Creger Represented the United States on the USA Softball Women's National Team this Summer
Sept. 18, 2013
TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa senior pitcher Aimee Creger competed in four international tournaments over the summer, representing her country as part of the USA Softball Women's National Team.
In the final tournament of the summer tour, she helped Team USA win Gold at the Pan American Games Qualifier in Puerto Rico. She made two appearances and one start, striking out nine batters and allowing just one hit and two walks in 5.0 total innings.
In her strongest outing of the summer, Creger pitched a one-hit shutout in Team USA's 12-0 win over Colombia at the Pan Am Games Qualifier. She struck out seven batters and allowed just two walks in the complete-game four-inning victory. She also pitched an inning in Team USA's 16-0 victory over Aruba, striking out two batters.
The prior weekend at the Mayor's Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Creger pitched 5.0 innings, totaling seven strikeouts and zero hits allowed. She tossed 3.0 innings in relief, allowing no hits and striking out five batters in a 5-1 victory over Argentina. She also pitched 2.0 hitless innings of relief in a 10-1 win over Puerto Rico, striking out two batters.
In all, the TU All-American from Yukon, Okla., pitched 15.0 innings with 18 strikeouts and nine hits allowed in eight appearances spread over July and August.
Creger made three appearances at the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City and two contests at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, British Columbia in July.
Her best outing of the Canadian Open came against Venezuela, when she tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with a strikeout. She also tossed an inning against Japan, recording a strikeout and a walk.
Creger made two appearances in the World Cup of Softball, pitching 1.1 innings against Puerto Rico, and 0.2 innings against Japan in her first game action with Team USA.
Team USA also won Gold at the Mayor's Cup, claimed the silver medal at the World Cup of Softball, and took home a third-place finish at the Canadian Open.
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