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USA Softball Announces Fourth California Tour Stop

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USA Softball has announced a fourth "Stand Beside Her" tour stop in California.

The stop, which will take place in Salinas, Calif., will occur on May 19 and feature an exhibition game between Team USA and San Jose State.

"In 2008, Team USA had the opportunity to play in Salinas and since that moment the entire city has been asking me, 'When are you coming back to play here,'" Team USA pitcher and Salinas, Calif. native Monica Abbott said in a press release. "I'm so proud of the support the people and City of Salinas has shown me throughout my career and now to be able to share the 2020 Olympic journey with all of you is going to be incredible."

Other "Stand Beside Her" tour stops that have been announced by USA Softball include Feb. 4, 7-9 and 11-16 in Florida, Feb. 18 in Arizona, Feb. 20-23 in California, March 8 and 10 in California, March 12 in Washington, March 17 and 18 in Oregon, March 31 and April 1 in Alabama, April 3 and 5 in Georgia, April 7, 8 and May 30 in Tennessee, April 15 in Louisiana, April 18, 21-23 and 25 in Texas, May 1 and 3 in Missouri, May 17 in California, June 3 in Missouri, June 7 in Ohio, June 9 and 10 in Michigan, June 18 in Massachusetts, June 19 in Connecticut, June 21 in New Jersey, June 23 in Maryland and June 25 in Virginia.

The main message of Team USA's "Stand Beside Her" tour is unity, as the squad begins its quest for a gold medal at the 2020 Olympics.

In July, softball will make its first appearance at the Summer Games since 2008. The gold-medal contest is scheduled for July 28.

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