IX Pan American softball Games

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USA Men’s National Fastpitch Team playing for medal in IX Pan American games

Friday, October 31st, 2014

PARANA, ARGENTINA – The United States 1-0 victory over Guatemala on Thursday secured the No. 4 seed in the IX Pan American playoffs. Team USA meets No. 3 seed Argentina at 7 p.m. (CT), Friday.

The winner will advance, while the loser will be eliminated from the competition.

The other playoff finds No. 1 seed Canada battling No. 2 seed Venezuela in Friday’s nightcap.

the playoffs will continue on Saturday for the gold, silver and bronze medals.

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FINAL ROUND ROBIN STANDINGS

  • Canada 6-1
  • Venezuela 5-2
  • Argentina 5-2
  • United States 4-3
  • Dominican Republic 3-4
  • Mexico 3-4
  • Guatemala 1-6
  • Cuba 1-6
  • Thursday’s Turning Back The Pages: Remembering Brian Paton, one of Canada’s greatest fastpitch players

    Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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    Paying tribute to Brian Paton, who was inducted into the International Softball Congress Hall of Fame in 2011. Photo By BOB OTTO / 1995 ISC World Tournament

    Woodstock, Ontario, CA – Brian Paton played in 12 consecutive International Softball Congress World Tournaments and was a member of three ISC championship teams – twice with the Toronto, Ontario Gators (1993-95) and with the Smokers of Tampa Bay, Florida (1998).

    In 1995, he helped to lead the Toronto Gators in their amazing come-back week to capture the ISC title in Sioux City, Iowa. In so doing, Paton established a new record for hits in a tournament (17) and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

    Patrolling centre field, he was one the best at stealing what appeared to be “sure-hits” and limiting base runners to singles. He was not simply a member of great teams – those teams enjoyed their successes in no small part as a result of Brian’s leadership – witness his nine “top-four” finishes in ISC world tournaments.

    Paton has numerous other notable softball accomplishments, including playing for Team Canada (1985-2002) and helping his country win four Pan-Am gold medals and silver and gold in the International Softball Federation World Championship.

  • Information courtesy of the International Softball Congress. For more information about world tournaments, statistics, photos, record-setting achievements, and more, please visit the: ISC website.
  • Garrity blasts Canada past USA in IX Pan Am games

    Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

    McCulloughDevon.34web Devon McCullough was one of four pitchers that helped Canada defeat the USA, 4-3, in the IX Pan American games, Tuesday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    PARANA, ARGENTINA – In his first three at bats, Gregg Garrity hadn’t done much. In fact, Canada’s cleanup hitter was 0-3, and had popped up, grounded out, and hit into a double play.

    But like all good hitters, eventually he’s going to hit the ball. And in his final at bat he did. In the most dramatic of ways.

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    Errors costly for Team USA in loss to Dominican Republic

    Monday, October 27th, 2014
    2014 United States men's national fast pitch softball team.

    2014 United States men’s national fast pitch softball team.

    PARANA, ARGENTINA – Defense and pitching have been USA Men’s National Fastpitch Team’s staples through the first three games of the IX Pan American games.

    The pitching stayed reliable on Monday, but the defense didn’t.

    As a result, Team USA suffered a 6-1 loss to the Dominican Republic, which evens the American’s record at 2-2 in the tournament.

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    Horses carrying Team USA in IX Pan Am games

    Monday, October 27th, 2014

    PARANA, ARGENTINA – There’s a saying in fastpitch when a pitcher’s hot that goes something like this: “We’ll ride our big horse to the championship.”

    Meaning of course, that the pitcher is throwing so well that the team climbs on his back and rides him to a tournament or league title.

    Well, fortunately for the USA Men’s National Fastpitch Team, they have three big horses to ride. And all three of them – Tony Mancha, Josh Johnson, and Gerald Muiselaar – are pitching extraordinarily well in the IX Pan Am games.

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    USA defeats Cuba in IX Pan Am games

    Sunday, October 26th, 2014
    Matt Palazzo (Des Moines, Iowa) drove in two runs to help Team USA defeat Cuba, 4-2, in the Pan American games on Sunday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Matt Palazzo (Des Moines, Iowa) drove in two runs to help Team USA defeat Cuba, 4-2, in the Pan American games on Sunday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    PARANA, ARGENTINA – The pitching was steady, the hitting sufficient enough, and the USA Men’s National Fastpitch Team defeated Cuba 4-2 in the IX Pan American games, on Sunday.

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    Team USA gets big win over Venezuela in IX Pan Am games

    Saturday, October 25th, 2014

    johnson.josh.348web Josh Johnson pitched seven shutout innings and then got relief help from Tony Mancha, as Team USA defeated Venezuela 2-1, Friday, in the IX Pan Am games In Parana, Argentina. Photo By BOB OTTO

    PARANA, ARGENTINA – Another well pitched game. Another extra inning affair. But this time a far more pleasing result for the USA Men’s National Fastpitch Team in the IX Pan Am games.

    After losing in 11-innings to Mexico on Friday, Team USA bounced back on Saturday by beating Venezuela, 2-1, in nine innings.

    Tony Mancha, who took the tough loss against Mexico, picked up the win with two innings of solid relief. And he also showed he swings a pretty good bat by driving in the winning run with two out in the top of the ninth.

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