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Softball aide May-Johnson helps Team USA to gold

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 25, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa assistant softball coach Stacy May-Johnson helped the USA Softball Team win its seventh-straight gold medal at the Pan American Games in Mexico on Sunday, according to a release.

Team USA beat Canada, 11-1, in four innings in the gold-medal game in Guadalajara. May-Johnson started at third base and went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs in the contest.

May-Johnson appeared in eight of Team USA's nine games. She finished the tournament with a .552 batting average and led the team with 12 hits — including four extra-base knocks — and 12 RBIs. Her offense helped the U.S. outscore its opponents, 78-8; the mercy rule was used in seven of the nine games.

The Reno, Nev., native previously helped Team USA win gold in the World Cup of Softball in July, a tournament in which she hit .353 with two homers and seven RBIs.

May-Johnson graduated from Iowa in 2006 after a four-year playing career and returned as an offensive aide before last season. Hawkeye batters finished with a .267 team batting average, 27 home runs, 167 RBIs, and 201 runs.

— by Seth Roberts


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