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Michelle Moultrie went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a stolen base on Thursday.

Friday June 20, 2014Moultrie Shines as Team USA Wins Pair of Exhibitions

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Michelle Moultrie went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a stolen base on Thursday.

The USA Softball Womenís National Team Selection Camp swept a doubleheader against the Virginia All-Stars on Thursday, winning by scores of 12-0 (5 innings) and 4-1. The twinbill marked the final chance for camp invitees to perform before the national team roster is unveiled. Former Gator All-American Michelle Moultrie starred at the plate in Game 1, when Team USAís pitching staff threw a no-hitter, and UF infielder Kelsey Stewart saw action in the nightcap.

 

Moultrie went 4-for-4 with four runs scored out of the leadoff spot for the Red, White and Blue, hitting a pair of doubles while driving in two runs and registering a stolen base in the opener. The UF alumna beat out an infield single to set the tone for Team USA in the bottom of the first, moving up one base on a walk before stealing third and then scoring on a teammateís two-run triple. In the second inning, the Jacksonville, Fla., native lined a two-base hit to right field with one out, advancing on a groundout before coming home on an RBI single.

 

Moultrie hit her second double with one out in the third during a stretch when Team USA had five straight hits. The two-base hit to center field plated two teammates, and the former Gator outfielder scored on the next play to produce her teamís fifth run during the six-run frame. Finally, Moultrie singled to left in the home half of the fourth to load the bases, coming home on a two-out single for the last run of the game as the Selection Camp invitees earned a mercy-rule victory.

 

Stewart was slotted third in the batting order for Team USA in Game 2. The Wichita, Kan., native drew a walk in the third inning, but she was stranded as her team used a pair of two-run home runs to gain a 4-1 win.

 

The Womenís National Team roster will be announced Sunday, and fans can visit the USA Softball website for more information. For the latest updates about the 2014 National Champion Gator Softball team, stay tuned to GatorZone.com, follow the Gators on Twitter and visit them on Facebook.

 

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