OKLAHOMA CITY – After helping the No. 2 University of Oregon softball team stake its first-ever Pac-12 title, senior pitcher Jessica Moore and junior catcher Alexa Peterson were offered tryouts for the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp in June.

The duo will compete with +30 athletes for national team positions from June 9-12 at the ASA Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City – held immediately after the Women’s College World Series in OKC (May 30-June 5).
 
Later this summer, the National Team will play in the World Cup of Softball VIII in Oklahoma City (July 11-14) against squads from Japan, Canada, Australia and Puerto Rico.

The U.S. squad will then travel to the Canadian Open Fastpitch Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada (July 16-22) and Pan American Games / International Softball Federation World Championship Qualifier in Puerto Rico (August 5-18).

This week, the Salem, Ore., native Peterson ranked top 20 nationally in slugging (seventh, .568), batting (eighth, .464) and slugging (19th, .839), and led the Pac-12 in batting and on-base percentage. The returning All-Region choice also picked up her second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor in April, and is a former All-World Series Tournament Team honoree.

Moore also ranked top 25 nationally this week in wins (20th, 24) and ERA (24th, 1.53) and stood second in the Pac-12 in each category. This season, the Sutter, Calif., native and returning All-American has won two Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors, and National Player of the Week awards from both USA Softball and the NFCA.

In collegiate action this weekend, the No. 2 Ducks (45-8, 18-4) cap the regular season at No. 5 Arizona State (44-9, 15-7), with 5 p.m. games on Friday and Saturday, and both will be shown live on the Pac-12 Network.

The next day on Sunday, May 12, the 64-team NCAA Tournament selection show will be aired by ESPNU at 7 p.m. Pacific Time.


 

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