Former Viking Parkerson helps Great Britain place fifth at World Cup
July 27, 2011
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Former Western Washington University softball player Morgan Parkerson helped Great Britain place fifth among six teams at the sixth World Cup of Softball held July 21-25 at Oklahoma City, Okla.
Parkerson, who played for the Vikings from 2006 to 2009, was 3-for-12 (.250 batting average) as Great Britain won two of six games, both over Czech Republic. She was 2-for-3, driving in one run, in a 3-2 victory; and 1-for-2 in a 6-1 win that clinched fifth place.
A first baseman, Parkerson did not commit an error in 30 fielding chances.
USA (5-1) won its fifth straight championship, defeating Japan (4-2), 6-4, in the title game. Canada (4-2) was third and Australia (3-3) fourth.
Parkerson hit .286 for Western as a senior in 2009, earning Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star honorable mention. She also was a GNAC academic all-star for the second time that season. Her first collegiate hit was a two-run homer against Western Oregon on Apr. 7, 2006.
As a sophomore in 2007, Parkerson hit .275 for the Vikings, who reached the NCAA Division II West Regional.
Parkerson, who has dual citizenship, was a first-team all-Europe pick as a senior at RAF Lakenheath High School, hitting .740. She earned all-tournament honors, helping the Lancers place second at European Championships.
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