July 3, 2013
Brampton, Ontario - Incoming Spartans Chelsea Jenner and Jessie Meyer, who signed National-Letters-of-Intent to compete for San José State's Western Athletic Champion (WAC) softball club beginning in the 2013-14 season, are representing their countries well at the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women's World Championship in Brampton, Ontario.
Jenner is leading host country Canada to a 5-0 start. Boasting a tournament-best .636 batting average, Jenner has scored five runs, and six of her seven hits have gleaned extra bases.
Captaining the 4-1 Australian club, Meyer is 8-for-16 with five RBI, the third-most among all tournament participants, and has stolen two bases.
The Junior Women's World Championship features teams from 15 countries, split into two pools of seven and eight. The top-four teams from each pool advance to the playoffs, which is a double-elimination format, to determine the world champion on July 7.
Australia, which is in Pool B, plays Botswana and Brazil tomorrow, July 4, at 11:30 a.m. (EDT) and 2:30 p.m. (EDT), respectively.
Canada, which has the best record in Pool A, faces the pool's other undefeated club, USA, today at 7:30 p.m. (EDT). Canada's final game before the playoffs begin is tomorrow against New Zealand at 7:30 p.m. (EDT).