Junior Spirit US bound for World Cup

Junior Spirit US bound for World Cup

The Junior Aussie Spirit are currently in transit bound for California ahead of the WBSC U19 Women’s Softball World Cup to be held from 10-17 August in Irvine.

After arriving, the team, coached by Kerrie Porter, will play a series of warm-up games before the tournament proper, all times AEDT:

Monday 5 August
Junior Spirit v Ruthless Softball
Double Header 3:00am and 5.30am

Tuesday 6 August
Junior Spirit v Ruthless Softball
Double Header 3:00am and 5.30am

Thursday 8 August
Junior Spirit v New Zealand
Double Header 4:00am and 7:00am

Friday 9 August
Junior Spirit v Chinese Taipei 7:00am
Junior Spirit v Netherlands 10:00am

Saturday 10 August
Junior Spirit v Netherlands 4:00am
Junior Spirit v Chinese Taipei 8:00am

The Junior Spirit will play three regular fixture games in the World Cup before Super Rounds and eventually finals or placement rounds, all times AEDT.

Monday 12 August
Junior Spirit V Japan 8:00am

Tuesday 13 August
Junior Spirit V South Africa 3:00am

Tuesday 13 August
Junior Spirit V Italy 8:00am

Live stream details are yet to be released by the WBSC.

The full tournament schedule, including warm-up games, with live box scores is available here.

In 12 editions of the Junior Women’s World Cup, the Australians have finished in a best position of third place five times in 1991, 1995, 2003, 2007 and 2013.

The full team and coaching staff are available at softball.org.au.