Chelsea Thomas and Rhea Taylor with ties to Mizzou softball will join Team USA as they go up against five other national teams in a round-robin format, in the softball World Cup. Play begins Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. CT. The two teams with the best record will face each other in a winner-take-all championship game, beginning Monday, July 25 at 8 p.m. CT. All games will be televised on ESPN.
Thomas pitched in six games and had a 3-1 record with one save and a 1.57 ERA during a tournament that just wrapped up in British Columbia, Canada. Taylor finished the tournament hitting .406.
Here is the schedule. July 21 at 7 p.m. USA vs. Czech Republic, ESPN/ESPN3.com; July 22 at 7 p.m. USA vs. Australia ESPN/ESPN3.com; July 23 at 1 p.m. Tape delayed broadcast of Noon game, USA vs. Canada, ESPN/ESPN3.com; July 23 at 8 p.m. USA vs. Japan, ESPN2/ESPN3.com; July 24 at 4 p.m. USA vs. Great Britain, ESPN2/ESPN3.com; July 25 at 8 p.m. Championship Game (ESPN2/ESPN3.com)