Jen Yee Checks In From Beijing Where Canada Leads The United States 1-0 In The Fourth Inning

Aug. 14, 2008

BEIJING – A sac fly by redshirt junior Jen Yee in the first inning has been the only scoring so far as Canada (2-0) leads the United States (2-0) 1-0 in the fourth inning of a pool play game at the Olympics. It was the first run that the Americans had given up so far in Olympic play.

With the Canadians batting in the bottom of the second inning, the skies opened up and a downpour caused a one-hour and 46-minute rain delay. Play resumed and the game remained 1-0 until a second rain delay in the top of the fourth inning forced officials to suspend the rest of the contest until Friday.

Former Tech stand-out Caitlin Lever helped preserve the lead for the Canadians with a spectacular catch in the top of the top of the second inning. She made the grab in left-center field as she crashed into the wall preventing extra bases.

Canada will now face China at 9:30 p.m. (ET) tonight. At midnight (ET), the United States will take on Japan and 30 minutes following the conclusion of that game, the match-up between the U.S. and Canada will pick up where it was suspended. Stay with www.ramblinwreck.com for complete Olympic updates.

Below is the latest entry from Yee’s summer blog.

After a long day of rain delays, we finally made it back to the village. Of course, it would decide to pour with thunder and lightning right in the middle of our game against the U.S. The first rain delay was during the bottom of the second inning for over an hour. Then after we got an inning and a half in after the delay it starts pouring again. So right now we’re up by one in the top of the 4th with Natasha Watley on a full count and no one out. We’re scheduled to finish it off after the noon game tomorrow.

It’s too bad we couldn’t get the game in today, we were on kind of a roll. Monica Abbott couldn’t seem to pitch legally and we were winning. Don’t tell anyone my sac fly was supposed to be a bunt because I missed the signal! Lesson learned kids, know the signals, but if you don’t, do something else just as good instead. I’ll check in again tomorrow after we play.

Jen Yee

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