USA Softball Announces Third Tennessee Tour Stop
USA Softball has announced a third "Stand Beside Her" tour stop in Tennessee.
The stop, which will take place at the University of Tennessee on April 8, will feature an exhibition game between Team USA and the Vols. It will also serve as a homecoming for Team USA pitcher Monica Abbott, who graduated from Tennessee in 2007.
"I'm so excited to be back on Rocky Top with Team USA," Abbott said in a press release. "The University of Tennessee is rich with Team USA ties and has many connections to the USA Softball program. I can't wait to be back representing Vol Nation and USA."
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 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.