June 18, 2004
SALEM, Va. – Junior Jessica Sallinger threw four innings against the U.S. Softball team on Friday night, holding the World’s best to one run through three innings, before surrendering three in the fourth inning at the James Moyer Softball Complex as the College All-Stars fell to the U.S. National Team, 6-0.
Sallinger struck out two in four innings of work, allowing three hits, four runs, three earned runs and walked five. Team USA was averaging almost 10 runs a game in its ‘Aiming for Athens’ tour, which defeated the Charlotte Cardinals, 10-0, in five innings on Wednesday night. With the win against the College All-Stars, Team USA extends its winning streak to 153 games and has not lost since May 3, 1996.
U.S. catcher Jenny Topping put the national team on the board in the first inning with a two-out single to left field to plate Leah Amico who reached on a fielding error.
Sallinger retired six of the next seven batters for the All-Stars, before allowing three runs in the fourth inning. The only Team USA player to reach base in those two innings was second baseman Lovieanne Jung who walked.
In the fourth inning, Team USA scored three runs, highlighted by a triple by Amanda Freed and a double by Jessica Mendoza, each driving in a run as the U.S. team took advantage of a pair of walks. The national softball team scored two more runs in the fifth inning off Angela Tincher, a product of James River High School, in Eagle Rock, Va. Topping struck again with a home run to right field and the U.S. tacked on another run to end the scoring and take home the win, 6-0.
For more information on the U.S. National Team, including its exhibition schedule and stats, please go to Team USA.