USA Softball Men's National Fast Pitch Team World Championship schedule set

May 6, 2009


USA Softball Men’s National Fast Pitch Team WorldChampionship schedule set
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The International SoftballFederation (ISF) recently announced the game schedule for the 16-nation International SoftballFederation XII Men’s World Championship taking place this July 17-26 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada).  Team USA will open play against defending World Champion New Zealand on July 17 at 9 p.m. CST. (see below for complete USA game schedule)
Other countries competing in themarquee ISF event include Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, PuertoRico, South Africa, and Venezuela.  All games will take place at Bob Van Impe Stadium and Gordon Howe Park, which are at the same complex, within walking distance of one another.
Complete USA Schedule (alltimes CST):
July 17 – USA vs. New Zealand – 9p.m.
July 18 – USA vs. Denmark – 1p.m.
July 19 – USA vs. Japan – 6:30p.m.
July 20 – USA vs. Philippines –1:30 p.m.
July 21 – USA vs. Botswana –11:30 a.m.
July 22 – USA vs. Great Britain –8:30 p.m.
July 23 – USA vs. Mexico – 1:30p.m.
July 24-26- Playoffs
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Information on tickets and media credentials can be found on the official event website at
The ISF is the world governing body of the sport as recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). Softball (women's fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.  There are 127 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.
About ASA
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 83 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 three million. For more information on the ASA, visit
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA 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 international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women's National Team is one of the only two women's sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutivegold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive as well as claimed two World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit
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