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7-11-2017 USA Roster for Pan Am Qualifier

2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team Pan American Games/World Championship Qualifier roster named

 

OKLAHOMA CITY – The final 15-player roster for the 2017 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) Pan American Championship was announced today by USA Softball. Athletes selected will compete in the Pan American Championship August 4-13 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in which the top five finishing countries will qualify for the 2018 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s World Championship and the 2019 Pan American Games.

 

While the complete game schedule for the Pan American Championship will be announced at a later date, competing countries include: Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Cuba, Curacao, El Salvador, Guatemala, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Pero, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.  The United States will need to finish in the top five in order to qualify for both the 2018 WBSC Women’s World Championship, which will be held in Chiba, Japan, and the 2019 Pan American Games, which will be held in Lima, Peru.

 

2017 Pan American Championship Roster


Ali Aguilar
Washington – 2017
Infield

Valerie Arioto
California – 2012
Infield

Kelly Barnhill
Florida – Jr.
Pitcher

Ally Carda
UCLA – 2015
Pitcher/Infield

Amanda Chidester
Michigan – 2012
Catcher

Hannah Flippen
Utah – 2017
Infield

Jazmyn Jackson
California – Sr.
Outfield

Haylie McCleney
Alabama – 2016
Outfield

Jessica Moore
Oregon – 2013
Pitcher

Michelle Moultrie
Florida – 2012
Outfield

Aubree Munro
Florida – 2016
Catcher

Danielle O’Toole
Arizona – 2017
Pitcher

Delaney Spaulding
UCLA – 2017
Infield

Kelsey Stewart
Florida – 2016
IF/OF

Janie Takeda
Oregon – 2015
Outfield

Alternates


Kasey Cooper
Auburn – 2017
Infield

Delanie Gourley
Florida – 2017
Pitcher

Paige Halstead
UCLA – Jr.
Catcher

Jenna Lilley
Oregon – Sr.
Infield

Morgan Zerkle
Marshall – 2017
Outfield

Coaching Staff


Ken Eriksen
Head Coach

Howard Dobson
Assistant Coach

Tairia Flowers
Assistant Coach

John Rittman
Assistant Coach

Heather Tarr
Assistant Coach

 Date Event Location Tickets   Media
June 12-18 Training Camp Irvine, Calif. N/A Credential request
June 13  Exhibition Games Irvine, Calif./Deanna Manning Stadium Click here  Credential request
June 14  Youth Clinic Irvine, Calif./Deanna Manning Stadium Click here 
June 15  Exhibition Games Irvine, Calif./Deanna Manning Stadium Click here  Credential request
June 23-25 USA vs. Japan All-Star Series Sendai/Yokohama, Japan N/A Live Stats
July 5-9  World Cup of Softball XII Oklahoma City, Okla.  Click here  Credential request 
July 12-14 Training Camp Sacramento, Calif. N/A Credential request
July 12  VIP Meet & Greet Sacramento, Calif. Click here  
July 13  Youth Clinic Sacramento, Calif. Click here  
July 13  Exhibition Games  Sacramento, Calif./Raley Field  Click here  Credential request 
July 19-23 Training Camp Tuscaloosa/Auburn, Ala. N/A Credential request
July 20 Exhibition Games Tuscaloosa, Ala./Rhoads Stadium  Click here Credential request  
July 22  Exhibition Games Auburn, Ala./Jane B. Moore Field  Click here  Credential request  
August 4-13 Pan Am/World Qualifier Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic N/A Live Stats
August 25-27 Japan Cup Takasaki City, Japan N/A Live Stats

                              *Additional events may be added. Schedule is subject to change*

6-12-2017 Bandits Sweep Beijing

In Day of Firsts, Bandits Sweep Beijing in Dominant Fashion


ROSEMONT, IL (June 9 ,2017).
 – After rookie backstop Sahvanna Jaquish, in her first professional game, threw out a Beijing Shougang Eagles baserunner trying to steal third, veteran third baseman Stacy May-Johnson pointed back to Jaquish as if to say, ‘nice job, kid.’

“It’s calming when they [Bandits veterans] know that you’re nervous and when they know what to do to calm you down when you make a good play like that,” Jaquish said. “It’s like we’re speaking the same language.”

Sahvanna Jaquish’s first career at-bat was only one chapter in a night of firsts for the Bandits. Photo credit: Andrew Rosenthal, courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch.

Jaquish’s appearance behind the plate was just one of several firsts during Friday’s 13-3 win at The Ballpark at Rosemont. Rookie pitcher Breanna Wonderly made her first professional start in the circle and Australian second baseman Stacey McManus recorded her first career hit and home run in the contest.

The Bandits jumped all over Beijing starter Lan Wang early, scoring in the first inning for the third straight game. Shortstop Abby Ramirez and right fielder Emily Crane both smashed triples in the frame and designated player Emily Carosone blasted a two-run opposite-field shot into the left field party deck to put the Bandits on top 3-0 early. It was just the start of a mammoth night for Carosone, who finished with four hits and five RBI.

Wonderly, who signed with the Bandits as an undrafted free agent earlier in the week, got the nod for Chicago after last night’s relief appearance marked her NPF debut. Things did not go as planned for the right-hander, however, as her outing lasted just 1.2 innings, spoiled in part by defensive miscues. Wonderly allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits, but did hurl 23 of her 28 pitches for strikes.

The Bandits committed two errors in the top of the second inning behind Wonderly, putting a blemish into the team’s .994 fielding percentage entering the game.

“[Wonderly’s] ground balls are hit a little harder than some of the other ones, and they just need to read that,” assistant coach Kyla Holas said.

The offense added four runs in the second and three more in the third to put the Bandits up big, 10-3. Stacey McManus, a rookie from Australia, hit her first career home run in the bottom of the third, a two-run bomb just inside the left field foul pole.

“I’m so happy for her,” Holas said. “I was really excited for her to get that chance out there and shine like she did. You can’t write a script better than that.”

The offensive onslaught continued for the Bandits in the fifth as they piled on three more. The 13-3 score would hold for the rest of the game. Center fielder Sammy Marshall finished 3-for-3 hitting in the leadoff spot, and Abby Ramirez and Stacy May-Johnson each added two hits in the winning effort.

A trio of Bandits pitchers logged innings in relief of Wonderly, led by southpaw Haylie Wagner tossing 2.1 frames of no-hit ball, helping her earn win No. 5 of the season.

The win secured a series sweep of Beijing, putting the Bandits at an impressive 6-1 mark ahead of the team’s first road matchup of the season. The next game, the first of a three-game set against the USSSA Pride, is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET on Sunday at JoAnne Graf Field, home of Florida State University. The game will be broadcast on NPF TV.


Quick Facts:

  • Attendance: 711
  • Time of game: 2 hours, 1 minute
  • Vaultz® Lock it Up! ® Player of the Game: Emily Carosone (CB) (4-for-4, HR, 5 RBI)

5-6-2017 African Baseball Softball Summit

WBSC launches African Summit to analyse and spotlight wave of new baseball/softball growth on continent
Johannesburg — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the launch of the inaugural WBSC African Summit 2017, WBSC’s first-ever conference of its kind is being organised to review and best harness baseball and softball’s increasing participation rates and popularity across the African continent.
The three-day summit will be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 5-7 May and will gather high-ranking officials from the WBSC, the African Baseball and Softball Association (ABSA), and 20 national governing bodies.
The agenda of the WBSC Africa Summit 2017 will focus on baseball and softball continental development across all age-groups, with a particular emphasis on driving youth and women’s expansion in the bat-and-ball team sport to unprecedented levels.
A total of 33 African delegates and representatives from the WBSC will be present in Johannesburg, including President Riccardo Fraccari.
Baseball and softball’s return to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 has led to an increased global interest in both sports and attracted significant new funding, especially in emerging baseball and softball territories.
“To reach the next stage of becoming a major global sportand position baseball and softball as long-term Olympic events, Africa can and will play a key role to realising these objectives,” said WBSC President Fraccari, “and this is why we are staging this WBSC Africa Summit. Baseball and softball have never been as popular across the globe as they are today, and I look forward to meeting with ABSA, our National Federation Members and delegates across the continent to sustain these positives trends in our sport.”
With 65 million athletes in over 140 countries worldwide, the WBSC is now aiming to harness growing enthusiasm and access to resources in Africa to help achieve its ambitious development goals.
Africa is a key continent for the implementation of these wide-ranging goals, which include providing financial and practical support and guidance in training, coaching and umpiring in conjunction with National Federations, as well as venue construction, the establishment of new clubs and school and community projects.
To help the WBSC achieve their goals, the organisation has created a Development Commission and a Youth Commission, which together with the Executive Committee of the WBSC, has created comprehensive Development Programmes officially launched earlier this year.
Africa celebrates its first-ever Major League Baseball player
History was made recently for African baseball and softball as Gift Ngoepe, a native of Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa, made his official debut in Major League Baseball, becoming the first African-born MLB player.
Africa Nations debut on Global Stage and infrastructure development
 
African nations last year also made historic debuts in Softball World Championships, as Kenya and Uganda competed in their first WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship in Surrey, Canada, and debuted in the official WBSC Women’s Softball World Ranking. The latest developments follow historic growth for baseball and softball across Africa, with first-ever national stadiums erected in Ghana and Uganda in early 2014.

II WBSC World Baseball Softball Congress 2017 – Gaborone, Botswana
The WBSC has made developing baseball and softball in Africa a strategic priority since the founding of the global confederation, which was official established in 2014 at the inaugural WBSC World Baseball Softball Congress in the North African city of Hammamet, Tunisia.
The II WBSC World Baseball Softball Congress 2017 will be held in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, in October. In 2011, South Africa staged the IX Junior Women’s Softball World Championship.
WBSC’s focus across the emerging baseball/softball continent has seen a number of major successes in recent months, including the recent formation of the Mozambique Baseball Softball Federation, supported by WBSC and Mozambique’s National Institute of Sport and the Mozambique Olympic Committee.
Looking ahead to the three-day Summit, WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari said:
“To reach the next stage of becoming a major global sport and position baseball and softball as long-term Olympic events, Africa can and will play a key role to realising these objectives,” said WBSC President Fraccari, “and is why we are staging this WBSC Africa Summit.  Baseball and softball have never been as popular across the globe as they are today, and I look forward to meeting with ABSA, our National Federation Members and delegates across the continent to continue these positives trends in our sport.”
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12-8-2016 Yokohama Stadium Approved for 2020

WBSC WELCOMES IOC APPROVAL OF YOKOHAMA STADIUM FOR OLYMPIC BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AT TOKYO 2020 GAMES 

 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to approve the Tokyo 2020 venue proposal, which confirmed the 30,000-seat Yokohama Stadium as the main venue for baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games in 2020.

Approximately 40 km/25 miles south of Tokyo and located in the city centre, Yokohama Stadium is the home of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) club Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

In July, WBSC officials conducted inspections of Yokohama Stadium as a potential Olympic venue.

“WBSC is delighted with the decision of the International Olympic Committee Executive Board to confirm Yokohama Stadium as a main venue,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. “Yokohama Stadium with its downtown skyline will provide a spectacular backdrop for Olympic baseball and softball — this is an exciting day that takes baseball and softball one step further on the historic road to Tokyo 2020.”

The ballpark in the city of 3.7 million features a “natural grass” look, but the entire field is fitted with a next generation artificial turf, with dirt cut-outs around the bases, pitcher’s mound and home plate circle.

Collaborations will continue between WBSC and Tokyo 2020 on the tournament format and the venue plan in the Tokyo Metropolitan area and how a game(s) in Fukushima could potentially be realised. Potential final proposals to the IOC are expected in 2017. The venue process for baseball and softball events has been generating a media buzz in Japan and internationally.

WBSC is also working to confirm the Olympic baseball and softball qualification method in early 2017.

7-5-2016 USA Softball teams

USA Softball Women’s and Elite Teams dominate in opening games of the World Cup of Softball XI; USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team earns 25-24 win in Slow Pitch Showdown

OKLAHOMA CITY – The World Cup of Softball XI action officially kicked off today as teams battled each other and the heat at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex – OGE Energy Field – INTEGRIS Field. Highlighting the day was a 13-2 (four inning) run-rule victory by the USA Softball Women’s Elite Team and a 11-1 (four inning) win for the USA Softball Women’s National Team. Also seeing action today during Border Battle VIII, the USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team and the USA Softball Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team faced off in the fourth-annual Slow Pitch Showdown, with the Slow Pitch National Team earning the 25-24 win. For the day, the Slow Pitch National Team went 1-1, while the USA Futures also went 1-1.

Click here for box scores for all World Cup of Softball XI games

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USA Elite 13, Czech Republic 2 (four innings)

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The USA Softball Women’s Elite Team utilized a nine-run, second inning to catapult them to a 13-2 (four inning) win over Czech Republic in their first competition of the 2016 season. Behind the hot bat of Hannah Flippen (Bonita, Calif.), the U.S. hit three home runs en route to the win.

“The team did a good job of coming out and being ready to go,” said Head Coach Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz.). “It’s the first true international game for a lot of these athletes, so I was excited to see some great defensive plays and at-bats during the game. We had a few jitters in the first inning, but they did a great job of locking in and making something happen in that second inning.”

Paige Lowary (Grimes, Iowa) got the start in the circle for the U.S. and her defense put in work with a pair of groundouts to record the first two outs. A walk put the first runner of the game on base, but was caught stealing as Madeline Jelenicki (Santa Clarita, Calif.) fired the ball to second to get the final out in the top of the first. Team USA would put a runner on base in the bottom half of the frame as Ali Aguilar (Orangevale, Calif.) reached on a two-out walk, but a fly ball to center kept the game tied at 0-0 through one inning of play.

The Czech Republic would get two runners on base in the top of the second off a defensive miscue and a double, but Lowary fired back with a pair of strikeouts to end the threat and keep Czech Republic off the board. The scoring got started for the Red, White and Blue in the bottom of the second, as Flippen led off the at-bat with a solo shot. A walk to Mysha Sataraka (Honolulu, Hawaii) put the next runner on for the U.S., before Jelenicki hit the second home run of the inning to plate another two runs.

“Today went really well and we hit the ball like crazy,” said Flippen. “Getting to wear the USA jersey is a huge accomplishment, and then to come out and win our first game, it was a great feeling.”

A walk to Bailey Landry (Prairieville, La.) would prompt a pitching change for the Czech Republic as Martina Blahova entered in relief for starter Veronika Peckova. Facing her first batter, Blahova walked Allexis Bennett (Corona, Calif.) and Astin Donovan (Guilford, Conn.) bunted for a single to load the bases. Three more runs for the U.S. would score as an illegal pitch would bring home Landry before Bennett and Donovan scored on a passed ball. Three-straight walks to Aguilar, Sam Fischer (Simi Valley, Calif.) and Flippen loaded the bases for the second time in the inning as Sataraka hit a sac-fly to plate Aguilar for run number seven. The U.S. would plate their last run of the inning when Fischer took advantage of a passed ball. After two innings of play, the USA Elite team led 9-0.

It was a three-up and three-down inning for Lowary in the circle as she recorded a pair of strikeouts and a groundout to bring the U.S. back to the plate. Landry led off the bottom of the third with a single to right field, and Bennett cleared the bases with a blast over right field.

The Czech Republic would score two runs in the top of the fourth inning as Tereza Jakesova and Tereza Pochobradska came around on a single and a fielder’s choice. Leading 11-2 entering the bottom of the fourth, the U.S. would earn the win via the run-rule as Bennett tripled to center to score Brooke Vines (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) and Landry.

USA 11, Philippines 1 (four innings)

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Team USA jumped out to an early lead in their first game of the World Cup of Softball XI as the Eagles captured an 11-1 (four inning) win over the Philippines. The U.S. rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the first, combining for 12 hits, including home runs from Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif.), Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Delaney Spaulding (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.).

“It’s a work in progress and we’ve still got a long way to go,” said Head Coach Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla.). “It’s nice to get the first game under your belt. Our defense did a great job of getting out of the first inning with only one run allowed. Jess Moore did a fantastic job of bearing down on that third out, and Raven Chavanne came up and got things going for our offense. The team felt good today.”

The Philippines would jump on the board in the top of the first inning after a walk and hit-by-pitch put two runners on base with one out. A single to center loaded the bases, and a ground ball brought in a run. The U.S. responded in the bottom half of the frame when Raven Chavanne (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) got the offense going with a leadoff double and advanced to third on a throwing error. Haylie McCleney (Morris, Ala.) put runners on the corner, beating out a high throw to first base before swiping second to put both runners in scoring position. Kelsey Stewart (Wichita, Kan.) tied up the game with a ground ball, plating Chavanne and advancing McCleney to third. A walk to Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich.) put runners on the corners again for the U.S., before Arioto cleared the bases with a blast over the left field fence.

Not to be outdone, Moultrie followed with a solo shot to plate run number five of the inning. A single from Spaulding continued the momentum and an Aubree Munro (Brea, Calif.) double scored the last run of the at-bat for the U.S. After one inning of play, Team USA held a 6-1 lead.

“The energy that we had in the dugout, especially coming from behind, was great,” said Chidester. “We went through the entire lineup and everyone did their part. The team really came together to put up six runs to set the tone. We kept up the energy and fought all the way through.”

Philippines was retired in order in the top of the second to bring the U.S. back to the plate. The Red, White and Blue would get base runners on in the bottom half of the inning, but were kept from adding to their lead. The U.S. had a pitching change in the top of the third, as Ally Carda (Elk Grove, Calif.) entered for U.S. starter Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif.). Carda continued to stifle the Philippines offense, letting her defense work behind her to keep the game at 6-1, USA.

Spaulding sparked the offense in the bottom of the third inning with a leadoff solo home run. Another two runs would get added to the U.S. lead as Janie Takeda (Placentia, Calif.) and Kasey Cooper (Dothan, Ala.) came around to score on a double from Stewart to extend the lead to 9-1.

After retiring the side in order in the top of the fourth, Team USA came back to the plate needing just two runs to capture the win. The U.S. did just that, as Arioto and Bianka Bell (Tampa, Fla.) scored on a single from Cooper to give the Eagles the 11-1 (four inning) victory.

Slow Pitch Showdown

USA 25, USA Futures 24

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The USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team utilized four home runs in the bottom of the seventh to keep bragging rights over the USA Futures as they earned the walk-off 25-24 win.

The USA Futures struck first in the top of the first inning before the Slow Pitch National Team took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the frame. A string of singles in the top of the second inning gave the USA Futures a 4-2 lead, 4-2 before a pair of two-run home runs by the Slow Pitch National Team regained the lead for the Slow Pitch National Team, 6-4.

Kyle Pearson (Stonewall, La.) hit a solo shot in the top of the third to bring the game within one, but a four-run third inning by the Slow Pitch National Team extended their lead to 10-5. Both teams exploded offensively as the USA Futures plated five runs and the Slow Pitch National Team put up six runs in the fourth inning.

Both sides were held scoreless in the fifth, with the Slow Pitch National Team entering the sixth with a 16-10 lead. The USA Futures would respond, capitalizing on six home runs to go up 22-16. The Slow Pitch National Team would get within two on a home run from Steve Whaley (Richardson, Texas) and an RBI single from Kevin Kennington (Lake City, Fla.).

Jeremy Yates (Lake City, Fla.) hit a two-run shot in the top of the seventh inning to extend the USA Futures lead to 24-20. Trailing by four, the Slow Pitch National Team put up five runs with the help of four long balls to earn the 25-24 win.

The USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team and the USA Softball Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team return for the final day of Border Battle VIII action tomorrow, including the highly-anticipated Border Battle matchup between the USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team and Team Canada.

Notable July 5 performances

Australia 7, Netherlands 2

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Erin Thras had two extra base hits, sparking Australia to a 7-2 victory over the Netherlands in their opening game of the World Cup of Softball XI. Vanessa Stokes put together a nice outing in the circle for the Aussies, issuing just one hit and two walks while striking out three during her four innings of work. Offensively, Australia’s Stacey Porter, Rachel Lack and Thras combined for six hits and four RBI.

The game was never in doubt after the second, as Australia scored one run on a groundout by Stacey McManus. Australia also pushed one run across in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings. Two runs in the top of the sixth helped the Netherlands close its deficit to 4-2. An RBI triple by Soclania Van Gurp and an RBI single by Jessie Van Aalst put the Netherlands within two of Australia, but Australia quickly matched Netherlands’ strong inning with a three-run inning of its own in the sixth. Australia scored on an RBI single by Chelsea Forkin and a two-run home run by Thras.

Puerto Rico 3, Venezuela 2

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Puerto Rico outlasted Venezuela on Tuesday after five lead changes to earn the 3-2 win thanks to a strong sixth inning. Puerto Rico’s Meghan King was strong in the circle, stifling Venezuela’s offense and allowing just two hits while striking out four batters in her three innings of work.

In the bottom of the first, Venezuela grabbed the early lead, 1-0. Venezuela’s threat began with a single by Maria Soto. A single by Yuruby Alicart then moved Maria Soto from first to third before a ground ball plated the run. Puerto Rico tied the game in the top of the second on an RBI single from Luz Feliciano.

The game stayed tied at 1-1 until the fifth inning, when Venezuela’s Yaicey Sojo hit a solo home run to give Venezuela a 2-1 lead. A key sixth-inning rally gave Puerto Rico the lead for good, as Karla Claudio hit an RBI single. Elicia D’Orazio would also come around to score on a defensive miscue to give Puerto Rico the eventual 3-2 win.

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About ASA/USA Softball
Founded in 1933, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball is the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, ASA/USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.2 million. ASA/USA is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of 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 as well as claimed eight World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about ASA/USA Softball, please visit http://www.asausasoftball.com/.

About the World Baseball Softball Confederation

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland — the Olympic Capital — the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 213 National Federation and Associate Members in 142 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually.

The WBSC also governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women’s).

For further information, please go to www.WBSC.org or follow the WBSC on Twitter at @WBSC.