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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – UNCG sophomore infielder Aisha Figueroa (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) is playing for the Puerto Rico full national team at the 2012 Softball World Cup this week in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Hall of Fame Stadium. Figueroa and the Puerto Rico team will play six games in the tournament running June 28-July 2, with all games streamed live online.
Figueroa batted leadoff in the first game of the tournament in Puerto Rico's 2-1 loss to Brazil. She posted two of the team's five hits, while scoring one run and posting a stolen base. She followed that up with two at-bats against the United States on the second day of the tournament in a five-inning 8-0 loss.
Figueroa will also play Friday against the Netherlands at 2 p.m. (CT), Australia Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (CT) and Canada Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (CT). Additionally, Puerto Rico will play in one of three games Monday determining the final standings in the Softball World Cup event.
Figueroa is making her second stint with the national team program as she participated in the 2011 Pan American Games for Puerto Rico in Guadalajara, Mexico. She started all seven games, while playing second base and batting second in the order. She posted a team-best .409 batting average (9-of-22) mark, the fourth-best average at the tournament.
Figueroa, a 2011 Southern Conference All-Freshman team selection, played in 43 games for the Spartans this spring. She posted a .283 batting average with 41 hits, while stealing a team-high 14 bases.
Puerto Rico National Team World Cup Schedule
Puerto Rico vs. Brazil (June 28 @ 9 a.m. CT)
Puerto Rico vs. USA (June 28 @ 6 p.m. CT)
Puerto Rico vs. Netherlands (June 29 @ 2 p.m. CT)
Puerto Rico vs. Australia (June 30 @ 8:30 p.m. CT)
Puerto Rico vs. Canada (July 1 @ 7:30 p.m. CT)
Puerto Rico vs. TBA – Medal Round
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