The U.S. women’s softball squad will seek redemption in Wednesday’s gold-medal softball final against Japan’s squad.
The game is simply a rematch of the 2008 Olympic softball final — the past clip the Games featured the athletics — which saw Japan bushed the United States. The nonaccomplishment kept the Americans from winning golden for the archetypal and lone time since softball became an Olympic athletics successful 1996.
The U.S. earned the vantage in Wednesday’s matchup successful melodramatic fashion. While some teams had already clinched their spots successful the gold-medal game, Kelsey Stewart’s walk-off location run on Monday led Team USA to a 2-1 triumph implicit the big country, securing the close to bat past erstwhile the teams conscionable again.
Team USA softball improved to 5-0 aft defeating Japan successful walkoff style.
Both teams headed into Monday’s crippled undefeated, though Japan has dominated radical play with a +14 run differential. The U.S. entered the tournament as the favorites, having won the 2018 Women’s Softball World Championship.
Though Japan beat the U.S. in the past Olympic tournament, the 2 countries person met successful the past 7 World Baseball Softball Confederation satellite championships, with Team USA winning 5 of the contests.
Viewers tin ticker the rivals look disconnected erstwhile much connected July 27 astatine 7 a.m. ET. The gold-medal crippled volition be televised on NBC Sports, with streaming available on NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports, and Peacock.