USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team arrives in Whitehorse for the ISF X World Fastpitch Championship

July 10, 2014

Whitehorse, YT


July 10, 2014

USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team arrives in Whitehorse for the ISF X World Fastpitch Championship

WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Canada - The USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team arrived in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada this week to begin their quest for the 2014 International Softball Federation (ISF) X World Fastpitch Championship Gold the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. The United States is slated to begin pool play Friday, July 11 against Denmark at 7:30 pm (PST).


Following their opening game with Denmark, the USA is scheduled to play eight other pool-play games: New Zealand and Czech Republic on July 12, Canada on July 13, Mexico on July 14, Japan on July 15, Singapore on July 16, Argentina on July 17 and Australia on July 18. The playoffs will begin on July 19 with the finals on July 20. Every game of the tournament will be streamed live at no cost to viewers.


Click here for complete coverage throughout the ISF X Junior Men’s World Championship


In 2012, the most previous ISF Junior Men’s World Championships, the USA finished with a 5-3 record and fifth in the overall standings.


Athletes competing for USA Softball in Whitehorse: Taylor Nielson (Lehi, Utah), Cody Valeros (Stockton, Calif.), Collin Hopkins (Decatur, Ill.) Blaine Milheim (Eaton Rapids, Mich.) Ryan Barnes (Lehi, Utah), Phillip Zimmerman (New Holland, Pa.), Bryce DuCharme (Hudson, Wis.), James Pernetti (Ceres, Calif.), Zane Chason (Alma, Ga.), Tristan Sensenig (Denver, Pa.), Aaron Madrid (Stockton, Calif.), Tyler Stoffel (North Mankato, Minn.), Carson Criner (Stockton, Calif.), Steven Nessler (North Mankato, Minn.), Daniel Centeno Jr. (Salem, Utah), Peyton Hall (Prairie du Chein, Wis.), Faron Apauty Jr. (Anadarko, Okla.), Justin Perez (North East, Pa.) and Tyler Bouley (Champlin, Minn.)


Tim Lyon (South Jordan, Utah) leads the way again as the head coach and is joined by assistant coaches Gary Mullican (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and Scott Standerfer (Charleston, Ill).



About ISF

Headquartered in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is a member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the sport  which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports Federations). 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 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.

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 consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.  


Steven Embree | ASA/USA Softball

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
2801 NE 50th | Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Work: 405-425-3422 | Cell: 405-207-1004
E-mail: sembree@softball.org | Web: www.usasoftball.com