Next week starts the twelfth World Cup of Softball, an annual softball tournament held at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Round-robin round begins Wednesday July 5th. Every team will get to play each other once throughout the week. The elimination round will have the two teams with the best record from the week play for the championship game July 9th.
The competition features top teams from all around the world including Japan (1), USA (2), Canada (3), Australia (4), Puerto Rico (7), Mexico (10), Philippines (17), and the USA Junior National Team.
In addition to the beginning of the tournament, it’s also the beginning of USA Softball and ESPN’s contract. ESPN will televise the World Cup of Softball every year through 2020. Five games will be aired during the week, including the Championship Game between the the top two seeds.
All other World Cup games that are not being televised will be live streamed for free through USASoftball.com.
You can view whole schedule here.