Jennie Finch hit an inside-the-park home run and the United States finished group play unbeaten after defeating the Czech Republic 9-0 at the world softball championships in Venezuela.
The victory gives the United States the top spot in Group B.
Japan also went 7-0 in Group A after its 10-0 win over South Africa. Four playoff games are set for today, with four more on Thursday. The championship game is Friday.
Richland grad Natalie Leyland and the Great Britain national team beat Argentina 2-1 to finish group play, but did not advance to today's playoffs.