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USA Wins Gold In PanAm Softball

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Team USA's Rhea Taylor (Univ. of Mo.) bunts during a softball game at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara Mexico. (Getty/Dennis Grombkowski)

Team USA’s Rhea Taylor (Univ. of Mo.) bunts during a softball game at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara Mexico. (Getty/Dennis Grombkowski)

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - The U.S. softball team won its seventh straight gold medal at the Pan American Games by beating Canada 11-1 in four innings Sunday.

The Americans (including Mizzou players Chelsea Thomas and Rhea Taylor) dominated the tournament, finishing 9-0 to win their eighth gold medal in the sport at the regional competition.

The United States earned four other gold medals early Sunday, including two in water skiing, one in triathlon and one in equestrian.

Regina Jaquess won the women’s slalom event in water skiing, while Jonathan Travers earned gold in the men’s event.

Sarah Haskins earned a quota spot for the United States at the 2012 London Olympics by winning the women’s triathlon, and the eventing team of Hannah Burnett, Shannon Lilley, Lynn Symansky, Buck Davidson and Michael Pollard won the team gold.

Copyright Associated Press

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