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Osterman strikes out 11 in win

Updated: August 16, 2004, 11:33 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Not sun. Not wind. Not Japan. Right now, nothing can stop the U.S. Olympic softball team.

Helped by two errors, one on a ball lost in the unforgiving Mediterranean glare, the Americans scored three runs in the eighth Monday for a 3-0 win over Japan. The victory extends the U.S. team's winning streak to 73 games.

Cat Osterman, the 21-year-old left-hander whose pitches dance around the strike zone, pitched a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts as the United States (3-0) ...

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