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USA Junior Men’s Age 19-Under Fastpitch Softball Team

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

A step back in time with America’s finest young fastpitch softball players.
Photos By BOB OTTO

YUCAIPA, CA – Some of America’s finest young athletes from age 19-under competed for a spot on the USA Junior Men’s National Fastpitch Softball team in a tournament held in Corona, Calif. in July 2004.

Team USA played against two of the better men’s teams in Southern California.

Then in 2005, Team USA competed in the VII International Softball Federation World Championship in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, where they finished fifth in the nine team tournament with a 4-4 record.

“The Australian team impressed me,” said BJ Hunhoff, who pitched for the USA as a 16-year-old. “They were disciplined, fundamentally sound, and had a great pitcher in Adam Folkard. He throws the ball so hard and has a good rise ball and drop.”

1. Australia 10-0 Gold Medal
2. Japan 7-4 Silver
3. Canada 6-4 Bronze
4. New Zealand 6-3
5. USA 4-4
6. Mexico 3-5
7. Argentina 3-5
8 Czech Republic 1-7
9. Denmark 0-8

The 2005 USA roster: Jeremy Cline, Nicholas Cole, Mitchell Elliott, Bryant Hale, James Hartman, Mike Hayes, B.J. Hunhoff, Tyson Lambourne, Cedrick Lang, Gentry Mitchell, Chris Norris, Robert Reder, Nick Santos, Tony Viger, Mitch Warne, JT. Weststeyn, Kevin Willians, and coaches Tim Lyon, Gary Mullican, and Scott Standerfer.

Click For ISF Junior Men’s Website and Game Story

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