Softball team eyeing 2020 title

More Sports Aug 26, 2018

Softball team eyeing 2020 title

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Winning the gold medal for the fifth consecutive time like the Japan softball team did is an unprecedented and remarkable feat for any athlete or team. But the team feels it is still a long way from achieving its ultimate goal of winning the Olympic ...

More Sports Aug 12, 2018

Japan beats Canada to reach softball world championship final

Japan booked a rematch in the women's softball world championship final against the world No. 1 United States after beating Canada 3-0 in the bronze medal game on Saturday afternoon. Right-hander Yukiko Ueno fanned seven and scattered four hits in her shutout victory, and left ...

U.S. pounds South Africa at softball worlds

More Sports Aug 7, 2018

U.S. pounds South Africa at softball worlds

Kristi Merritt and Sahvanna Jaquish homered as the United States beat South Africa 7-0 in five innings to remain undefeated at the Women's Softball World Championship on Tuesday. Merritt hit a three-run homer in the second inning to give the defending champions a 4-0 lead, ...

Ueno tosses no-hitter against China at softball worlds

More Sports Aug 15, 2014

Ueno tosses no-hitter against China at softball worlds

Yukiko Ueno hurled a no-hitter on Friday to lead defending champion Japan to a 4-0 win over China in their Group A opener at the International Softball Federation's Women's World Championship. The 32-year-old Ueno, who helped pitch Japan to the last Olympic gold medal in ...

Softball gold medalist Ueno expresses disappointment

Olympics Sep 9, 2013

Softball gold medalist Ueno expresses disappointment

Yukiko Ueno, who won the last Olympic gold medal in softball as Japan's ace pitcher at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, expressed her disappointment on Monday with the International Olympic Committee's vote to exclude the sport from the Olympic program. Softball and baseball had fielded a ...