2005 — In Oklahoma City, the United States is beaten in an international softball game for the first time since 2002, losing 2-1 to Canada in the inaugural World Cup of Softball. The U.S., which has won the gold medal in three straight Olympics, last lost an international game on July 4, 2002, 6-1 to Japan at the U.S. Cup.
Canada starting pitcher Danielle Lawrie runs off the field after Canada defeated the USA in the first game of the World Cup of Softball tournament, in Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 14, 2005. Lawrie (1-0), an 18-year-old from Langley, British Columbia, pitched a complete game, giving up one run on five hits. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)