Archive for the 'ISF' Category

NZ Black Sox impose one-strike drug policy

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

(click logo for original news story) By TONY SMITH – The Press Black Sox management have imposed a “zero-tolerance” drug policy and warned any player caught smoking cannabis will be banned from the 2013 world men’s softball championships in Auckland. The tough, new stance was announced at a national coaching conference in Wellington at the [...]

ASA/USA Boys Fastpitch Camp

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

From USA Softball’s Doug Lindaman: Thirty nine young male fastpitch players participated in the ASA/USA Softball junior men’s development camp in Rolla, Missouri on Wednesday, August 4. The camp was held at the Ber Juan Sportsplex one day prior to the ASA 16-Under, 18-Under and 23-Under national tourneys. The 39 players represented 12 states and [...]

ISF fighting for women’s AND MEN’S fastpitch in Olympics

Monday, August 9th, 2010

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Softball Federation has rejected baseball’s latest offer to join together in a bid for Olympic reinstatement. The softball body said Monday it wanted to continue trying independently to persuade the International Olympic Committee to include men’s and women’s fast-pitch competition at the 2020 Games. Read the full story here.

eSoftball Newsletter from Softball New Zealand – July 2010

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Click here for latest eSoftball Newsletter from Softball New Zealand. (PDF)

Aussie Steelers celebrate their anniversary as World Champions

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Cap tip, Al Doran: File this one under “How time flies” 27 July 2010 Today marks the anniversary of the Australian Open Men’s fastpitch Softball team – the Aussie Steelers – being crowned the World Champions at the XII ISF Men’s World Championships in Saskatoon, Canada. Sixteen countries took part in the Championship and the [...]

USA Women Back on Top

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

(click logo for original news story) The U.S. softball team regained it’s No.1 status in the world, with a decisive 7-0 win over Japan at the XII ISF Women’s Softball World Championships in Caracas, Venezuela. This is the team’s seventh straight title. Standout performances include outfielder Alissa Haber (Newark, Calif.) who hit seven doubles and [...]

Medal Games Today in Women’s ISF World Championships

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

From the USA Softball website: CARACAS, Venezuela – Cat Osterman (Houston, Texas) completed her first seven-inning game of the ISF World Championships, a one-hit, 12 strikeout performance, that helped lead USA Softball to a 4-0 defeat of Japan and a spot in the title game of the ISF Women’s Softball World Championship in Caracas, Venezuela. [...]

Medal Games Friday at Women’s ISF World Championships

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Thursday’s results: USA 4 Japan 0 Canada 1 China 0 The walk off win in the 7th by Canada assures them of a medal. Friday: Canada vs. Japan, loser gets bronze medal USA v. winner of Canada/Japan, winner gold, loser silver Click logo for Women’s ISF World Championships Website Click here for Google Translate (you [...]

USA Women reach the title game

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Stanford grads Mendoza, Haber, Lappin each record a hit for the Americans (click logo for original news story) The United States’ women’s softball national team turned two hits, a walk and an error into three runs in the bottom of the first inning, all it would need as it turned out, in beating Japan, 4-0, [...]

Argentina’s Agustina Godoy among the best in the world

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

From our friend in Argentina, Martin Jorge: (Google Translation) (Agustina Godoy, Argentina’s All World shortstop) Although the Argentina was eliminated from playoff XII ISF World Softball Championships, Caracas 2010, the national news for softball are not over. Today, the tournament organizers reported averages of attack and defense of the round robin, with the presence in [...]