UW Softball Players See Significant Roles In Third Stop of USA Softball Shootout

June 15, 2001

SEATTLE - Washington softball standouts, 2001 graduate Kim DePaul (Tomball, Texas), junior Jaime Clark (Tustin, Calif.) and sophomore Tia Bollinger (Santa Ana, Calif.), each played significant roles for the USA Blue team Thursday in the third doubleheader of the 2001 USA Softball Shootout. The USA Red and Blue squads, comprised of 32 of the nation's top softball players, split the doubleheader in Sacramento, Calif., to even the overall series at three games apiece.

Both DePaul and Clark started each of the two games, as Clark saw playing time at shortstop and DePaul played both third base and in right field. Bollinger, meanwhile, came in to relieve pitcher Courtney Dale in the fifth inning of the second game, allowing five runs on six hits, as the Blue team lost to the Red squad, 8-1.

In the first game of the doubleheader, pitchers Britni Sneed and Jennifer Sharron combined to throw a no-hitter as the USA Blue team defeated the Red team, 1-0.

The 2001 USA Softball Shootout continues June 17, in Los Angeles, Calif. ESPN will broadcast the game between the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) Gold and the USA Red team live beginning at 12 p.m. (PT) on ESPN. The USA Blue-WPSL All-Star game will then follow at 1:30 p.m. For more information, including game recaps and box scores, please go to www.usasoftball.com.

2001 USA Softball Shootout
Portland, Ore. - Erv Lind Stadium - - June 8
Game 1: USA Red 4, USA Blue 0
Game 2: USA Blue 2, USA Red 1

Spokane, Wash. - Franklin Park - - June 10
Game 3: USA Red 2, USA Blue 1
Game 4: USA Blue 6, USA Red 5

Sacramento, Calif. - Sacramento Complex - June 14
Game 5: USA Blue 1, USA Red 0
Game 6: USA Red 8, USA Blue 1

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