Oregon State senior Ya Garcia was named to the Mexican National Team roster on Sunday evening and will appear at this week’s General Tire World Cup of Softball IX in Irvine, California. The tournament begins Monday and last through Sunday.
Garcia is one of three members of the OSU program that will be at the World Cup. Fellow senior Dani Gilmore is playing for the Philippines and OSU head coach Laura Berg is on staff with Team USA.
The tournament includes teams from the United States, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The countries will play a round robin over six days. After pool play, seeds will be determined for the final day on Sunday to determine matchups for games that decide the champion and order of finish.
Mexico begins its tournament with an exhibition against the United States tonight at 7 p.m. Following that contest, it will face the Philippines, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Venezuela, the U.S. and Canada in pool play. Saturday’s 10 a.m. (Pacific) first pitch against Team USA will air live nationally on ESPN2.
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