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Tennessee softball alums Raven Chavanne and Lauren Gibson were outstanding in Team USA's 3-2 win over Mexico and its 14-0 (4) win over Chinese Taipei on Saturday in the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif.

Chavanne went 2-for-3 against Mexico with an inside-the-park home run and an RBI single and then went 2-for-3 against Chinese Taipei with two runs and one RBI. Through six games of the World Cup of Softball IX, Chavanne is hitting .556 (10-for-18) with one homer, seven RBIs, six runs, a .580 on-base percentage and a .722 slugging percentage (1.301 OPS).

Gibson shined against Chinese Taipei, going 2-for-2 with an RBI double and a big solo home run. In five appearances in the World Cup of Softball IX, Gibson is hitting .667 (8-for-12) with one homer, four doubles, five RBIs, six runs, a .773 on-base percentage and a ridiculous 1.250 slugging percentage (1.983 OPS).

Chavanne, Gibson and Team USA will play Canada, who they previously defeated 5-3 on July 10, on Sunday in the championship game of the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX. Tune in to watch it live at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Check out Chavanne's thrilling inside-the-park home run vs. Mexico:

Check out Gibson's solo home run vs. Chinese Taipei:

Team USA No-Hits Netherlands

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The US Collegiate National Team no-hit the Netherlands on Saturday in a 3-0 victory. The no-hitter marks the third in the history of the Collegiate National Team and the first on international soil. Both of the previous no-hitters came in Cary, North Carolina, where Team USA held Korea hitless in 2010, and no-hit Guatemala in 2009.

#Vols own Christin Stewart started and hit second in the lineup, going 1-for-4 with one run scored as Team USA's designated hitter against the Netherlands.

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The Collegiate National Team will observe an off day before continuing the tournament on Monday, July 14, as Team USA takes on the Chinese Taipei squad with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. local (8 a.m. ET).

Happy Birthday - July 12: Jackson, Propst and Wolfe

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On July 12 we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior Marcus Jackson, sophomore Seneca Propst and senior Whitney Wolfe

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Gibson, Chavanne Lead USA Past Canada, 5-3 (7/10)

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Tennessee softball legends Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne sparked Team USA to a 5-3 win over Canada on Thursday in the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif. Gibson went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple and a walk. Chavanne tallied two hits, including an RBI infield single. Team USA will next play Japan on Friday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Check out all of LG's and Raven's hits vs. Canada below!

Here's Gibson's three hits:

Here's Chavanne's two hits:

#VFL Chase Headley smashed a solo home run to left field on Thursday night, ending Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw's 41-inning scoreless streak (since June 13). Headley's blast tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth, before Kershaw and the Dodgers went on to take a 2-1 victory at Dodger Stadium.

Headley continues his recent hot streak this week, as the third baseman is hitting .379 (14-for-39) through nine games in July. In his seven games since July 4, he is 12-for-30 (.400) with four RBIs. 

Read more about it and watch the clip here:
- Video via MLB.com: Headley's solo dinger

Tennessee softball legend Raven Chavanne went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to help Team USA to a 13-1 (5) rout of the Philippines on July 9, 2014, in the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, Calif. Check out all 3 of Raven's hits!

Raven and fellow UT legend Lauren Gibson lead Team USA against Canada on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN!

Happy Birthday - July 10: Gilliam and Sadsad

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Happy birthday to senior offensive lineman Jacob Gilliam and junior swimmer Chris Sadsad

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Softball #VFLs On TV This Summer (Schedule)

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Several of our wonder fans have been wondering when and where they can see the Tennessee softball alums on TV. Here's a TV schedule one when and where you can find Team USA (Raven Chavanne and Lauren Gibson), the Chicago Bandits (Monica Abbott and Ellen Renfroe) and the USSSA Pride (Madison Shipman) on TV!

And to find out what channel CBS Sports Network is in your area, go here: http://www.cbssportsnetwork.com/channel-finder

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Right-handed relief pitcher and #VFL Matt Ramsey was recently acquired by the Miami Marlins from the Tampa Bay organization in exchange for three international bonus pool slots. On Tuesday night, Ramsey reported to Double A Jacksonville and threw two perfect innings in his debut. In 25 total appearances between Jacksonville and the Rays' Double A Montgomery this year, he is 3-0 with a 1.01 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 35.2 innings pitched.

Read more on Ramsey's move from the Jacksonville Suns Baseball Network: Matt Ramsey Joins Jacksonville
Former Vol right-hander R.A. Dickey threw seven scoreless frames last night en route to a 4-0 Blue Jays victory over the Angels in Anaheim. Dickey (7.0,4,0,0,1,5) improved to 7-8 on the season with the win, as he retired 12 straight batters from the second through the sixth inning. His 19 starts and 99 total strikeouts this year lead Toronto's squad entering today's game.

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