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USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team defeat Walcott Lamplighter to open training/exhibition schedule

Sunday, June 26th, 2016


NORMAL, Il – USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team outlasted Walcott Lamplighter of Iowa on Saturday after six lead changes, squeaking out a 4-3 win at O’Neil Park in Normal.

USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning scoring Peyton HALLto give the the junior men the lead for good.

PeytonHall Peyton Hall of Prairie du Chien, Wisc. led the junior men in hitting to open the team’s training/exhibition schedule in preparation for the Junior Men’s World Championship in Midland, Mich., July 24-30.

HALL went a perfect 3-of-3 at the plate. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first and fifth innings.

Zane CHASON worked out of four tricky spots for USA Junior Men’s National Team. He pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. CHASON faced his toughest situation in the fifth inning when Walcott plated a pair of runs after two outs. But CHASON escaped further damage by getting a flyout to end the inning.

The top of the first saw Walcott Lamplighter take an early lead, 1-0. Kyle Meincke got things going for Walcott Lamplighter with a single. A single by Duke Sims then moved Meincke from first to third, who later scored on a passed ball.

USA Junior Men’s National Team went up for good in the fifth scoring two runs on back-to-back hits by Derek MARTIN and Hall. Both later came around on a pair of errors for Team USA’s final two runs.

Training / Exhibition Games

  • June 23-30, 2016, Normal, Ill.
  • Training/Exhibition Games, July 13-17, 2016, Ashland, Ohio
  • Training/Exhibition Games, July 18-23, 2016, Midland, Mich.
  • WBSC Junior Men’s World Championship, July 24-30, 2016, Midland, Mich.