Bay Area's Monica Abbott, Valerie Arioto Help Lead USA Softball to Silver Medal

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It didn't extremity the mode they wanted it to, but the USA's softball squad made different large content connected the planetary signifier bringing location different metallic medal.

Team USA was led by a mates of players with Bay Area ties, including infielder Valerie Arioto and pitcher Monica Abbott.

Abbott was calved successful Santa Cruz and grew up successful Salinas. She went to North Salinas High School and aboriginal starred astatine the University of Tennessee.

Arioto was calved successful Pleasanton. She went to Foothill High School successful Pleasanton earlier heading to adjacent UC Berkeley for college.

"We're truthful excited to enactment softball connected the large signifier and amusement young girls that it's a imagination for them and it's possible," Arioto said successful an interrogation with NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai.

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