July 18, 2012
WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Canada -- The Lady Vols' Lauren Gibson and USA Softball captured two games in the ISF Fastpitch World Championships in Whitehorse, Yukon. USA topped China 13-0 in a no-hitter and the Netherlands, 4-0, in the nightcap.
In the China game, Gibson went 2-for-3, drove in two runs and scored two runs. Gibson was retired for the first time all tournament in the second inning vs. China. Gibson had reached base in her first 10 plate appearances in The Yukon. She doubled home two runs in the third inning to reach base for the 11th time in 12 plate appearances.
Against the Dutch, Gibson went 0-for-2.
Gibson s hitting .700 in the World Championships with seven hits in 10 at-bats.
In the international postseason, Gibson is hitting an American-best .543 with 19 hits in 35 at-bats. She has clubbed four home runs and driven in 13.
USA is a perfect 6-0 in the World Championships, outscoring its opponents 64-0.
Following Wednesday's action, USA will play Argentina at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday in the Eagles' last game of round-robin play. The playoffs take place July 20-22.