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Love leads Lumar Goss to fastpitch softball

Monday, April 11th, 2016

14-HitmenGossLumar.51lr Lumar Goss pitching in the 2014 Beaumont Coyotes 4th of July Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

LONG BEACH, Calif. – As a youngster, Lumar Goss played two sports, football and basketball. He loved hitting people and putting a ball through the hoop. Baseball? No, he never played the sport.

So it stands to reason that fastpitch softball wasn’t even on his radar. That is, until he met the love of his life, Julie Castillo, and her fastpitch-passionate father Paul Castillo. Just 19 at the time, young Lumar had to make a choice: play a sport he never heard of, or give up the girl.


“My wife’s father gave me the ultimatum, play fastpitch or I couldn’t date his daughter,” said Lumar with a chuckle.

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