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USA Softball players practice on campus, tour new stadium

June 16, 2014  | 

Two selling points for Liberty University’s softball program — its new stadium and its head coach, Olympic gold medalist Dot Richardson — left members of the USA Women’s National Team awestruck on Tuesday.

“It’s probably one of the state-of-the-art softball stadiums in the United States right now,” Team USA Head Coach Ken Eriksen said after visiting the facility, which is in the final phases of construction. “You’re not going to find that kind of ballpark anywhere in the country, no matter what conference you’re in. It’s a palatial park for any student-athlete to want to come to.”

Lynchburg is the first stop on the team’s 2014 Exhibition Tour. It will face a Central Virginia All-Star team coached by Richardson in a doubleheader on Friday at 7 p.m. at City Stadium, before putting on a softball clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Peaks View Park for ages 6-18. The games and practices are serving as part of the team’s selection process.

Read the full story from the Liberty University News Office.

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