From Codi Warren, USA Softball:
STEVENS, Pa. — Members of the 2017 USA Softball Men’s National Team (MNT) arrived in Stevens, Pa., where the team will participate in the Rodney Fox Memorial Tournament. Team USA will compete in four games against local men’s fast pitch teams on Saturday before entering into the playoff rounds on Sunday.
The USA Softball MNT will open play at 9 a.m. ET against PA Power followed by a 10:45 a.m. ET match against Kelly’s. Back-to-back games later in the day against Kurtz (5:45 p.m. ET) and Farmersville (7:30 p.m. ET) close out round robin games to determine the playoff bracket. Select games at the Rodney Fox Memorial Tournament will be live streamed, and links can be found on the tournament website by clicking here.
The Rodney Fox Memorial Tournament is one of three events in which members of the 2017 MNT will compete in prior to the 2017 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men’s World Championship. The team will also participate in the Father’s Day Memorial Tournament in Houston, Texas from June 16-18 and the Vancouver Challenge July 1-3 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The final 17-player roster for the 2017 USA Softball MNT will be determined prior to the WBSC Men’s Women’s World Championship, which will be held July 4-17 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
With Denny Bruckert at the helm of the Men’s Program, the U.S. coaching staff also includes Greg Hicks (Bakersfield, Calif.), Gregg Leather (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Nick McCurry (Ashland, Ohio).
Live stats for all of Team USA’s games at the Rodney Fox Memorial Tournament, recaps and more will be available at USASoftball.com.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million. USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.
As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.
Editor’s note: Here is the schedule of games starting tomorrow morning at 9AM EDT, 6AM (yawn) for those of us on the west coast:
Sat May 206:00AM PDTPA Power
Sat May 207:45AM PDTKelly’s
Sat May 202:45PM PDTKurtz
Sat May 204:30PM PDTFarmersville
USA Men’s National Team Roster
|4||Matt Palazzo||1B, IF||L||R|
|77||Chase Turner||OF, IF||L||R|