8-11-2011 August 11 2011 Update



Tournament Photo Bonanza

Spy has just published a series of photos from three tournaments on Spy’s Picasa site and on www.spysoftball.org.  The USA vs Japan title game from World Cup; the ASA Gold Natioonals; and the Premier 18, 16 and 14 championships.

All of the photos were snapped for Spy by Dennis Andersen, ActionSportsPhoto.

SPY has two Picasa links, both linked to Rayburn Hesse and Spysoftball. (No, I do not know why Google/Picasa published the new photos separately from the long-time Picasa site).


USA Softball announces exhibition stops for Women’s National Team to prep for Pan American Games

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today the 2011 USA Softball Women’s National Team will face the Texas A&M and University of Houston softball teams on Sunday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, Oct. 11, respectively, in exhibition games at the Cougar Softball Field on the University of Houston campus. These three exhibition games along with training in Houston will help prepare the USA Softball Women’s National Team for the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 17-23, 2011.

Hosted by the Houston Amateur Softball Association, USA Softball will take on Texas A&M on Sun., Oct. 9 at noon/CT in a doubleheader match up. On Tue., Oct. 11, USA Softball and Houston will play at
7 p.m. CT. Tickets are available tomorrow Friday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. They can be purchased at Absolute All Sports, 18741 Stuebner Airline Drive Spring, Texas 77379 or by calling 281-655-7303. Ticket prices are $10 for each day.

USA Softball is coming off a Gold Medal finish at the World Cup of Softball VI and is seeking its eighth Pan American Title, seventh consecutive title.

“Our Pre-Pan Am Games preparation is vital to our continuing “get better” philosophy right now. Without the support of the Houston Amateur Softball Association, the University of Houston and Texas A&M University, this would not be possible,” said USA Softball Head Coach Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla.). “The people behind the scenes deserve all the credit in making this happen for us. Even though we experienced a little success this summer, we still have a lot of work to do in becoming a solid unit and by competing against great teams like Texas A&M and Houston, it will be a great step in that direction.”

For the most up to date information on USA Softball be sure to log onto www.usasoftball.com.


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