Danielle Lawrie Blog #2

July 26, 2007

Washington junior Danielle Lawrie is currently pitching for the Canadian National Women's Softball Team as the team gears up for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She will periodically be writing a blog to keep Husky fans up on her national team experiences. In this entry, Lawrie writes about the team's first three games at the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It has been a long couple days after getting delayed the past 2 days due to weather. The first day we were postponed because of a heavy windstorms and on Tuesday there was so much rain that the field was completely under water.

We finally got to play last night and defeated Argentina 5-2. The game didn't start until 10 p.m. and we didn't make it back to the village until well after 1 a.m.

It made for a short night as we had to be at breakfast by 8 a.m. this morning before heading out for a double header. We won our first game against Puerto Rico 6-3 and defeated Venezuela 1-0 in the second game in extra innings.

I pitched against Venezuela and it was a very interesting game that included a couple double plays for each team in clutch situations. All in all, it was a well-played ballgame for both teams.

With the wins, we advance to play the winner of Pool A- the United States- tomorrow. The winner of that game will advance to the final, while the loser will have to defeated either Cuba or Venezuela to get into the gold medal game.

That's all I got for now guys. Hope all is well in Seattle! I miss everyone a lot. See you soon.

-Danielle Lawrie # 15

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