Stop me if you've heard this one before--the United States shut out the Dominican Republic 9-0 in another mercy rule-shortened game.
Alicia Hollowell wasted no time settling in on the mound. She gave up zero runs on one hit in her three innings of work.
Team USA got all the offense they would need in the second inning. The U.S. scored eight runs on nine hits--the biggest one coming from the bat of Vicky Galindo in the form of a three-run home run. "The hitting is contagious," Galindo explained. "But the important thing to do is be patient and look for your pitch."
Jennie Finch took over in the fourth inning. She was unhittable, striking out all six batters she faced.
Tonight the U.S. will face sterner competition against Japan in a re-match of the past two year's championship game.