The USA and Puerto Rico were off the U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup with shut-outs.
The defending World Champions USA made their debut in the U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup with a 15-0 win in four innings. UCLA’s Megan Faraimo proved literally unhittable for Mexico since she got all the 12 outs she needed on strikes.
Puerto Rican pitcher Esperanza Coe threw a 6-inning, 1-hit shutout and homered in the sixth inning to guide her team to victory in the first day of competition of the WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup. Puerto Rico defeated Brazil, 8-0, in six innings to open the action in Group C.
After shut-outs in the first two games, the WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup will continue with the 11 August 12-game marathon.