Johnson to Play with Team USA at World Cup of Softball

July 20, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Former University of Kentucky softball shortstop Molly Johnson and the United States of America Futures team are slated to play Team USA at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, in the World Cup of Softball. The game will be shown live on ESPN from the Amateur Softball Association of America's Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Johnson previously represented her country as a key member of Team USA in the 2009 Japan Cup. During Johnson's first national team experience, she finished with a batting average of .600, hit a grand slam and led the team with six RBI. Alongside softball superstar Jennie Finch, Team USA captured the gold medal.

Johnson, a four-year starter and four-time All-Southeastern Conference selection was a star in the field and at the plate during her time at UK. The former All-American owns multiple school records, including career home runs (33) and batting average (.392), in addition to ranking in the top 10 in nearly every offensive category.

The World Cup of Softball features a field of four squads including the Canadian and Japanese National teams joining America's best players. The tournament features a round-robin style of action with each team matching up against one another in pool play. Seeding will be determined following those contests, and the championship games will take place on Monday, July 26.Should Johnson and the USA Futures team make it to the championship game, they would again play on television. That game would air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET

For complete information regarding the USA National teams and the 2010 World Cup of Softball, visit www.usasoftball.com.

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