Monday, April 14, 2008

Bound 4 Beijing

The USA National Softball team was in town yesterday and took on Milligan College as part of their national tour leading into the Olympic games this summer. The second highest tour attendance (3,476) turned out at Cardinal Park on a frigid, rainy day to watch the competition. The Olympic Team dominated, winning 24-0. In the various interviews I read today, the Lady Buffs and their coach all said to play a team of this caliber was a great honor, a tremendous experience and a memory they'll always treasure. Above, Milligan sophomore Leah White (Fall Branch, TN) catches while USA's Jennie Finch (La Mirada, California) takes aim. After the game Finch, an Olympic gold medalist, remarked, “Playing teams like Milligan and other colleges is helping us prepare for the Olympics tremendously, because it is allowing us to get several innings in on the field and at the plate."

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