Silver medals are nothing to shake a stick at, but unfortunately for the United States’ Softball team, the silver medal is considered a failure.
Japan defeated the US 3-1 yesterday in the gold medal match in a game that was dominated by pitcher Yukiko Ueno. This was a rematch of the round robin game which was won by the U.S. 1-0 in a 9 inning spectacle of a game.
The even worse news is that this is essentially the last you’ll ever hear from the US Softball team because softball (along with baseball) are now OUT of the Olympics in the future.
It’s funny because essentially the reason the sport was taken away was the dominance of the Unites States. So much for that. Either way, it’s a rough loss for the team.