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U.S. cruises at World Cup

Updated: June 29, 2012, 11:03 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- U.S. softball coach Ken Eriksen calls it "aggressive discipline" -- the art of being patient and drawing walks.

His squad excelled at it Thursday on the opening day of the World Cup of Softball.

The U.S. combined seven hits with seven walks and cruised to an 8-0 win in five innings over Puerto Rico. Four of those walks came during a five-run third-inning outburst by the U.S., which scored in each of its four at-bats. All but one U.S. starter reached base safely at ...

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