In a game to determine a spot in the finals alongside Japan of the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, British Columbia, Team USA fell to Australia 2-1 in a game that needed extra innings to determine a victor.
Former Tennessee player Raven Chavanne was 1-for-5 and had a chance for a walk-off hit with two outs in the bottom of the 8th and runners on second and third.
But Chavanne popped out to shortstop, and team USA missed a shot at a rematch with Japan for the title.
Australia had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning.
Former Tennessee player Lauren Gibson had two hits in a game where the U. S. was able to get plenty of hits, but had a hard time scoring runs. Team USA managed 11 hits but stranded 14 baserunners.
Team USA was held scoreless for six innnings before scoring their only run in the bottom of the seventh to force extras.
Australia and Japan played late Monday to determine the tournament champion.
On Sunday night, Japan ace Yukiki Ueno shut down Gibson, Chavanne and the rest of Team USA in a 5-0 shutout that ended a six-game American winning streak and gave Japan a spot in the championship game.
Ueno allowed only two hits.