March 30, 2015

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Aussie Steelers team named for 2015 WBSC Men’s World Championships

Cap tip Israel Nukunuku Softball Australia announced today the 17 man team plus 3 reserves for the Aussie Steelers men’s team that will compete for the 14th Men’s Softball World Championship to be played in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada from 26 June to 5 July. The selectors for the men’s national team picked from the 29 player squad announced yesterday. The players representing Australia this year are: STEELERS TEAM 2015 James Brownlow NSW Shaun Goffer QLD Kieran O'Leary NSW Marshall Kronk QLD Harrison Peters NSW Julian Jemmott QLD James Todhunter NSW Nick Shailes QLD Peter Wards NSW Adam Folkard ACT Aaron Cockman WA Andrew Kirkpatrick ACT Mark Harris WA Nick Norton ACT Andrew Havercroft WA Zenon Winters ACT Ryan Sinclair VIC Non Traveling Reserves Cameron Bint NSW Joel Goodall VIC Josh McGovern ACT Head Coach Laing Harrow Assistant Coach Bob Harrow Assistant Coach Darin Hebditch Manager Michael Titheradge The team includes four players from National Champions ACT 89ers and features the world’s best pitcher Adam Folkard. NSW has the … [Read More...]

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2015 Hayward Fastpitch Tournament – May 2-3

From: Fred Williams, Tournament Coordinator (510)772-0930 basefjwilliams [at] aol.com Greetings from Hayward, the Northern California Hawaiian Athletic Assn. (NCHAA) in conjunction with ASA, West Coast Fastpitch & the Hayward Area Park & Recreation District extends an invitation to your team to participate in our event May 2nd & 3rd at the Alden E Oliver Sports […]

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Aussie Steelers team named for 2015 WBSC Men’s World Championships

Cap tip Israel Nukunuku Softball Australia announced today the 17 man team plus 3 reserves for the Aussie Steelers men’s team that will compete for the 14th Men’s Softball World Championship to be played in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada from 26 June to 5 July. The selectors for the men’s national team picked from the 29 […]

2015 List of Tournaments in The Great State of Texas

From our friend in the Great State of Texas, John Limon: Hello Fastball Friends, Sponsor’s, Manager’s and Player’s. The following is a list of Our Tournaments here in The Great State of Texas. Here in Texas the hospitality is as Big as our State and I know I speak for all Tournament Directors and Team […]

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2015 Kelowna May Days Fastpitch Tournament – May 15-18

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Roseville Eagles 2015 Golf Tournament – April 4

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OC Heart Walk Saturday March 7th at Anaheim Stadium

From Roberta Thompson, wife of the late Dewey Thompson, who passed away during a fastpitch game in March 2004 in Palm Springs, California. We encourage readers to contribute to the cause, In Memory of Dewey Thompson Please support Dwight’s HeartLights Please take a minute to support Dwight’s HeartLights!! As some of you know we lost […]

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2015 SCIFL season kicks off Saturday-Sunday – March 7-8 at Santa Fe Springs, CA

The So Cal Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) kicks off its 2015 season Saturday, March 7 and Sunday March 8 at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Editor’s note: Be sure to see the SCIFL website note advising that the Pioneer exits will be closed in both directions due freeway work. Vicki Oltean will […]

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Pools, Schedule Announced for 2015 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship

Plant City, FL (USA) – The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced the pools and official tournament schedule of the 2015 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship taking place in Saskatoon, Canada from June 26 to 5 July 5, 2015. The fourteenth edition of the men’s flagship softball event will showcase a total of 73 games, […]

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New Zealand Black Sox coach Mark Sorenson faces some ‘tough calls’ after world championships trial

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2015 California Classic at Sonora, California – June 6-7

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