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Candrea keeps team challenged

Updated: August 22, 2004, 9:44 PM ET
By Sherry Skalko | ESPN.com

ATHENS, Greece -- Mike Candrea is the Joe Torre of women's softball. Without the divas.

Think of it: Team USA has the most feared pitching staff in the world, a defense that takes it as a personal affront when a player reaches base and a dynamic offense that can produce runs from any part of the lineup.

"Does he have a difficult job?" second baseman Lovieanne Jung pondered after the United States shut out Australia 5-0 on Sunday. "No. Maybe during practice, but when we get out ...

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