GUADALAJARA, Mexico- Arkansas coach Mike Larabee and Team USA concluded round-robin play with a 7-0 victory over Argentina on Friday. This gives the team a 7-0 record for the tournament and a number one seed going into the playoffs.
Playoffs begin today at 6 p.m. for the ladies in red, white and blue where they will face the second seed Cuba. The third seed Canada and the fourth seed Venezuela take the field at 4p.m. Winners of both games will advance to the finals on Sunday at 12 p.m.
Going into the playoffs Team USA has outscored their opponents 54-6 with a batting average .397. Stacy May-Johnson (Reno, Nevada/ Iowa 2006) and Jenae Leles (Sacramento, Calif./ Arizona 2009) lead the way with nine RBI each.
Throughout the tournament Team USA pitching staff has compiled a 1.11 ERA in 38 innings. Pitcher Whitney Canion (Aledo, Texas/ Baylor junior) recorded her first win of the tournament with a shutout against Argentina.