Lawrie Leads Canada to Victory Over Dutch

Aug. 15, 2008

BEIJING, China - In her first appearance of the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing, University of Washington All-American pitcher Danielle Lawrie led Canada to a 9-2 six-inning win over the Netherlands in their second contest of the games.

Lawrie pitched four innings in the circle and was supported by a pair of home runs to run the Canadian team's record to 2-0. They later defeated China, 3-1, before dropping an 8-1 decision to the United States. Lawrie did not see action in either game.

The UW junior-to-be struck out four batters in her four innings of work against the Dutch. She gave up one run and two hits and did not walk a batter.

Canada, tied for second in the standings with Japan with their 3-1 record, next faces Venezuela Saturday at 4:30 a.m. PT.

Lawrie, who has appeared in just one of the team's four games, is most likely being saved for a potential medal-round battle with the U.S., a team she defeated back in the 2005 World Cup of Softball.

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