Archive for the ‘Youth’ Category

USA Softball Jr. Men’s Team – Open Call

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The USA Softball Jr. Men’s National Team is still looking for players.

** These players need to be born in 1993-1996
** No softball experience needed to be part of National Team.
** Training will be in summer of 2011
** World Championships are in Parana, Argentina in 2012

Please give these young men a chance to represent their country. If you know someone, please forward the link below.

Click here to enter player bio and contact info.

We know there are many players out there that just don’t know there is a boy’s national team.

Please help us.
Thank You

Head Coach
USA Softball Jr Men’s
National Team

Argentina 2012

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Yesterday, we posted an announcement on the Argentina Jr. Boy’s team. Today, we are pleased to share a nicely produced video from the folks in Parana, Argentina, hosts for the 2012 ISF Jr. World Championships.

Parana was described to me by my friend Martin Jorge:

Parana is a nice city to go, it’s on the shore of an important river, called Parana River. It’s one of the most important rivers in the country. It’s a city who loves softball, they play the better softball in the country… in fact, almost every player who made ISC are from Parana (only Lucas Mata isn’t). They have a nice stadium (the 1995 Pan American Games were played in this stadium), a very nice field in front of the stadium, and 3 or 4 nice diamonds in the city, which I’m sure will be improved for 2012.

Ipswich Under-19s runners-up at titles

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

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By Jay Buchan

Ipswich players watch a team-mate bat against Toowoomba on Saturday on their way to a runners-up finish at the Queenslandunder-19 men’s softball titles at Leichhardt.

Rob Williams
IPSWICH men’s softball appears to be in safe hands.

The home team finished runners-up at the under-19 men’s state titles, which began on Friday and finished yesterday at Leichhardt.

Ipswich went confidently into yesterday afternoon’s final but couldn’t match tournament favourites and defending champions Redlands, losing a one-sided contest 9-1.

“It’s disappointing but I’m still happy making the final,” Ipswich coach Steve Muller said of his team’s successful campaign.

Click here for entire news story.

19th Annual Missouri Boys’ High School Fastpitch Tournament – Oct 2-3 – Chillicothe, Missouri

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The 19th annual Missouri Boys’ High School Fastpitch Tournament will be held this Friday and Saturday at Danner Park in Chillicothe, Missouri.

There are currently 18 boys’ teams playing fastpitch in the NW corner of the state. A new bracket this year features a 13 team field.

The top 3 seeds receive a bye and then join everyone else in Friday night’s second round games.
Last year a consolation bracket was added and received many positive comments.

Click here for bracket.

Tournament Info below.
Map to Danner Park, Chillicothe, Missouri

See you at the ball park.

Eric Lewis
Winston High School
Chairman Boys’ State Softball

Editor’s note:
It occurs to me that in its 19th year and running — this tournament started before this year’s players were born. Great work, Missouri !

INFO after the jump


Young Bucks Tournament – Santa Barbara CA – Nov 20-21

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Beautiful Elings Park ballfields overlooking the Pacific ocean at Santa Barbara, home to the annual Best of the West tournament will be the site for the Young Bucks tournament in November.

The Young Bucks will be hosting a tournament on Nov 20-21 at Elings Park in Santa Barbara.

It will be 3 games round robin on Sat and single elimination on Sun. First twelve teams to pay will be entered. Cost is $350.

Contact Clyde Bennett at clydebennett13 (at) or805-895-9007 or 805-964-2114.

Send entry to 66oo Stagecoach Rd. Santa Barbara Ca. 93105

Missouri’s fastpitch leaders planning for bigger better boy’s tournaments in 2011

Friday, September 10th, 2010

From OttoInFocus:

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WINSTON, MO – Some men would just throw up there hands and say, “enough’s, enough, it just isn’t meant to be.”

But you won’t hear that from Eric Lewis of Winston, Missouri. The father of two fastpitch-playing sons is determined to keep the boy’s fastpitch game alive – at least in his part of the country – northwest Missouri.

Though denied participation in the 2010 ASA Boy’s National Tournament in the 10-under and 12-under age divisions because of a lack of teams to offer competition in the two brackets, Lewis is undeterred for the 2011 tournaments to be held in Mankato, Minnesota.

And even though his teams couldn’t play at Rolla in the 2010 event, his boys played non-the-less.

“I stayed home and played a fantastic game between my two boys teams,” said Lewis, who is the principal, athletic director, and boy’s softball coach at Winston High School. “I had nineteen little boys age 12 and under play a scrimmage game….we had uniforms, umpires, PA announcing, etc. Great time was had by all.”

And as for the ASA national in Mankato next year?

“I am planning on going to Mankato and taking a 10-Under and a 12-Under team. I am also talking to a couple dads about putting a 14-Under team together. And I’m sure my brother-in-law, Greg “Skipper” McQuinn will have at least an 18-Under
and 23-Under (this year he had those two and a 16-Under).”

Lewis added that it’s possible that northwest Missouri will have a team in every division of the ASA boy’s and young men’s tournament.

And he sees a glimmer of hope that he and McQuinn aren’t alone in the push to revive the boy’s and young men’s sides of the sport.

“I saw some of the younger boys division dads and coaches playing fastpitch in Des Moines in the NAFA World Series tournaments,” he said. “They spoke very confidently of taking teams to Mankato (and) some spoke of taking multiple teams.

“Let’s try and reverse the tide and have a tournament with more teams in every age division.”

ISC 19u Awards for 2010

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Thanks to Tom Stasik for this info.

Most Valuable Pitcher
Caleb Keeshig, Scarborough

Outstanding Hitter

Brandon Parks, Oshawa

Most Valuable Player and RBI Leader

Travis Jones, Scarborough

All Tournament Team

Caleb Keeshig, Scarborough
Abe Leahy, Oshawa
Connor Travis, Oshawa

Brandon Parks, Oshawa
Adam Stuck, Scarborough
Zac Wager, Waterloo
Travis Jones, Scarborough

Jarris Jantzi, Tavistock
Cory Tuffnail, Stratford
Steve Ashbridge, Oshawa
Tyler McNeil, Victoria

Ben Heinbuch, Stratford

2010 Canadian Junior Mens Fastball Championship in St Croix, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Sooke Smoke of BC makes playoffs, drops first game –— 4 – 5 record overall

[Editor’s Note : Sooke Pitcher Shawn Koster and twin brother Darren Koster played with JRW & Associates of Yakima, Wa in Yakima’s Fruit Bowl (Champions) and the Seattle Invite (7th)]
Game 1 – Final score: BC (Sooke Smoke) 8 HOST (NS Murphy’s Fish and Chips Eagles) 1

The Sooke Smoke scored five times in the fourth inning to defeat the Murphy’s Fish and Chips Eagles 8-1 to open the 2010 Canadian junior men’s fastpitch championship.

NS 001 00x x — 1 7 3
BC 011 51x x — 8 12 3

Cory Avery (LP), Justin Schofield (4) and Trevor Boutlier, Tyler Whynot (4); Scott Lieph (WP) and Kyle Cowick.

NS — Jeremy Locke, double, single; BC — Jarod Cooper, triple, double, single, two RBI; Ryan Haldane, double, single, two RBI; Kyle Cowick, two singles.


Ballparkradio at Stratford, Ontario

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Ballparkradio is live now (12 pm EDT, 9am west coast time), from Stratford Ontario Canada with the final three games of the Canadian youth championships, which started on Sunday August 1.

Kyle Smith and Blair Setford will bring you the play-by-play at the teams vie to be in the 2pm EDT (11am PDT) championship game today.

Drop them an email during the game – live (at)

Click the logo to listen live.

Canadian Midget Championships on Ballparkradio on “Finals Friday” at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm EDT from Stratford

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Ballparkradio’s Kyle Smith and Blair Setford will broadcast live today, from the Canadian Midget Boys Championships, Friday, August 6, 2010 @ 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 EDT (9am, 11am and 2pm on the west coast)

Friday is the final day of the tournament, so you don’t want to miss it !

The tournament is also streaming video via a live webcam on Ustream, and archiving games already played (the tournament started Sunday). Click here for links to the webcams, at two different diamonds, and note the archives of past games.

Be sure to check out the great website put together for the organizing committee for this tournament.

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