Iowa's May-Johnson off to hot start at World Cup of Softball

BY DI STAFF | JULY 22, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa softball assistant coach Stacy May-Johnson went 3-for-4 with a home run as Team USA opened the World Cup of Softball with a 7-2 win over the Czech Republic on Thursday in Ohlahoma City.

May-Johnson continued a hot streak that began last week at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, where she led all players with 12 runs batted in. She extended her Team USA hitting streak to 12 games.

The Iowa assistant, who handles the Hawkeyes' offense, singled in the first inning and crushed a homer over the left-field fence in the fourth. She singled again in the sixth to round out her night.

May-Johnson and Team USA will return to action tonight against Australia. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. on ESPN. The Americans will play a double-header on Saturday; the first game, against Canada, will be broadcast by ESPN on tape delay at 1 p.m., and the nightcap against Japan will be shown on ESPN 2 at 8 p.m.

Team USA will face Great Britain on July 24 at 4 p.m. on ESPN2, and the tournament's championship game will be on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. on July 25.

All games will also be streamed on ESPN3.com.

— by Seth Roberts

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