Aug. 2, 2010
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton head softball coach Michelle Gromacki added to her national team resume in July, helping guide the USA Softball Women's National Team to a 5-1 victory over Japan and its fourth-consecutive World Cup title in Oklahoma City, OK.
Team USA finished 6-1 overall in the event, holding opponents to a .127 average and outscoring them by a 33-6 count. The Red, White, and Blue opened tournament play with four straight shutouts over Canada (9-0 in six innings), Japan twice (5-0 and 8-0), and the USA Futures team (1-0) before suffering its first loss, 5-2, to Canada.
The United States rebounded with another shutout of the USA Futures team, 3-0, before topping 2008 Olympic Gold Medalists and 2010 World Championship silver medalists Japan in the finale.
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Earlier in the month, Gromacki helped the United States to a seventh-consecutive, and ninth overall, gold medal at the International Softball Federation's Women's World Championships in Venezuela.