11-6-2012 November 6 Update

NOVEMBER 6 UPDATE

 

ISF OFFICIALS ON THE MOVE
Following the ISF Special Congress in Houston, Texas (USA) last week, in which the ISF confirmed the combining of Softball with Baseball for the 2020 Olympic bid, ISF officials will be attending the IF Forum and City Events conferences in Lausanne (SUI) next week.

Mr. Porter, along with other ISF officials, will be meeting with IBAF officials next week in Lausanne to work on plans for the joint campaign. The ISF and IBAF will be announcing information when it becomes available.

ISF President, Don Porter, announced that development of Arena Softball had begun with plans to organize Softball’s indoor version in several Islamic states among female athletes. The ISF will also continue to provide equipment to many new member federations where it is not available in those countries. Over $3 million USD in value of equipment has been sent to over 100 countries since the program’s inception in 2002.

NFCA/TNT Last Look Fall Showcase

Quakertown Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia) on November 10 – 11.

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TO RSVP

You can reply to this email, or you can call

Patti Shotwell at 954-540-7850

 

GAME SCHEDULE: Games are Saturday and Sunday starting at 8am. Once you RSVP, you will receive a game schedule and other information about the tournament.

TEAMS ATTENDING: We have the following 48 teams participating this year.

CAN Canadian Tigers Gold

NY Electric City Bombers

CAN Guelph Gators Gold

NY Hudson Valley Hurricanes Gold

DE Cobras Gold

NY Long Island Anthem Gold

FL Florida Pressure Gold

NY Long Island Bandits Gold

IN Michiana Cruisers Gold

NY Long Island Chargers Gold

MA Mass Raiders Gold

NY Long Island Hawkeyes

MA Mass Rapids Gold

NY New Era Diamond Girls

MD Bayside Blues Gold

NY Team Mizuno

MD Lady Orioles Gold

PA Blue Thunder

MD Magic/Wagners

PA Boyertown Storm

MD Severna Park Hornets Gold

PA Delco Diamonds Gold

NJ East Coast Tsunami Gold

PA Lower South Liberty Gold

NJ Morris County Belles Gold

PA Newtown Rock

NJ Finches Aces

PA Panthers Elite

NJ Jaxx Gold

PA Pennsbury Gems Elite

NJ Mystics Gold

PA Pittsburgh Power Gold

NJ Outlaws Gold

PA Pittsburgh Pride

NJ Pride Gold

PA Sellersville Belles Gold

NJ Rampage Gold

PA TNT Elite

NJ Sparks Gold

PA TNT Gold

NJ Venom

RI NE Phoenix Gold

NJ North Jersey Rangers Gold

VA Shamrocks

NJ SJ Mystics Elite

VA Virginia Glory Gold

NJ Top Gun Gold

WV Thunder Gold

 

HOTEL ROOMS: If you need a hotel room, Bob Sadowl is definitely your man. You can email him at rsadowl@aol.com or call him at 215-852-4828.

For more information about this showcase tournament, go to

www.tntshowcase.com

 

USA JUNIOR MEN

Rutt strikes out nine as USA moves to 4-0 at ISF Junior Men’s World Fastpitch Championship
PARANA, Argentina – Jerlin Rutt (Bernville, Pa.) extended his tournament record to 2-0 on Sunday as he led the USA Junior Men’s Fastpitch Team to a 9-1 victory over Venezuala at the International Softball Federation (ISF) IX Junior Men’s World Championship the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. With the win, Team USA moves to 4-0 in pool play and is guaranteed at least third place when bracket play begins on Thursday, November 8.

“Jerlin pitched an exceptional game for us and our defense backed him up when they needed to,” said USA Head Coach Tim Lyon. “When we get pitching like that and we’re able to take advantage of the other team’s miscues we should win and that’s what we did tonight.”

After Rutt struck out the side to start the game, USA scored seven of their nine runs in the bottom of the first inning. Justin Wurtz (New Haven, Mo.) got things going on offense with a single from the two hole in the lineup. In the next at-bat, Mauro Olivarria (San Diego, Calif.) grounded to short stop for the second out of the inning but with one runner on, the Americans proceeded to rally. Venezuela walked the next three USA batters scoring Wurtz and loading the bases. Team USA took advantage of the opportunity as they proceeded to pick up three hits and a walk to close out the inning with a 7-0 lead.

In the second, Rutt picked up where he left off in the first as he avoided giving up a hit while acquiring his fourth and fifth strike outs of the game. The USA bats struggled as well in the bottom half of the second as they went three up, three down. The score remained 7-0 as the game entered the third.

Rutt managed two more strike outs in the third inning and this time the USA bats responded. Batting second in the inning, Austin Tuttle (Payson, Utah) walked to give the home team a base runner. Dylan Elmer (Machesney Park, Ill.) followed by connecting for a single with the top of the lineup returning in the order. With two runners on, lead-off hitter Tyler Johnson (Union, Mo.) blasted a ball over the center fielder’s head for a two-RBI triple that gave Team USA a 9-0 lead.

Venezuela bounced back in the top of the fourth inning with their first two hits of the game. After a blooper just past the infield gave them a runner on base, a well hit ball into left field scored their first and only run of the game.

USA again went three up, three down in the bottom of the fourth but another two strike out inning from Jerlin Rutt in the top of the fifth secured the seven-run advantage that the Americans needed for their fourth consecutive run-rule victory of the tournament.

The USA Junior Men now turn their sights towards a Tuesday, November 6, 1 p.m. matchup with a New Zealand team that was undefeated entering their Monday evening game with Australia. Please visit www.USAsoftball.com to follow live stats and see photos from all of USA’s games at the ISF World Championship.

Team USA toasts brightest stars of 2012
The United States Olympic Committee recently celebrated its annual Olympic and Paralympic award winners at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly Reception and Awards Dinner in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The winners included: Sprinter Allyson Felix (SportsWoman of the Year), swimmer Michael Phelps (SportsMan of the Year), swimmer Jessica Long (Paralympic SportsWoman of the Year) and wheelchair racer Raymond Martin (Paralympic SportsMan of the Year).

 

 

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