USA Softball Announces Second Tennessee Tour Stop
USA Softball announced a second "Stand Beside Her" tour stop in Tennessee on Tuesday.
The stop will take place May 30 in Johnson City, Tenn. and feature two exhibition games. The contests, which will see Team USA take on Milligan College and a team made up of players from both Milligan College and East Tennessee State University, will take place at TVA Credit Union Ballpark.
"Each tour stop gives the Olympic Team the ability to prepare together for the Tokyo 2020 Games," Team USA outfielder Michelle Moultrie said in a statement. "It's a dream come true for us to get six months of training together before competing in the Games. We have had such amazing support from fans and can't wait for the opportunity to play for them and meet them in person along the tour."
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 31 in Alabama, April 3 and 5 in Georgia, April 7 in Tennessee, April 18 and 25 in Texas, June 9 and 10 in Michigan and June 25 in Virginia.
The main message of Team USA's "Stand Beside Her" tour is unity, as the U.S. squad begins its quest for an Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
In July, softball will make its first appearance at the Olympics since 2008, with the gold-medal game scheduled for July 28.