ULL’s Orgeron becomes first Cajun on Team USA

LAFAYETTE — Ragin’ Cajuns softball All-American Christi Orgeron and the USA Softball Women’s National Team step into the national spotlight this week when the World Cup of Softball VI opens Thursday, July 21 in Oklahoma City.

Five of Team USA’s contests in the Word Cup, plus the championship game, will air across the United States on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. It marks the first opportunity for Cajuns fans to watch Orgeron and the 2011 version of Team USA on television.

The U.S. faces Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain and Japan over the course of the tournament.

Orgeron and Team USA began preparations for the World Cup with exhibitions against the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team in Plant City, Fla., (June 25), Salem, Va. (June 29) and Bowie, Md. (July 1). The squad recently competed in the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship (July 9-17).

Orgeron is the first Ragin’ Cajuns softball player to compete as a member of the USA Softball Women’s National Team.

The complete domestic ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com live air schedule of the World Cup of Softball VI is below:

July 21 at 7 p.m.

USA vs. Czech Republic


July 22 at 7 p.m.

USA vs. Australia


July 23 at 1 p.m.

(Tape delayed broadcast of Noon game)

USA vs. Canada


July 23 at 8 p.m.

USA vs. Japan


July 24 at 4 p.m.

USA vs. Great Britain


July 25 at 8 p.m.

Championship Game


All times are Central (CT) and subject to change

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