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USA Softball Announces Second Oregon Tour Stop

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USA Softball announced a second "Stand Beside Her" tour stop in Oregon on Thursday.

The stop will take place March 17 at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, Ore. and include two exhibition games. The first contest will feature a matchup between Team USA and Portland State, which will be followed by a game between the American squad and Oregon State. The following day, Team USA will head to Eugene, Ore. for a doubleheader at the University of Oregon.

"I am excited Oregon is a part of our journey to Tokyo," Team USA member Delaney Spaulding said in a statement. "I am especially excited to play our very own, Coach Laura Berg, at Oregon State. I remember playing Oregon State as a student-athlete at UCLA and I know it will be a great environment for our tour stop."

Other "Stand Beside Her" tour stops that have been announced by USA Softball include Feb. 7-9 in Florida, Feb. 20-23 in California, March 18 in Oregon, March 31 and April 1 in Alabama, April 3 and 5 in Georgia, April 7 and May 30 in Tennessee, April 18 and 25 in Texas, June 3 in Missouri, June 9 and 10 in Michigan and June 25 in Virginia.

The main message of Team USA's 2020 tour is unity, as the squad begins its quest for a gold medal at the Summer Games in Tokyo.

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

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