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Thirty athletes accept invitation to 2019 USA Softball Men’s National Team Selection Trials

October 5, 2018

Oklahoma City, OK - - Thirty athletes accept invitation to 2019 USA Softball Men’s National Team Selection Trials

October 4, 2018

Thirty athletes accept invitation to 2019 USA Softball Men’s National Team Selection Trials

OKLAHOMA CITY - USA Softball announced today the list of athletes invited to participate at the 2019 USA Softball Men’s National Team (WNT) Selection Trials to be held January 1-6, at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater, Fla. Those athletes who accepted the invitation to try out will vie for 18 spots on the 2019 USA Softball MNT Training Team roster. From the 18 selected, a roster of 17 will compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men’s World Championship, slated for June 13-23 in Prague, Czech Republic and select international events. The roster will then be trimmed to 15 athletes to participate in the Pan American Games, slated for July 22-August 1 in Lima, Peru.

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During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the USA Softball Men’s National Team Selection Committee (MNTSC). Highlighting the list of invitees are all members of the 2017 Pan American Championship roster that won the Bronze Medal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In addition, five athletes currently serve as either an Assistant Coach, Student Assistant or Graduate Manager at four NCAA Division I Universities: Kevin Castillo (Long Beach, Calif./Assistant Coach at Long Beach State), Ryker Zane Chason (Alma, Ga./Student Assistant at LSU), Michael Lewis (Amboy, Minn./Graduate Manager at Minnesota), Jeremy Manley (Lawrence, Kan./Assistant Coach at Kansas) and Chase Turner (San Jose, Calif./Assistant Coach at San Jose State).

The complete coaching staff and schedule for the 2019 USA Softball MNT will be announced at a later date.

The invitee list is subject to change as additional athletes could be invited by the WNTSC at any time.

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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 69 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<>.

About the World Baseball Softball Confederation
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 202 National Federation and Associate Members in 143 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually.

The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's).

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