a final score of 8-5.
• Meidlinger came on in the top of the seventh and pitched a perfect inning in relief to pick up the save and secure the gold for Team USA.

Notable Information

• Four U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, including Alex Hugo (3-for-5), Jade Gortarez (2-for-2), Brittany Schutte (2-for-4) and Ashton Lansdell (2-for-4).
• The U.S. has qualified for the 2020 World Baseball Softball Confederation Women's Baseball World Cup and is joined by Canada, Mexico and Venezuela.
• This is the Women's National Team's fifth gold medal in its history and the first since defeating Canada in the Toronto 2015 Pan-Am Games.
• The U.S. outscored its opponents 124-20 during tournament action.
• Alex Hugo was named tournament MVP, going 15-for-23 (.652) at the plate and hitting six singles, five doubles, four home runs and tallying 18 RBIs.
• Alex Hugo, Kylee Lahners, Megan Baltzell, and Jamie Mackay were named to the all-tournament team for their work at second base, third base, right field and relief pitcher, respectively.
• Kylee Lahners was given the award for most runs produced in the tournament, scoring 15 in the tournament and knocking in 17 RBIs.

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Team USA Rained Out in Mexico on Saturday

The Women's National Team will play in the gold medal game on Sunday
August 24, 2019

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Due to heavy rains in Aguascalientes on Friday night, the USA Baseball Women's National Team's game against Puerto Rico at the 2019 COPABE Pan-American Championships has been cancelled. A makeup game will not be scheduled as the U.S. has already clinched a spot in the gold medal game on Sunday. 

Team USA's gold medal game will take place on Sunday at Estadio de Beisbol Alberto Romo Chavez at a time to be announced later. The U.S. will face either Canada (4-2) or Venezuela (4-2), who will finish pool play this evening to determine who will advance. 

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Two Home Runs Help Team USA Defeat Mexico 17-2

Team USA clinches a spot in the Pan-American Championship gold medal game with the win
August 23, 2019
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MEX 1 0 1 0 x x x 2 4 3
USA 3 11 1 2 x x x 17 17 4
Win: B. Schutte Loss: Y. Figueroa Save: None
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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - The USA Baseball Women's National Team used two home runs to clinch a spot in the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships gold medal game, defeating Mexico 17-2 on Friday at Estadio de Beisbol Alberto Romo Chavez in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

The U.S. moved to 6-0 in the tournament and also secured its berth in the 2020 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women's Baseball World Cup. 

Six U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, led by Ashton Lansdell (Marietta, Ga.) and Alex Hugo (Olathe Kan.), who hit their second and fourth home runs of the tournament, respectively. 

Brittany Schutte (Fountain Valley, Calif.) started on the bump for the red, white, and blue, giving up two runs on three hits and striking out one batter to earn the victory. Jamie Mackay (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Meggie Meidlinger (Sterling, Va.) came on in relief, scattering one hit and striking out three batters. Yiselle Figueroa suffered the loss for Mexico.

Key Moments

• Mexico jumped out to an early lead in the first, using a leadoff single, a sac-bunt and a U.S. error to take a 1-0 lead.
• Team USA used RBI-singles by Malaika Underwood (San Diego, Calif.) and Brittany Womack (Escondido, Calif.) to give the U.S. a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
• Hugo's fourth home run of the tournament scored Lansdell in the bottom of the second inning to give Team USA a 5-1 lead.
• Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va.) hit a two-RBI triple to right center and scored on a passed ball to extend the U.S. lead to 8-1 in the bottom of the second inning.
• The U.S. scored three more runs in the second on Lansdell's second home run of the tournament, pushing the red, white and blue ahead 11-1.
• Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.), Jade Gortarez (Riverside, Calif.) and Underwood hit back-to-back-to-back RBI-singles to push three more runs across for a 14-1 Team USA lead in the bottom of the second inning.
• Mexico capitalized on an RBI-single in the third inning to make the score 14-2.
• Womack hit a single to center field and scored on an error to in the bottom of the third inning, making it 15-2 in favor of Team USA.
• A pair of RBI-singles by Kelsie Whitmore (Temecula, Calif.) and Womack capped the scoring for Team USA, ending the game with a final score of 17-2.

Notable Information

• With the win, Team USA has secured a spot in the gold medal game on Sunday, August 25, and clinched a berth in the WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup in 2020.
• The U.S. has outscored its opponents 116-15 in its six games in the tournament.
• Six U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, including Alex Hugo (2-for-3), Kylee Lahners (2-for-4), Malaika Underwood (3-for-4), Megan Baltzell (2-for-3), Brittany Womack (4-for-4) and Ashton Lansdell (2-for-2).
• Brittany Schutte earned the win for the U.S., giving up two runs on three hits and striking out one batter.
• Alex Hugo leads Team USA with four home runs in tournament action.
• Kylee Lahners leads the U.S. offensively through five games, hitting .682 (15-for-22) with eight singles, six doubles, a home run and 16 RBIs in the tournament.

Up Next

• The USA Baseball Women's National Team will finish pool play at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships on Saturday, August 24 against Puerto Rico at 12 p.m. CT at Parque Deportivo Ferrocarrilero in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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Lansdell's Cycle Leads Team USA in Win Over Cuba

Ashton Lansdell hit for the cycle for the first time in her career against Cuba
August 22, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
USA 2 5 3 5 5 x x 23 16 1
CUBA 0 0 0 1 0 x x 1 2 5
Win: K. Whitmore Loss: M. Perez Save: None
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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Ashton Lansdell hit for the cycle for the first time in her career and the USA Baseball Women's National Team defeated Cuba 23-1 on Thursday at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships at Estadio de Beisbol Alberto Romo Chavez in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

The U.S. moved to 5-0 in the tournament and is the only undefeated team remaining in pool play. 

Three U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, led by Lansdell (Marietta, Ga.), who finished 4-for-5 with five RBIs, including a 400-foot home run directly over the center field wall to complete the cycle.

Kelsie Whitmore (Temecula, Calif.) started on the bump for the red, white, and blue, scattering one hit and striking out four batters to earn the victory. Alexia Jorge (Lyndhurst, N.J.) and Kate Blunt (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) came on in relief, giving up one run on one hit and striking out two batters. Maisy Perez suffered the loss for Cuba.

Key Moments

• Alex Hugo (Olathe, Kan.) led off the game with her third home run of the tournament, giving the U.S. an early 1-0 lead. 
• Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va.) hit a sac-fly to left field to extend the U.S. lead to 2-0 in the top of the first inning.
• Lansdell and Anna Kimbrell (Fort Mill, S.C.) scored on a Cuba error in the top of the second inning, making it 4-0 in favor of Team USA. 
• A sac-fly by Jade Gortarez (Riverside, Calif.) and a two-RBI single by Baltzell gave the U.S. a 7-0 lead in the top of the second inning. 
• Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) hit a three-RBI double to center field in the top of the third inning to give the U.S. a 10-0 lead.
• Brittany Womack (Escondido, Calif.) led off the top of the fourth inning with a single to center field and scored on a Cuba error to give Team USA an 11-0 lead. 
• Lansdell hit a two RBI-triple to right center and gave the U.S. a 13-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning.
• A Hugo double and a Lahners single pushed two more runs across the plate in the top of the fourth inning to keep Team USA ahead 15-0. 
• A single and an RBI groundout put Cuba on the board in the fourth inning, but trailed the U.S. 15-1.
• Lansdell capped a career day with a three-run home run over the center field wall in the top of the fifth inning to extend Team USA's lead to 18-1.
• Denae Benites (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Lahners scored on an RBI-single off the bat of Malaika Underwood (San Diego, Calif.) to make the score 20-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
• A pair of RBI-singles by Michelle Cobb (Wenatchee, Wash.) and AJ Hamilton (Tallahassee, Fla.) wrapped up the scoring for Team USA, ending the game with a final score of 23-1.

Notable Information

• The U.S. has outscored its opponents 99-13 in its five games in the tournament. 
• Lansdell hit a double in the second inning, a single in the third, a triple in the fourth and a 400-foot home run in the fifth inning to hit for the cycle for the first time in her career. 
• Three U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, including Alex Hugo (3-for-4), Kylee Lahners (3-for-5) and Lansdell (4-for-5).
• Kelsie Whitmore earned the win for the U.S., scattering one hit and striking out four batters in three innings of work.
• Alex Hugo leads Team USA with three home runs in tournament action.
• Kylee Lahners leads the U.S. offensively through five games, hitting .722 (13-for-18) with six singles, six doubles, a home run and 16 RBIs in the tournament.

Up Next

• The USA Baseball Women's National Team will continue action at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships on Friday, August 23 against host-country Mexico at 9 a.m. CT at Estadio de Beisbol Alberto Romo Chavez in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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Team USA Defeats Nicaragua 21-1

Brittany Schutte launched a grand-slam in the fourth inning
August 20, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
USA 9 6 0 6 x x x 21 19 1
NIC 1 0 0 0 x x x 1 1 2
Win: S. Tobias Loss: M. Sanchez Save: None
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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - The USA Baseball Women's National Team defeated Nicaragua 21-1 with the help of a Brittany Schutte grand-slam on Tuesday at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships at Estadio de Beisbol Alberto Romo Chavez in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

The U.S. jumped ahead early in the top of the first inning courtesy five singles, two doubles and a triple, giving the team a 9-0 lead. Team USA extended its lead in the top of the second with six runs scored on five hits and followed with runs in the fourth inning to give the U.S. its biggest win of the tournament. 

Six U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, including Denae Benites (Las Vegas, Nev), Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.), Malaika Underwood (San Diego, Calif.), Brittany Womack (Escondido, Calif.), Michelle Cobb (Wenatchee, Wash.) and Ashton Lansdell (Marietta, Ga.). 

Sara Tobias (New York, N.Y.) started on the bump for the red, white, and blue, allowing one run and striking out four batters in the winning performance. Alexia Jorge (Lyndhurst, N.J.) and Kate Blunt (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) each spent an inning on the mound, scattering one hit and striking out two batters. Mabel Sanchez suffered the loss for Nicaragua.

Key Moments

• A pair of singles by Alex Hugo (Olathe, Kan.) and Lahners put runners on base for Underwood, who put the U.S. up 2-0 in the top of the first inning with a double to center field.
• With a runner in scoring position, Kelsie Whitmore (Temecula, Calif.) singled up the middle to make the score 3-0 in the top of the first inning.
• Underwood scored from third on a Nicaragua error, making it 4-0 in the top of the first inning.
• Womack knocked a double into right field to push Whitmore across the plate and put the score at 5-0 in the top of the first inning.
• A Cobb single put two more runs on the board for Team USA in the top of the first inning, making the score 7-0.
• Lansdell sent a run home with an RBI triple to deep right center to put the score at 8-0 in the top of the first inning.
• A Hugo sac-fly capped a nine run inning for Team USA.
• Nicaragua used a sac-fly to put one run on the board in the bottom of the first inning to make the score 9-1.
• Cobb's two-run double to left center put the U.S. ahead 11-1 in the top of the second inning.
• Lahners hit a three RBI double to center field in the top of the second inning to extend the U.S. lead to 14-1.
• Underwood knocked an RBI single up the middle for a 15-1 Team USA lead in the top of the second inning.
• Lansdell and Benites led off the top of the fourth inning with a single and double, respectively, and both scored when Jorge collected her first hit of the tournament to make the score 16-1.
• In Schutte's first at-bat of the tournament, she knocked a 1-0 pitch over the right field wall for her first career grand slam in the top of the fourth inning, giving the U.S. a 20-1 lead.
• A Womack sac-fly allowed Jamie Mackay (Newport Beach, Calif.) to score her first run of the tournament and give Team USA a final score of 21-1 in the fourth inning.

Notable Information

• Six U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, including Denae Benites (2-for-3), Kylee Lahners (3-for-3), Malaika Underwood (2-for-3), Brittany Womack (2-for-4), Michelle Cobb (2-for-3) and Ashton Lansdell (3-for-4).
• Sara Tobias earned the win for the U.S., allowing one run and striking out four batters in her first start of the tournament.
• In her first at-bat of the tournament, Schutte cleared the bases with a grand-slam over the right field wall in the top of the fourth inning.
• Kylee Lahners leads the U.S. offensively through three games, hitting .889 (8-for-9) with three singles, four doubles, a home run and 12 RBIs in the tournament.

Up Next

• The USA Baseball Women's National Team will continue action at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships on Wednesday, August 21 against Canada at 9 a.m. CT at Parque Deportivo Ferrocarrilero in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

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Team USA Crushes Dominican Republic 19-2 in Four Innings

A 12-run second inning catapulted Team USA to victory
August 19, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
DOM REP 0 0 2 0 x x x 2 6 1
USA 3 12 4 x x x x 19 9 0
Win: B. Schutte Loss: Y. Kim Save: None
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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - The USA Baseball Women's National Team dominated the Dominican Republic 19-2 in game two of the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships with the help of a 12-run second inning on Monday at Parque Deportivo Ferrocarrilero in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

The U.S. jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning courtesy of a bases-loaded single to right field by Malaika Underwood (San Diego, Calif.) that scored three runs. Team USA extended its lead in the bottom of the second with 12 runs scored on five hits. 

Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Underwood both had multi-hit games, including Underwood's single in the first inning to give Team USA the lead and Lahners' first home run of the tournament that gave the U.S. its final three runs of the game.

Brittany Schutte (Fountain Valley, Calif.) was the starting pitcher for Team USA in game two and collected the win, scattering three hits and striking out three batters. Meggie Meidlinger (Sterling, Va.), Kate Blunt (Ladera Ranch, Calif.), Kelsie Whitmore (Temecula, Calif.) and Ashton Lansdell (Mariette, Ga.) all tossed the ball in relief. They combined for two runs on three hits and each struck out one batter. 

Key Moments

• Alex Hugo (Olathe, Kan.) led off the bottom of the first with a double to right and Lahners and Jade Gortarez (Riverside, Calif.) followed with walks to load the bases for Underwood, whose single to right scored three runs for Team USA, making it 3-0.
• Three walks loaded the bases in the bottom of the second for Lahners, whose double to centerfield extended the lead to 5-0.
• Gortarez hit a double to center field to score Hugo, who reached base on a walk, for a 6-0 lead.
• Gortarez and Lahners scored on an RBI-single off the bat of Underwood to make the score 8-0 in the bottom of the second.
• Whitmore made it 9-0 when she sent Underwood home on a double to center field in the second inning.
• Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va) and Whitmore extend the U.S. lead to 11-0 in the second inning when they scored on a bases-loaded walk and a hit-by-pitch, respectively.
• Lahners doubled in the second inning and gave the red, white, and blue a 13-0 lead, sending Lansdell and AJ Hamilton (Tallahasee, Fla.)
• Two more runs scored for Team USA in the second inning courtesy of a bases-loaded walk and a hit-by-pitch, ending the inning at 15-0.
• The Dominican Republic put up two runs in the top of the third inning to make a 15-2 game.
• Hamilton reached base on an error by the first baseman to lead off the bottom of the third inning and scored on a fielder's choice by Hugo, making the score 16-2.
• A fielders choice and a single by Hugo and Landsell put runners on first and second for Lahners, who cleared the bases with a three-run homer over the left field wall in the bottom fo the third, allowing Team USA to end the game due to the run rule.

Notables

• Kylee Lahners (3-for-3) and Malaika Underwood (2-for-3) both had multi-hit games, including Underwood's single in the first inning to give Team USA the lead and Lahners' first home run of the tournament that gave the U.S. its final three runs of the game.
• Brittany Schutte was the winning pitcher for Team USA, starting on the bump and scattering three hits while striking out three batters.
• Kylee Lahners leads the U.S. offensively through the first two games, hitting .833 (5-for-6) with a single, three doubles, a home run and nine RBIs in the tournament.

Up Next

• The USA Baseball Women's National Team will continue action at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships on Tuesday, August 20 against Nicaragua at 12 p.m. CT at the Estadio de Beisbol Alberto Romo Chavez in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

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Team USA Dominates Venezuela 15-5

Two home runs aided Team USA in the Sunday morning victory
August 18, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
VEN 2 0 1 0 2 0 x 5 9 0
USA 0 1 0 1 1 11 1 15 13 2
Win: J. Mackay Loss: A. Jedemeza Save: None
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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - The USA Baseball Women's National Team opened up the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships in a 15-5 walk-off victory over Venezuela with the help of two home runs on Sunday at Parque Deportivo Ferrocarrilero in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

The U.S. trailed 5-4 when the team pushed 11 runs across in the bottom of the sixth inning to catapult them to a game one win. The final run was scored by Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) who reached home on a walk-off single by Malaika Underwood (San Diego, Calif). 

Five U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, including Alex Hugo (Olathe, Kan.), Lahners, Jade Gortarez (Riverside, Calif.), Underwood and Kelsie Whitmore (Temecula, Calif.).

Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va.) and Hugo sent Team USA's first two home runs of the tournament over the right field and left field walls, respectively. Baltzell's blast put the U.S. on the board in the second inning and Hugo's homer was a two-run shot that gave the team its first lead of the game. 

Marti Semetelli (West Newton, Mass.) started on the bump for the red, white, and blue, allowing five runs on eight hits while striking out one batter. Jamie Mackay (Newport Beach, Calif) came in as relief and notched the win, giving up just one hit and no runs in her one inning of action. Angelina Jedemeza suffered the loss for Venezuela. 

Key Moments

• Venezuela took an early lead in the top of the first inning, scoring two runs on three hits.
• Baltzell sent Team USA's first home run over the right field wall to cut the deficit in half 2-1 in the second inning.
• Venezuela put up one more run in the top of the third, extending its lead to 3-1.
• Underwood led off the bottom of the fourth with a single to right field and reached third base on a double steal before scoring on a Whitmore singled through the right side making the score 3-2.
• Venezuela continued to score against the U.S. pitching staff, taking a 5-2 lead in the top of the fifth.
• Hugo and Lahners led of the bottom of the fifth with a walk and a double, respectively, and scored on a Gortarez single, putting the game at 5-4.
• Anna Kimbrell (Fort Mill, S.C.) hit a lead-off single to left in the bottom of the sixth and Hugo followed with a two-run shot over the left field wall to give Team USA its first lead of the game, 6-5.
• Lahners reached on a hit-by-pitch, Gortarez followed with a double to left field, and Underwood was walked to load the bases for Baltzell. Lahners scored when Venezuela chose to intentionally walk Baltzell, giving the U.S. a 7-5 lead in the bottom of the sixth.
• Whitmore stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and sent Gortarez home with a single to center field for an 8-5 in the bottom of the sixth.
• Kimbrell was walked with the bases loaded, allowing Underwood to cross the plate and give Team USA a 9-5 lead in the bottom of the sixth, and Lansdell also picked up an RBI-walk to score Baltzell, extending the U.S. lead to 10-5.
• Hugo collected her third hit of the game with a single up the middle that moved Kimbrell and Whitmore across the plate, putting Team USA up 12-5 in the bottom of the sixth.
• Lahners doubled to left center field in her second at-bat of the sixth inning, scoring Hugo and Lansdell to make it a 14-5 ball-game.
• Underwood ended the game with a walk-off single to right field that scored Lahners and gave Team USA a 15-5 run-rule victory in the sixth inning.

Notable Information

• Five U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performances, including Alex Hugo (3-for-4), Kylee Lahners (2-for-3), Jade Gortarez (2-for-4), Malaika Underwood (2-for-4) and Kelsie Whitmore (2-for-4).
• Jamie Mackay collected the win for the U.S., scattering one hit in her one inning of relief.
• Megan Baltzell and Alex Hugo each hit home runs on the contest. Baltzell's solo shot gave Team USA its first run of the game and Hugo's two-run blast gave the team its first lead at 6-5.
• Alex Hugo led the red, white, and blue offensively in game one, hitting .750 (3-for-4) with a single, a double, a home run and four RBIs in the contest.

Up Next

• The USA Baseball Women's National Team will continues action at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships on Monday, August 19 against the Dominican Republic immediately following the completion of the opening ceremony at the Parque Deportivo Ferrocarrilero in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Stay tuned to social media for an updated start time.

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Team USA Walks-Off Canada in Exhibition Matchup

Anna Kimbrell knocked in the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh
August 16, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CAN 3 0 3 2 0 3 0 11 13 0
USA 0 1 1 7 2 0 1 12 20 3
Win: A. Lansdell Loss: A. Asay Save: None
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CALVILLO, Mexico - A walk-off to center field in the seventh inning by Anna Kimbrell (Fort Mill, S.C.) led the USA Baseball Women's National Team to a 12-11 victory over Canada in the team's final exhibition game on Friday at Parque de Beisbol in Calvillo, Mexico. 

The U.S. will begin the COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships on Sunday, August 18, at 9 a.m. CT in a matchup against Venezuela.

Seven U.S. batters finished the day with multi-hit performers, including Alex Hugo (Olathe, Kan.), Jade Gortarez (Riverside, Calf.), Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va.) and Ashton Lansdell (Marietta, Ga.), who each tallied three hits apiece. 

It was an offensive game for both teams, with Canada jumping out to an 8-2 lead after the home half of the fourth inning. But, Team USA gained its first lead in the bottom half of the fourth with seven runs scored and plated another two in the fifth. With the game tied at 11-11 in the home half of the seventh, Kelsie Whitmore (Temecula, Calif.) led off the inning with a double and Kimbrell knocked her in two batters later to win the game.

Sara Tobias (New York, N.Y.) started on the bump for the red, white and blue, tossing three strikeouts and allowing six runs on five hits across two innings of work. Lansdell came in as relief in the second inning and only allowed two runs on two hits while sitting down four batters. She picked up the victory for Team USA while Canadian reliever Amanda Asay suffered the loss. 

Key Moments 

• Canada jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs on three hits in the first inning.
• With two outs in the second inning, Lansdell and Hugo hit back-to-back singles to put Lansdell in scoring position for Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.), who pushed her across the plate with a single to center, making it 3-1.
• Canada put up three more runs in the top of the third inning to extend its lead to 6-1.
• Baltzell led off the bottom of the third inning with a single to left field and stole second before Whitmore sent her home on a sac-fly to right field and put the score at 6-2.
• Canada extended its lead to 8-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth.
• Hugo led off the bottom of the fourth with a double to left field and Denae Benites (Las Vegas, Nev.), who came in to pinch run, advanced to third when Gortarez singled up the middle. Gortarez stole second and the two scored on a single off the bat off Malaika Underwood (San Diego, Calif) to cut the deficit in half, 8-4.
• Underwood stole second and crossed the plate in the next at-bat when Baltzell knocked the ball into right field, putting the score at 8-5 in the fourth inning.
• Baltzell advanced to second base when Whitmore was hit by a pitch and made it an 8-6 game in the fourth inning on a single up the middle by Michelle Cobb (Wenatchee, Wash.).
• Whitmore moved to second base on Cobb's single, third base on a walk to Kimbrell, and put Team USA within one on a single through the left side by Lansdell, making the score 8-7 in the fourth.
• Benites came back in to run for Kimbrell and, along with Cobb, was sent home by a Hugo single to left field to end the fourth inning with its first lead of the game at 9-8.
• Jamie Mackay (Newport Beach, Calif.) came in to pinch run for Baltzell after she hit a lead off single. Whitmore followed with a single of her own in the next at-bat and Lahners pushed them both across the plate with a two RBI single to left to give the U.S. an 11-8 lead in the bottom of the fifth.
• Canada scored three runs in the top of the sixth and tied the game at 11. The Canadians held off the U.S. effort in the bottom half of the inning and failed to put a run across in the top of the seventh, giving Team USA the opportunity to win in the bottom frame.
• Whitmore led off the final frame with a double to center field and Kimbrell's walk-off single to center knocked her in to give Team USA a 12-11 win.

Notables

• Ashton Lansdell collected the win for the U.S., tossing two strikeouts and a walk and allowing two runs on two hits in two innings pitched.
• The U.S. and Canada combined for 33 hits in the contest with 20 coming from the Team USA offense.
• Four Team USA athletes notched three hits in the game, they include Alex Hugo (3-for-5), Jade Gortarez (3-for-3), Megan Baltzell (3-for-5) and Ashton Lansdell (3-for-4).

Up Next

• The USA Baseball Women's National Team will open up play in the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships on Sunday, August 18 at 9 a.m. CT against Venezuela. 

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Team USA Falls to Texas Dirtbags 10-1 in Training Finale

Malaika Underwood led the team offensively with a single and scoring Team USA's lone run
August 13, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
DB 0 0 0 0 6 3 1 10 9 0
USA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1
Win: Hill Loss: A. Hugo Save: None
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CARROLLTON, Texas - The Women's National Team fell to the Texas Dirtbags 10-1 on Tuesday at Hawk Field in Carrollton, Texas. The game marked the end of the national team training as Team USA will now compete in the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships, beginning on Sunday, August 18.

Malaika Underwood (San Diego, Calif.) led Team USA offensively, singling in her only at-bat of the contest and scoring Team USA's lone run in the fourth inning.

Marti Sementelli (West Newton, Mass.) tossed a solid two innings as the starter for the red, white, and blue, scattering two hits and striking out one batter without allowing a run. Brittany Schutte (Fountain Valley, Calif.) also held the Dirtbags scoreless in her two innings of relief, striking out two batters. 

Key Moments

• Malaika Underwood singled to lead off the fourth, moved around to third on a groundout by Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va.) and scored on a Michelle Cobb (Wenatchee, Wash.) RBI groundout that gave Team USA a 1-0 lead.
• The Dirtbags controlled the game after a six-run fifth and collected insurance runs in the sixth and seventh innings to finalize the score at 10-1.

Notable Information

• Malaika Underwood led Team USA offensively, singling in her only at-bat of the contest and scoring for Team USA in the fourth inning.
• Marti Sementelli started for Team USA and scattered two hits while striking out one batter with no runs scored. 
• Denae Benites (Las Vegas, Nev.) led Team USA during its first two exhibition games, batting .667 (2-for-3) with two singles and one run.
• Alex Hugo (Olathe, Kan.) took the loss for Team USA, giving up three runs on one hit and walking one batter.

Up Next

• The USA Baseball Women's National Team will travel to Aguascalientes, Mexico, where they will play an exhibition game against Canada on Friday, August 16.
• Team USA will open up play at the 2019 COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships on Sunday, August 18. The matchup for game one will be announced later this week.

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