October 31, 2014

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USA Men secure No. 4 playoff seed with shutout victory over Guatemala at Men’s Pan American Championship

From Codi Warren, USA Softball BOX SCORE PARANA, Argentina – The USA Softball Men’s National Team completed round robin action at the IX Conpasa Men’s Fastpitch Panam Championship on Thursday evening with a 1-0 shutout win over Guatemala, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. With the win, the USA Men locked up a […]

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USA blanks host country Argentina 1-0 at Men’s Pan American Championship

From Codi Warren, USA Softball BOX SCORE PARANA, Argentina – In front of packed stadium, the USA Softball Men’s National team earned its third victory at the IX Conpasa Men’s Fastpitch Panam Championship over host country Argentina in a 1-0 decision the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. Scoring in the first inning, the […]

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Canada rallies from down 3-1 in 7th to beat USA, remain undefeated

With USA leading 3-1 in the T of 7th, Greg Garrity hits 3 run homer to win it for Canada, which remains undefeated. USA rallied in the B7, loading bases, but did not score. Watch for update later, more details. STANDINGS TEAM W L Canada 5 0 Argentina 3 1 Dominican Republic 3 2 Venezuela […]

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USA (2-2) face unbeaten Canada today (4-0) at Pan Am Qualifier in Parana Arg

Up next for the Team USA is a matchup against an undefeated Canada today at 2 p.m. CT. Live stats and live streaming are available via USA Softball.com

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Dominican Republic defeats USA Men 6-1 at Men’s Pan American Championship

From Codi Warren, USA Softball BOX SCORE PARANA, Argentina – The USA Men’s Fastpitch National Team could not overcome a three-run third inning, suffering a 6-1 loss to the Dominican Republic at the IX Conpasa Men’s Fastpitch Panam Championship the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. Team USA struck first with a run in […]

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USA Men pick up two wins at Men’s Pan American Championship; move to 2-1 in round robin action

From Codi Warren, USA Softball PARANA, Argentina – The USA Men’s Fastpitch National Team rebounded from their opening day loss at the IX Conpasa Men’s Fastpitch Panam Championship, picking up a 2-1 (9 inning) win over Venezuela and a 4-2 victory over Cuba. Announced today by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball , Team USA’s […]

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USA 2, Venezuela 1 in 9 innings

From Codi Warren, USA Softball Tony Mancha came up big again today. After striking out 18 yesterday in a touch 2-1 loss to Mexico, he came on in the 8th in relief of Josh Johnson who threw 7 shutout innings, got a strikeout to quell a 2nd and 3rd rally for Venezuela after they tied […]

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Pan-Am Qualifier at Parana Arg. – Canada (1-0) to face Mexico today

From ISC Canada East Team Canada follows up yesterday’s exciting 1-0 win at 4 pm today vs Mexico at the #PanAm2014 qualifier. Click the link for the live stream, which was working fine last night. http://9panamericanosoftbol2014.com/eng/index.php/on-line

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Mancha leads USA Men National Team from the circle despite a 2-1, extra inning loss to Mexico

From Codi Warren, USA Softball BOX SCORE PARANA, Argentina – It was a battle of the pitchers in the USA Softball Men’s National Team opening game of the IX Conpasa Men’s Fastpitch Panam Championship against Mexico as the U.S. came up short in a 2-1 (11 inning) loss the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA softball announced […]

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Great game from USA ‘s Tony Mancha not enough in 2-1 loss to Mexico

A great day by Tony Mancha wasn’t enough to carry USA Men’s National Team to a win on Friday, as USA Men’s National Team fell to Mexico 2-1 at Ing. Nafaldo Cargnel Field in 11 innings. Mancha worked out of 22 tough situations for USA Men’s National Team. He pitched 10 innings and allowed one […]

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Pan-Am Qualifier in Parana Argentina – USA v. Mexico – 11 AM PDT (with links to live scoring)

The USA’s men’s national fast pitch team will take on Mexico today at 2 him EDT, 1pm CT and 11 AM PDT. Live Stats Live Scorebook Click here to follow the action, with stats and streaming. USA Roster Player # Name 2 Lucas Goring 4 Matt Palazzo 7 Bobby Rosthenhausler 8 Frank DeGroat Jr. 9 […]

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USA Softball Men’s National Team arrives in Argentina for Pan American Games and World Championship Qualifier

PARANA, Argentina – The USA Softball Men’s National Team arrived in Argentina on Monday as the team looks to qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games and 2014 International Softball Federation (ISF) XIV Men’s World Championship the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. Team USA will compete in a series of exhibition games against […]

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Mike Piechnik to be inducted into the ISF Hall of Fame – October 18, 2014

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Information courtesy of Softball BC:

2014 ISF HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

MIKE PIECHNIK

Mike Piechnik will be inducteed into the ISF Hall of Fame during the Softball BC Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday October 18, 2014. The event will take place at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel in Richmond, BC.

Mike Piechnik began his softball career at the age of 15 as an outfielder with a strong arm and bat. He quickly became interested in pitching and started to practice by pitching to his older brother Andy at their farm home. His dedication to fitness and his strong work ethic shaped by his father, quickly propelled his softball career to become one of the top left-handed pitchers in the game. He went on to win over 10 provincial Championships, and would go on to have great success at the Senior Men’s Canadian Championships from 1991-2001. During this time he became a dominant Pitcher on the World stage.

Mike has won four Canadian Championship Gold medals (1991, 1992, 1997 and 2001) and earned numerous awards, including Top Pitcher (1990, 1993, 1995 and 1998), Most Valuable Player – Qualifying Round (1993), and Top Player – Championship Round (1992 and 2001). Some of his major accomplishments included pitching six games in two days to win gold (1991), winning Gold and pitching with a perfect earned run average of 0.00 (1992), and pitching back-to-back perfect games (1993). After having back surgery in 2000, he came back to win the 2001 Senior Men’s Championship at the age of 40.

Mike has also won two U.S. Men’s National Championships (1993, 1996) and won top pitcher honours in both. He is the current record holder for most strikeouts in a U.S. National Championship (1998) with 140 strike-outs in 7 games! One marathon game went an amazing 20 innings, where Mike struck out 46 batters on route to winning a 1-0 pitching duel.

Mike was a valuable member of Canada’s Men’s program from 1987 to 1999. Highlights in his career with Canada include winning two Gold medals at the Pan American Games (1995, 1999), and a Gold and Silver medal at the I.S.F. World Championship (1992, 1996). At the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina, he went 3-0 and helped Canada win Gold. He then backed that performance up at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, with a 4-0 record, including being the winning pitcher in the Gold medal game.

When Canada competed at the 1992 ISF World Championship in Manila, Mike went a perfect 5-0 as Canada won the Gold medal. He then backed that up with another perfect 4-0 performance at the 1996 I.S.F. World Championship in Midland, Michigan, where Canada won the Silver medal. He also played in three North American Challenge Cups, winning Gold in 1991 and Silver in 1992 and 1993, and was Most Valuable Pitcher and Most Valuable Player at the event in 1992.

As one of the top pitchers in the World during his career, Mike is truly deserving of his place in the ISF Hall of Fame.

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