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World Cup of Softball: Muffed catch in second inning costs U.S.

Two runs would score on the play to help Japan take a 2-0 lead.

BY RHIANNON WALKER, Staff Writer, Published: July 15, 2013
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‘It just slipped’

In the top of the second inning against Japan, Yuka Ichiguchi hit a standard pop up to left field.

Rhea Taylor of the U.S. came charging in to make the play on the left field line, but the ball slipped out of her glove on what would have been a sure out.

Instead, Natsuko Ono...
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