2016 USA Jr. Men’s National Fastpitch Team

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Sunday, July 10th, 2016

By Jim Rueda / Mankato Free Press

MANKATO, Minn. – It’s not your typical summer job. In fact, it’s not even a paid position.

But for three south-central Minnesota natives, it’s a unique opportunity.

Steve Nessler of Mankato, Jeff Lewis of Amboy and Isaac Hormann of Norwood Young America have been named to the USA Men’s Junior (under-19) fastpitch team which begins play at the International Softball Federation World Championships later this month.

Steve Nessler’s dad, Dan Nessler, who was recently named the head coach of the Bethany Lutheran women’s softball program, will serve as an assistant coach for the team.

“I’m excited,” said Lewis, the youngest of the three players at 17. “My dad was a big fastpitch player and so was my brother, so I’ve been around it my whole life. I look at this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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Midland, Mich. Hosting 2016 International Softball Federation Jr. Men’s World Championship

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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MIDLAND, Mich. – The 2016 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Men’s World (fast-pitch softball) Championship will be held in Midland, Mich. at Emerson Park, July 24-30.

Teams from around the globe will compete for the chance to call themselves a World Champion. The USA will field one of its strongest teams and will strive to improve on its 7-4 record in the 2014 world championship and consolation final – an 11-5 victory over Mexico.

Colton Nielson led the way with four RBI on three hits, and Phillip Zimmerman picked up the win, allowing just one run and striking out five over 4 1/3 innings.

Live streaming will be available throughout the entire tournament at no cost to viewers! From first pitch until the Gold Medal moment, fans never have to miss out on the action! Be sure to check back during the Championship to catch the world’s best 19-Under men’s fast pitch teams!

Learn more about the young men that will represent the United States at: WBSC USA Jr. Men’s website