Update 3-15-10

UPDATE 3-15-10 

USA Softball national teams director Ronnie Isham reminded SPY today:  all players considered for the Junior National Team must play on an ASA registered team and be individually registered in ASA for 2010. 

Umpires Named for Tournament in Venezuela
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA (USA) — The countdown to the International Softball Federation’s XII Women’s World Championship has hit 100 days.  In just over three months Caracas, Venezuela, will host national teams from 16 different countries, competing for ten days (June 23-July 2). 

The number of days until the first pitch ticking down to the century mark today is marked by the announcement of the men and women that have been chosen to umpire in the marquee ISF event.  The group includes on-field officials from 15 different countries and will be supervised by ISF Director of Umpires Bob Stanton.  They are: 

(alphabetically by country name) 

Javier Eduardo PENARROYA, Argentina                    Roberto SANCHEZ, Dominican Republic
Darren SIBRAA, Australia                                                Andrea MARCON, Italy
Scott RINDFLEISH, Australia                                          Mitsutake ARIYAMA, Japan
Bonnie GOSTOLA, Canada                                            Peter VONK, Netherlands
Grant HOOD, Canada                                                       Nicky OGIER, New Zealand
Maria MEJIA MORA, Colombia                                       Thabo DIKGALE, South Africa
Marlene SABOGAL VIGOYA, Colombia                                   Christina DRUMM, USA
Tomislav OZIMEC, Croatia                                                          Jeffrey M. SLOAN, USA
Raul GARRIDO, Cuba                                                      Carlos Eduardo FALCON C., Venezuela
Pavel KASPERCIK, Czech Republic                            Pedro Rafael JIMENEZ H., Venezuela 

 Mr. Stanton said that actually the hope is to add two more umpires to the above crew in the next week. 

Judi Garman Classic Logo Cal State Fullerton once again welcomes some of the nation’s best collegiate softball teams to Southern California to compete in one of the country’s most prestigious tournaments – the Judi Garman Classic.The 2010 Judi Garman Classic presented by Coach USA, named after the former Titan Hall of Fame Head Softball Coach and widely regarded as the premiere mid-season collegiate tournament in the country, will be held at the dual diamond Titan Softball Complex on Wednesday, March 17, to Sunday, March 21. 

Former NCAA Champions Oklahoma (2000), Fresno State (1998), and Michigan (2005), along with eight-time defending National Champion Arizona (1991, 1993-94, 1996-97, 2001, 2006-07), Arizona State (2008), and 2009 champion Washington join host Cal State Fullerton (1986) in this year’s event as the field includes seven schools ranked in the final 2009 National Fastpitch Coaches Association top 25 poll and four teams that received votes. 

The Judi Garman Classic features eight former tournament champions in Arizona (1988, 1995-96, 1998), Arizona State (1999), Fresno State (1990, 2008), Louisiana-Lafayette (1994), Texas (2006), Washington (2000, 2004), Michigan (2005), and Oklahoma (1997, 2007) that will compete along with the host Titans (1981-82, 1985-87, 1991-92, 2001-02). Fullerton, Michigan, Washington, Nebraska, and Arizona State all tied for the top spot in 2009 with identical 4-1 records. 

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