Softball finishes prelim play with nine runs, one-hitter

Today, U.S.A. softball again dominated, this time beating the host country of China. The Americans scored all nine runs in the first inning, while Cat Osterman and Jennie Finch combined for a one-hitter. This win rounded out preliminary play, with the U.S. finishing 7-0. The U.S. now moves into the semifinals, where they are joined by the Netherlands (who they've beaten), Japan (who they've beaten) and Australia or Venezuela or Australia (beat and beat). Of course, beating the same team twice is no easy feat. However, in these Olympics, this team has out scored their opponents 53-1 and thrown two no-hitters. No matter who they are matched up with, they are clearly the more dominant team.

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