Softball at the 2011 Pan American Games

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Softball
at the XVI Pan American Games
Softball pictogram.svg
Venue Pan American Softball Stadium
Dates October 15 – October 23
Competitors 134 from 8 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Canada
Bronze medal    Cuba
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Softball at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara were held in between October 17 and 23. All games were played at the Pan American Softball Stadium. Pan American softball is competed by women only, while men compete in the similar sport of baseball. Each team can enter a team of 17 athletes for a maximum of 136 competitors for this tournament.[1]

The United States were the defending champions from the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.

On October 23, the United States defeated Canada to win its seventh straight gold medal.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 1 0 0 1
2 Canada 0 1 0 1
3 Cuba 0 0 1 1
Total 1 1 1 3

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's  United States (USA)
Chelsea Thomas
Kelly Grieve
Rhea Taylor
Stacy Johnson
Jordan Taylor
Kaitlin Cochran
Keilani Ricketts
Whitney Canion
Michelle Moultrie
Christine Orgeron
Molly Johnson
Valerie Arioto
Ashley Holcombe
Lauren Gibson
Amelia Leles
Meagan May
Taylor Hoagland
 Canada (CAN)
Jenna Caira
Jocelyn Cater
Erin Cumpstone
Heather Ebert
Kelsey Haberl
Victoria Hayward
Ashley Lanz
Danielle Lopez
Joey Lye
Melanie Matthews
Sarah Phillips
Kaleigh Rafter
Jillian Russell
Jennifer Salling
Hannah Schwarz
Brittany Hicks
Megan Timpf
Jennifer Yee
 Cuba (CUB)
Ludisleydis Napoles
Marlen Bubaire
Lidibet Castellon
Anisley Lopez
Katia Coello
Maylin Sanchez
Yusmelis Ocaña
Yaleisa Soto
Yanitza Aviles
Aleanna de Armas
Maritza Toledo
Yamisleidys Casanova
Yuselys Acosta
Diamela Puentes
Yusmeri Pacheco
Yarisleidy Rosario
Leanneyi Gomez

Schedule[edit]

The competition will be spread out across seven days.[2]

    Preliminary round     Semifinals  M  Event finals
October 17th
Mon
18th
Tue
19th
Wed
20th
Thu
21st
Fri
22nd
Sat
23rd
Sun
Gold
medals
Women's tournament M 1

Teams[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The top 7 teams from the 2009 Pan American Championship and hosts Mexico qualified teams for the tournament.[1]

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1  Mexico
2009 Pan American Softball Championship[3] July 31 – August 9, 2009 Venezuela Maracay 7  United States
 Canada
 Venezuela
 Cuba
 Argentina
 Dominican Republic
 Puerto Rico
TOTAL 8

Participants[edit]

Competition format[edit]

Eight teams compete in the Pan American softball tournament, and the competition consists of two rounds. The preliminary round follows a round robin format, where each of the teams plays all the other teams once. Following this, the top four teams advance to a page playoff system round consisting of two semifinal games, and finally the bronze and gold medal games.

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the semifinals
Eliminated

All times are Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Rank Team W L RS RA
1  United States 7 0 54 6
2  Cuba 5 2 28 13
3  Venezuela 5 2 31 20
4  Canada 5 2 46 23
5  Dominican Republic 2 5 22 37
6  Mexico 2 5 18 37
7  Puerto Rico 2 5 27 42
8  Argentina 0 7 4 59

[4]

Schedule[edit]

October 17, 2011
9:00
Dominican Republic  2 – 3  Puerto Rico Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 350
Boxscore
October 17, 2011
11:00
Mexico  0 – 7  Venezuela Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 600
Boxscore
October 17, 2011
13:00
Argentina  0 – 7  Cuba Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 100
Boxscore
October 17, 2011
16:00
Canada  10 – 2  Puerto Rico Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 300
Boxscore
October 17, 2011
18:00
United States  10 – 0  Venezuela Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 0
Boxscore
October 17, 2011
20:00
Mexico  1 – 3  Dominican Republic Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 500
Boxscore
October 18, 2011
9:00
Venezuela  8 – 1  Argentina Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
October 18, 2011
11:00
Puerto Rico  1 – 4  Cuba Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 200
Boxscore
October 18, 2011
13:00
United States  10 – 0  Dominican Republic Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 200
Boxscore
October 18, 2011
16:00
Canada  4 – 3  Venezuela Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 350
Boxscore
October 18, 2011
18:00
Canada  2 – 4  Cuba Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 773
Boxscore
October 18, 2011
20:00
Mexico  0 – 7  United States Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 785
Boxscore
October 19, 2011
9:00
Canada  11 – 0  Argentina Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
October 19, 2011
11:00
Argentina  1 – 11  Dominican Republic Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 183
Boxscore
October 19, 2011
13:00
United States  3 – 0  Cuba Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 375
Boxscore
October 19, 2011
16:00
United States  4 – 1  Puerto Rico Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 415
Boxscore
October 19, 2011
18:00
Venezuela  3 – 2  Cuba Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 659
Boxscore
October 19, 2011
20:00
Mexico  1 – 8  Canada Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 0
Boxscore
October 20, 2011
9:00
Puerto Rico  10 – 0  Argentina Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 100
Boxscore
October 20, 2011
11:00
Venezuela  10 – 3  Dominican Republic Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
October 20, 2011
13:00
Canada  5 – 12  United States Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 321
Boxscore
October 20, 2011
16:00
Mexico  4 – 2  Argentina Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 400
Boxscore
October 20, 2011
18:00
Mexico  0 – 5  Cuba Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 599
Boxscore
October 21, 2011
9:00
Cuba  6 – 1  Dominican Republic Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
October 21, 2011
11:00
Canada  6 – 2  Dominican Republic Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 185
Boxscore
October 21, 2011
13:00
Venezuela  10 – 5  Puerto Rico Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 250
Boxscore
October 21, 2011
16:00
United States  8 – 0  Argentina Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 300s
Boxscore
October 21, 2011
18:00
Mexico  12 – 5  Puerto Rico Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 453
Boxscore

Medal Round[edit]

The loser of 1&2 seed game will play the winner of the 3&4 seed game in the bronze medal match. The loser of the bronze medal match wins the bronze medal while the winner goes on to play the winner of the 1&2 seed game for the gold medal in the gold medal match.

  Semifinals Bronze medal game Gold medal game
                           
1   United States 13  
2   Cuba 1         1   United States 11
      2   Cuba 0   4   Canada 1
  4   Canada 4  
3   Venezuela 1
4   Canada 11  

Semifinals[edit]

October 22, 2011
16:00
Canada  11 – 1  Venezuela Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 150
Boxscore
October 22, 2011
18:00
United States  13 – 1  Cuba Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 0
Boxscore

Bronze medal match[edit]

October 23, 2011
10:00
Cuba  0 – 4  Canada Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 359
Boxscore

Gold Medal Match[edit]

October 23, 2011
12:00
United States  11 – 1  Canada Pan American Softball Stadium, Guadalajara
Attendance: 555
Boxscore


 2011 Pan American Games Winners 

United States
8th title

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
Gold medal icon.svg  United States 9 – 0
Silver medal icon.svg  Canada 7 – 3
Bronze medal icon.svg  Cuba 5 – 4
4  Venezuela 5 – 3
5  Dominican Republic 2 – 5
6  Mexico 2 – 5
7  Puerto Rico 2 – 5
8  Argentina 0 – 7

References[edit]