Razorback softball coach working with USA team

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Razorback softball coach Mike Larabee is working with the 2009 USA Softball Qualifier Team in Maracay, Venezuela, in an effort to gain a berth for the U.S. in the 2011 Pan American Games.

The Pan American Qualifier Team is under the direction of Mississippi State coach Jay Miller, who assembled an all-Southeastern Conference staff: Larabee, Alabama coach Pat Murphy and Mississippi State assistant coach Karen Johns.

The U.S. team is 5-0 so far in play that began July 31 and will run Sunday.

The 2011 Pan American Games will be held Oct.13-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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