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Argentine National Team 2015 (courtesy of C.A.S. Argentina)

Argentina announces their roster for WBSC World Championship and Pan-Am Games

(Cap tip Blair Setford) (Rough Google Translation) “We’re going for glory!” Argentina already has the names seek glory in Canada. The National Team coaching staff, headed Julio Gamarci, today announced the list of players who will represent our country in the two major powers of the Men’s Softball: Saskatoon World Championship and Pan American Games […]

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Stockton CA squad knocks off 2014 Champs for Boatnik title

From the Daily Courier, Grants Pass Oregon, courtesy of Maurice Blankenship. Editor’s note: Congrats to the KW Pirates, and to the individual award winners, including MVP Garret Borba and MVPitcher Bobby Alvara, along with So Cal’s own, Lumar Goss who was named to the all tournament team. Regular readers of Fastpitch West will remember Lumar’s […]

Argentine National Team 2015 (courtesy of C.A.S. Argentina)

Argentina announces their roster for WBSC World Championship and Pan-Am Games

(Cap tip Blair Setford) (Rough Google Translation) “We’re going for glory!” Argentina already has the names seek glory in Canada. The National Team coaching staff, headed Julio Gamarci, today announced the list of players who will represent our country in the two major powers of the Men’s Softball: Saskatoon World Championship and Pan American Games […]

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Best of the West schedule – Santa Barbara, CA – June 5-7, 2015

23rd Annual Best of the West Schedule Friday June 5 700pm field 1 Clydesdales -New Zealand 19 Sat June 6 Field 1 Field 2 Field3 900am Clydesdales-Wolfpack J&B Paint NZ 19 Pala-Macaabi 10:45 Americans-Those Guys J&B Paint-Macaabi Pala-Buzzards 12:30 Clydesdales-Those Guys J&B Paint-Buzzards Wolfpack-Americans 2:15 Clydesdales-American Buzzards-Macaabi NZ 19-Pala 4:00 Wolfpack-Those Guys Buzzards-NZ19 Sun June […]

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KW Pirates are Champs of 2015 NAFA Boatnik Tournament – Grants Pass OR – May 23-24

Information courtesy of Kary Moore. Monday night update: KW Pirates – Boatnik Champs from Maurice Blankenship: Kw pirates won the boatnik tournament 7-0 in 5 inning over the se Oregon bandits Bobby Alvara pitched complete game 2 hitter. Lamar gross pitched complete game 2 hitter in 8-0 win over the Roseville Eagles. Brandon sharer pitched […]

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Topeka Toros top Page Brake for 2015 Joe Santos Memorial title

Info courtesy of Jacob Huff, Salt Lake Valley Men’s Fastpitch The Topeka KS Toros have captured the 2015 Joe Santos Memorial Tournament in Pueblo Colorado, edging Page Brake of Salt Lake City, Utah, 8-7. Page Brake reached the championship game after defeating the Pueblo Bandits, 3-2 behind a great pitching performance from Garrett Hone and […]

Navy Vet Ron White Honors the Lives of the Fallen (click to view)

Remember their names

Click link to view video. Navy Vet Ron White Honors the Lives of the Fallen For those who gave everything that we may breathe free, we honor you. Memorial Day 2015

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#GoSilent this Memorial Day at 12:01 PM EDT

This Memorial Day, remember to Honor the Fallen Go Silent this Memorial Day (Monday May 25, 2015) at 12:01 PM EDT (9:00 AM PDT) This Memorial Day, Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America, Inc.(IAVA) will lay a wreath before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery at 12:01 EDT. Gather your friends […]

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This Weekend in Fastball

With proper homage to Dennis Dosman and his TWIF Notes (This Week in Fastball), we share our list of events in the world of men’s fastball for this weekend: (click links for details on each) May 22-24, 2015 – Walcott, Iowa USA – Quad Cities Memorial Classic May 22-24, 2015 – Williamsburg, Ontario Canada – […]

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Men’s fastball greats in the women’s collegiate coaching ranks

Editor’s note: My favorite Facebook post of the day, from former USA team member Thomas Crouch of DeKalb, Illinois: Do you think the ladies commentating the Oregon vs NC St game have any idea that the two coaches are arguably one of the best 4-5 pitchers in history and the best American hitter ever in […]

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Blue Crew named for 2015 ISC World Tournament in South Bend

[Ayr, ON] – Twenty five of the best umpires from across North America will don the blue uniforms and grace the diamonds at the Belleville Sports Complex in South Bend, Indiana for the 2015 ISC World Tournament. As with the teams, being selected as one of the 25-member umpiring crew for the ISC World Tournament […]

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2015 ISC World Championship Guide available for pre-order

[Findlay, OH] -As the new fastpitch softball season gets rolling across North America, now is the time to pre-order your 2015 International Softball Congress World Championship Guide. Featuring Craig Crawford, of the Hill United Chiefs, driving in the game-winning run in last year’s ISC World Championship Game, the 2015 Guide also has MVP Jeff Ellsworth […]

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World-caliber teams hit Joe Santos Memorial tourney – Pueblo CO

From The Pueblo Chieftan BY Joe E. Cervi Fast-pitch softball might not be as popular as it once was. But the players today are every bit as good as those who played in the game’s heyday. When the 12th annual Joe Santos Memorial tournament begins today on the field that bears the name of the […]

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Sneak Peek of cover of 2015 ISC Media Guide

From ISC Canada East “Here’s a sneak peek at the cover of the 2015 ISC Guide. We’re a little late this year. Hopefully you’ll think it’s been worth the wait. Featuring Craig Crawford, Jeff Ellsworth and the two-time defending ISC World Champions Hill United Chiefs.”