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Black Sox skipper Nathan Nukunuku takes year off and pitcher Kurt Schollum dropped

April 5, 2016

Wellington, NZ - Black Sox skipper Nathan Nukunuku takes year off and pitcher Kurt Schollum dropped

 



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Six teams claim stake on No. 1 spot in ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Collegiate Poll

April 5, 2016

Oklahoma City, OK - Six teams claim stake on No. 1 spot in ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Collegiate Poll

Jumping ahead to the No. 1 spot for the first time this season is the Michigan Wolverines (27-3, 5-1 Big Ten), who won their Big Ten Conference series against Indiana this past week, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today.  After seven-straight weeks of seeing the Florida Gators (34-3, 9-3 SEC) atop the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll, Michigan claimed a majority of first-place votes, with six different schools earning at least one first-place vote. Michigan received nine-of-20 first-place votes, while Florida earned five and Auburn (33-4, 9-3 SEC) with three. Alabama (31-7, 5-4 SEC), Louisiana-Lafayette (29-3, 10-1 Sun Belt) and James Madison (30-2, 6-0 CAA) all garnered one vote each.

 

Click here to see the complete ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll.



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Holders drawn in same pool as hosts for 2016 WBSC Junior Men's Softball World Championship

April 2, 2016

Midland, MI - USA - Holders drawn in same pool as hosts for 2016 WBSC Junior Men's Softball World Championship

Two-time defending champions Argentina have been drawn in the same pool as hosts United States for the 2016 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Men's Softball World Championship in Midland.



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2016 ISC Guide Book Ready To Pre-order

April 2, 2016

Mississauga, ON - 2016 ISC Guide Book Ready To Pre-order

    Thanks to Bob Otto



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Three National Teams to represent Europe at the Junior Men's World Championship

April 2, 2016

Prague, CZ - Three National Teams to represent Europe at the Junior Men's World Championship

The 11th Junior Men’s World Championship will be held in Midland, Michigan, USA, from July 24-30.  With all WBSC World Championships now being held as open tournaments, the 2016 Junior Men’s Championship will showcase the junior level of men’s fastpitch development across the world. 

The European Softball Federation is proud to confirm that three European national teams will compete in Michigan: the Czech Republic, Denmark and Israel -- three of the top four teams from last year’s Junior Men’s European Championship played in Most, Czech Republic.



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Bob Stanton (CAN) is inducted into the Int'l Softball Hall of Fame by WBSC Softball Division President Dale McMann.

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, ON - Bob Stanton (CAN) is inducted into the Int'l Softball Hall of Fame by WBSC Softball Division President Dale McMann.



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Nations and pools unveiled for the 2016 WBSC Junior Men’s World Championship

April 1, 2016

Oklahoma City, OK - Nations and pools unveiled for the 2016 WBSC Junior Men's World Championship

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has unveiled the field of nations for the 11th WBSC Junior Men’s (Under-19) Softball World Championship (JMWC), to be held July 24-30 in Midland, Mich.  Held at historic Emerson Park and Currie Stadium, 13 nations from all five regions will compete for the highest prize in Junior Men’s international softball.

 

Click here to see the competing countries and pools for the 2016 WBSC JMWC



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Richmond Hill Fastball League

April 1, 2016

Richmond Hill, ON - Richmond Hill Fastball League



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Kent State’s Holly Speers earns Player of the Week honors after record-setting consecutive home runs

March 29, 2016

Oklahoma City, OK - Kent State's Holly Speers earns Player of the Week honors after record-setting consecutive home runs

After breaking the NCAA record for most consecutive home runs, Kent State’s Holly Speers (Surrey, B.C.) has been selected as the Week 7 USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. A sophomore infielder, Speers batted .714 with five home runs, 10 RBI, seven runs and seven walks over a four-game stretch last week, which also earned her Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division Player of the Week accolades. This marks the first USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week honors for Speers, who helped her team improve to 20-7 on the season.



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Florida continues their reign at No. 1 in ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Poll

March 29, 2016

Oklahoma City, OK - Florida continues their reign at No. 1 in ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Poll

Keeping their hold onto the No. 1 spot in this week’s ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 is Florida (33-1, 8-1 SEC), who went 3-0 on the road this past week against LSU, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. This marks the seventh-straight week this season the Gators have been voted No. 1, capturing 19-of-20 first-place votes, while No. 4 Louisiana-Lafayette earned the remaining first-place vote.



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