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USA Softball announces roster for 2007 USA Softball Men's National Team

May 30, 2007

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK


For Immediate Release
May 30, 2007

USA Softball announces rosterfor 2007 USA Softball Men’s National Team

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The Amateur SoftballAssociation, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States andUSA Softball announced today the 18-man roster for the 2007 USA SoftballMen’s National Team that will compete in the ISF World Cup, June 16-25 inPrague, Czech Republic and the first-ever KFC American Challenge Series, July 13-15in Oklahoma City.

The KFC American Challenge Series, which will beheld in conjunction with the KFC World Cup of Softball, was developed by theASA to help expose the men’s fast pitch game to fans who attend the WorldCup and to give the USA Men’s National Team an opportunity to play onAmerican soil. This will be the first time an International Softball Federation(ISF) men’s fast pitch event has been hosted in the U.S. in more than a decade. Thelast event held in the U.S.was the 1996 ISF Men’s World Championship in Midland, Mich.

“We are very excited to be hosting the inaugural KFC American ChallengeSeries in Oklahoma Citythis summer,” said Radigonda. “This is a very unique opportunityfor softball fans to get to see both their national teams play in one location.Men’s fast pitch is a very exciting sport to watch and I have no doubtfans are going to be treated to some great action.”

The players selected to represent the United Statesthis season as part of the 2007 USA Softball Men’s National Team are:

Gregg Cascaes (Apple Valley, Minn.)
Frank DeGroat, Jr. (Ringwood N.J.)
Chris DeLarwelle (Appleton Wis.)
Nate Devine (Merced, Calif.)
Lucas Goring (St. Paul, Minn.)
B.J. Hunhoff (Harrisburg, S.D.)
Chris Hunt (Whittier, Calif.)
Tim Hunt (La Habra, Calif.)
Adam LaLonde (Kentwood, Mich.)
Terry Luster (Bunceton, Mo.)
Chris Miljavac (St. Joseph Mo.)
Blake Miller (Albany, Ga.)
Daryn Miller (Creve Coeur, IL)
Omar Moraga (Tucson, Ariz.)
Matt Palazzo (Des Moines, Iowa)
Philip Perkins (St. Michaels Ariz.)
Travis Price (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Cody Thomson (Auburn, Wyo.)

The 2007 USA Softball Men’s National Team will be coached by Head CoachPeter Turner and Assistant Coaches Thad Brown and Avon Meacham.

About ASA

The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National GoverningBody of softball in the United States and a member of the United StatesOlympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sportsorganizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of84 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the earlydays to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than threemillion. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.

About USASoftball

USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links theUSA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training,equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in internationaland domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is oneof the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement tocapture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S.women have also won eight World Championship titles including the last sixconsecutive. For more information about USA Softball, please visitwww.usasoftball.com

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