USA claims Gold at Mayors Cup
Women's Cumulative Stats
Juan, Puerto Rico – The U.S. claimed its first Gold Medal of the 2013 season in
an anti-climatic turn of events as rain caused a cancellation of the
Championship Game at the Mayor's Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After
several days of inclement weather, tournament officials determined that the
remaining medal rounds would be cancelled with the No. 1 seed USA taking the
gold. Cuba, who finished round-robin action as the No. 2 seed, came away with
silver while Canada took the bronze.
The team had an impressive showing at the Mayor's Cup despite rain delays and
game cancellations. The Red, White and Blue outscored opponents 30 - 8 with the
pitching staff combining for a 1.88 ERA. The offense continued to roll as the
team collected 26 hits for a .299 batting average.
Aimee Creger (Yukon, Okla.) and Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif.) led the
U.S. pitching staff with no hits and no runs allowed. In one inning
pitched, Arioto struck out two batters, while Creger threw three hitless
innings to close out a 5-1 game against Argentina and two hitless innings to
close out a 10-1 run-rule of Puerto Rico. Sara Nevins (Pineallas Park, Fla.)
finished the Mayor's Cup with a 2-0 record and a 2.33 ERA. Nevins issued
five hits through six innings pitched, allowing two runs and striking out eight.
Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif.) collected the most innings pitched for the U.S.,
throwing 7 and two-thirds innings over two games played. Moore earned the
win in USA's 4-1 win over Cuba, and allowed nine hits and three runs while
striking out two batters for a 1.82 ERA. Cheridan Hawkins (Anderson,
Calif.) leads the pitching staff with 13 strikeouts through six and one-third
innings pitched. Hawkins, who finished the tournament with a 1-0 record,
got the win against Canada (11-5) and allowed just five hits and three runs for
a 3.31 ERA.
Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas) had a team-high nine RBI during the
tournament with three hits, two of which by way of a triple, for a .375 batting
average. Arioto and Nicole Hudson (Webb City, Mo.) both collected a home run
each with Arioto leading the offense with a .500 batting average and five RBI
while Hudson finished the Mayor's Cup with a .400 average.
Next up for USA Softball is the Pan American Games/World Championship
Qualifier, which is slated to begin on August 10. Originally scheduled to
open the qualifier at 2:30 p.m. EST against Peru, several teams have dropped
out of the tournament resulting in a change of schedule which has yet to be
released. For the most up-to-date tournament schedule, please follow
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announce the schedule as it becomes available. You can also visit the
official tournament website,
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for more information. Live stats and streaming will be available
throughout the event and links can be found at USASoftball.com.