In The Spotlight: Kevin Castillo, USA National Team and ISC All-World player

Written by Bob on September 7th, 2016
KEVIN CASTILLO of the Vancouver BC A's earned All-World honors at the 2016 ISC World Tournament; his second such award, as he was named All-World in 2015, too. Photo By BOB OTTO

KEVIN CASTILLO of the Vancouver BC A’s earned All-World honors at the 2016 ISC World Tournament; his second such award, as he was named All-World in 2015, too. Photo By BOB OTTO

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Kevin Castillo had a successful 2016 fastpitch season, both with his Long Beach team, Those Guys, and the Vancouver BC Athletics, his club team that finished in the top tier at the ISC World Tournament in Moline, Illinois.

  • ISC performance earns Castillo high tournament honors:
  • He was selected a Second-Team, All-World infielder for helping the Athletics finish fourth in the 36-team field of the best club teams from the U.S. and Canada.

    This is Castillo’s second such honor as he was named Second-Team, All-World in 2015 in leading the California A’s of Bakersfield to sixth place.

      CASTILLO’S WORLD TOURNAMENT CONSISTENCY STANDS OUT
  • 2016: .300 average (9-for-30) 6 runs, 6 RBI, 2 home runs, double
  • 2015: .333 average (6-for-18), 4 runs, 8 RBI, 4 home runs
  • But there’s much more to this sure-handed infielder, who particularily shines at third base.

    Castillo is a USA National Team player, playing in his first International Softball Federation World Championship in 2015. And he also played on the USA Jr. Men’s National Team in the 2005 ISF World Championship.

    And most recently, he led Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant of Long Beach to the Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament championship on Sept. 4. in Corona, Calif.

    KEVIN CASTILLO races to first base during the championship game of the Raymond Angulo Memorial Men's Fastpitch Tournament, Sept. 4, in Corona, Calif. Castillo managed and helped lead Patricia's Mexican Restaurant to the title with a 4-0 record. Photo By BOB OTTO

    KEVIN CASTILLO races to first base during the championship game of the Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, Sept. 4, in Corona, Calif. Castillo managed and helped lead Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant to the title with a 4-0 record. Photo By BOB OTTO

      Castillo’s USA National Team bio:

    Parents: Paul and Toni Castillo

    Siblings: Chris, Michelle, Frances, and Julie

    Dream job: To be the GM for the New York Yankees

    Favorite sport besides softball: Baseball

    What it means to represent the United States:

    It’s an honor to represent the greatest country there is and a blessing to be able to represent it through sport.

    What he loves about softball: I enjoy the challenge of hitting a ball coming at 100+ MPH with movement.

    How did you get your start: My dad (Paul Castillo) played when I was a kid and I would tag along. I played my first game when I was 12 filling in for a team who didn’t have enough to play.

    Who are your role models: Jason Porto (coach). It’s astonishing how much that guy knows about the game…

    Who is your biggest supporter: My family. Starting with my grandparents

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