July 18, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former Hawkeye and current University of Iowa assistant softball coach Stacy May-Johnson guided the USA Softball Team to a runner-up finish at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship last week in Surrey, B.C, Canada.
May-Johnson posted a .395 (15-38) batting average over 13 games to help USA post a 10-3 record. She led all players with 12 RBI to go along with 12 runs scored, three doubles and a pair of home runs. Her hit and home run totals were tied for the most in the championship.
May-Johnson closed out the championship on an 11-game hitting streak, and she collected hits in 12-of-the-team’s-13 games with three multi-hit contests. She posted a 1.038 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) and a .594 slugging mark for the week.
Team USA advanced to the title game courtesy of its 6-1 victory over Australia before dropping a 7-0 decision to Japan in the championship tilt.
The Americans return to action July 21-25 at the World Cup of Softball VI in Oklahoma City. The squad will compete against Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain and Japan in the tournament. Select games will be available on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN3.com.