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Baseball: Play resumes at Women's World Cup after shooting

August 16, 2010 |  2:05 pm

Play has resumed in the International Baseball Federation Women's World Cup in Venezuela after a freak accident over the weekend in which a stray bullet struck a Chinese player in the leg.

According to Gary Sementelli, whose daughter Marti pitches for the United States, the U.S. team was in lockdown at its hotel after Saturday's games were suspended in the wake of the incident. Security has been increased and the games have been moved from Caracas to Maracay.

Marti Sementelli, a reliever from Birmingham High, pitched seven innings Sunday during the United States' 5-0 victory over Cuba, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out nine. The U.S. has won two of its first three games.

--Ben Bolch