World Cup of Softball VI Action Begins Tonight

July 21, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa assistant softball coach Stacy May-Johnson and the USA Softball Team begin World Cup of Softball VI play tonight against the Czech Republic beginning at 7 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPN.

The World Cup is being held at Oklahoma City’s ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, which will play host to the six-country event. In addition to the USA Women’s National Team, the field includes Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain and Japan.

The Red, White and Blue head to Oklahoma City on the heels of its runner-up finish at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C. After topping Australia to advance to the title game, Japan got the best of Team USA, as Yukiko Ueno — the Japanese hurler in the team’s 2008 Gold Medal performance — led her squad to a 7-0 victory.

Fans can catch May-Johnson and Team USA in the five-day World Cup as seven games, including six women’s fast pitch games, will air across the United States on ESPN, ESPN2 and The complete schedule is listed below.

July 21 – 7 p.m.
USA vs. Czech Republic (ESPN/

July 22 – 7 p.m.
USA vs. Australia (ESPN/

July 23 – 1 p.m.
USA vs. Canada (ESPN/ – Tape delayed because of noon game

July 23 – 3 p.m.
USA vs. Canada (ESPN/
Men’s slow pitch Border Battle III

July 23 – 8 p.m.
USA vs. Japan (ESPN2/

July 24 – 4 p.m.
USA vs. Great Britain (ESPN2/

July 25 – 8 p.m.
Championship Game (ESPN2/

All times are Central and subject to change.