Yusef Davis, Jr., the “Pride of Long Beach California” will be playing for J&B at the 2021 ISC World Tournament. Yusef is a member of the USA National Softball team. In the style and mold of Ken Griffey Jr., Yusel is a 5 tool player with the rare combination of speed and power.
J&B’s first game is set for Sunday afternoon, 4PM California time:
- Game vs. Rio Grande Senators at D2 Sun, Aug 15 4:00PM PDT
Editor’s Note: #RootfortheKid
Yusef’s Teammates on J&B for the 2021 ISC World Tournament
Yusef’s teammates at the World Tournament includes Canadians Derek Mayson, Kris Walushka, Blake “Big Game” Hunter and pitchers Sean Cleary and Justin Schofield. (Mayson doubles as a pitcher and position player, a la Shohei Ohtani). Jesse Palacios and Mark Aranda are among those with the longest tenure on the J&B squad. The roster also boasts stars from South America.
J&B Bombers’ sponsor Bob Berger is 63 with 40 years in the sport. “Every year I say this is the last year. If we win it this year I’d actually retire for sure.”
Berger was quoted in the local Iowa Newspaper today:
Bob Berger is stoked for victory in Eldridge with a team full of American, Canadian and South American all-stars itching to take on fast-pitch softball rivals packing just as much heat.
Berger is a Los Angeles custom painting contractor who also manages the JB Bombers. He has plenty of respect for the 21 other teams arriving in Eldridge this week for the International Softball Congress tournament opening Saturday at Sheridan Meadows.
It won’t be just all fun at the ballpark.
“I’m there to kick the **** out of everybody,” he said.
“Our team hasn’t been together in two years, and we’re looking forward to the best players in the world,” he said. While many played elsewhere, Berger said they didn’t face ISC-level competition.
Editor’s Note: Berger was spotted Saturday looking for a bigger bulletin board. 🙂