Team USA Wins 2022 Pan American Championship
The U.S. women's national softball team captured the 2022 Pan American Championship on Saturday with a 12-1 run-rule win over Canada.
The win marked the end of a perfect week for Team USA in the tournament, which saw the Eagles go 9-0 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The team's victory over Canada in the final was its eighth run-rule win of the tournament.
With the gold medal, Team USA clinched a spot in the Stage 1 qualifying event for the 2024 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Cup.
Team USA's Aubrey Leach was the tournament's MVP after she posted a .679 batting average in Guatemala City. The Eagles exploded for 31 doubles, seven triples and 108 RBIs in the tournament alone. The team's pitching staff remained steady all week as well, limiting opponents to 13 runs on 26 hits in nine games.
The Pan American title caps off a 2022 season during which Team USA also captured gold at the Canada Cup and World Games.