Win over Japan puts USA back on track at World Cup of Softball

Saturday, July 23, 2011 | 11:58 p.m. CDT; updated 12:31 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 24, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY — In the absence of the U.S. softball team's familiar Olympic stars, Valerie Arioto is showing she's ready to perform in crunch time.