For the first time in its history, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark will host two games between the USA Nationals and Scrap Yard Fast Pitch on Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 25. The two-game series roster includes many of the sport's top athletes including Monica Abbott, Lauren Haeger, Dallas Escobedo, Haylie McCleney, Aubree Monroe, Kelsey Stewart, Ali Aguilar, and many more.
In addition to the two games, youth athletes will have the opportunity to learn from players and coaches at a softball clinic. The clinic will concentrate on pitching, hitting, fielding, catching, and throwing. Registration is $100 and includes a t-shirt, lunch, and a reserved box seat ticket to one game (July 24 or 25).
The July 24th clinic (9am-12pm) is SOLD OUT. However, due to popular demand, we've created a second clinic that will take place on July 25th from 4pm to 7pm.
The two-game series will serve as a warm-up for the USA Softball athletes before their trip to Japan for the WBSC Women's World Championship from August 2-12. The team is highlighted by Olympic Silver Medalist and two-time WBSC Gold Medalist pitcher Monica Abbott. The left-hander, who starred at the University of Tennessee, still holds NCAA Division I records for most games pitched in a season (69), career games pitched (253), shutouts (112), strikeouts in a season (724), and strikeouts in a career (2,440), among many others. On the national level, she has recorded an ERA no higher than 0.58 in all three trips in the WBSC World Championships and went 3-0 with a 0.29 ERA in the 2008 Olympics.