Ashland Ohio men’s fastpitch
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – All Yusef Davis Jr. wanted was a chance. He got it and he made the most of it.
Davis heard about the USA Softball Men’s Invitational Fastpitch Tournament being held June 11-12. It was an opportunity for U.S. players to be evaluated by the USA men’s coaching staff and the USA national team selection committee.
It was an opportunity Davis couldn’t pass up. If he played well and impressed the evaluators, it just might earn him an invite to a USA national team tryout camp.
FOOTING THE BILL
That was all it took for the 21 year old Davis to pay his own airfare to Ashland, Ohio where the tournament was being held.
“It was incredible,” said Davis, who grew up playing soccer, football, basketball and baseball in youth and high school. “I was nervous. I knew a lot of talent would be there. I wanted to play against that talent and be seen.”
ASHLAND, Ohio-The men’s 16-team major fastpitch national championship is in the final two days of competition at Brookside Park in Ashland and the New York Gremlins (3-0) are in the driver’s seat after beating the Bedford Rays 16-0, Scarborough Force 14-0, and the North East Drillers, 11-4.
The Gremlins will play in the winners bracket final on Sunday morning against the survivor of Saturday’s game between PA Power (2-0) and Hill United Chiefs (2-0). The championship is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday.