OTTAWA, Ontario – Former Oregon State softball standout Marina Demore, a four-year pitcher who wrapped up her collegiate career with a 21-win season in 2013, was part of a select group of 17 athletes named to the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team, Softball Canada announced recently.
The group will compete at the US World Cup of Softball VIII from July 11-14 in Oklahoma City, Okla. and the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship from July 16-22 in Surrey, BC. Following those two events, the coaching staff will select a final roster of 17 players to represent Canada at the VIII Women’s Pan American Championship, scheduled for August 10-18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Demore, who hails from Richmond, BC, recently wrapped up a sterling career in the circle for the Orange & Black. She was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention pick this past season after compiling a 21-13 record to become the first Oregon State pitcher since 2007 to win 20 games. She posted a career-best 3.00 ERA and also shattered her previous highs by tallying 19 complete games and six shutouts. Her 40 career wins are 10th all-time at Oregon State and her 341 strikeouts are eighth.
Last summer, Demore joined the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team for the first time after earning invitations to the final selection camps in each of the previous four years. She appeared for her country at both the 2012 Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship and the US World Cup of Softball VII.
Ducks News: USA Wins Gold at Pan American Games Qualifier
Courtesy: GoDucks.com: 08/14/2013
Jessica Moore and Cheridan Hawkins pitched a combined 36.2 innings at the Pan American Games Qualifier, allowing just six earned runs.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The USA Women's National Softball Team defeated Canada, in a game where both Cheridan Hawkins and Jessica Moore made appearances, to claim gold at the Pan American Games Qualifier Sunday evening. Team USA defeated Canada 8-1 and finished the tournament with a perfect 9-0 record.
Fueled by the efforts of Hawkins and Moore, the American pitching staff held opponents in the Pan American Games Qualifier to a .165 batting average, combining for a 1.05 ERA with six shutouts.
Moore, who was a first team All-American for the Ducks last season, led all Team USA pitchers with 22.1 innings pitched. The Sutter, Calif., native allowed just 15 hits and two earned runs, while striking out 10 batters. Moore held a 3-0 record in the circle with a 0.62 ERA.
Hawkins pitched 14.1 innings for the Red, White and Blue, and held a perfect 2-0 record. The sophomore struck out 23 batters, second-best among all Team USA ptichers, and held a 1.95 ERA.