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USA Softball Men’s National Team finishes Father’s Day Tournament with 8-4 victory over JB Titans

Monday, June 19th, 2017

PAT SAGDAL belted a double and later scored to help the USA Men’s National Team defeat the J.B. Bombers, 8-4, to claim the championships of the Houston Father’s Day Tournament, Sunday, June 18. USA Softball Photo.

JUNE 19, 2017, 2:06 A.M. (ET)
USA Softball Media Report

HOUSTON — The 2017 USA Softball Men’s National Team (MNT) won their fifth-straight game of the weekend, 8-4, to complete their impressive outing at the Father’s Day Tournament in Houston, Texas, USA Softball announced today. The U.S. scored eight runs on nine hits with no errors.

Tyler Dudley (Battle Creek, Mich.) got things going with a lead-off double in the second inning before tagging up and reaching third on a flyout by Chase Turner (San Jose, Calif.). A walk to Nick Mullins (Toms River, N.J.) put two runners on for Team USA and a homerun by Pat Sagdal (Richland, Wash.) made it a 3-0 lead.

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ASA/USA Men’s Softball Tournament Gives Players A Fair Shake

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

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“It was awesome, I was blown away by the youth of the pitchers. I believe we had 20 of the 28 pitchers below 30 years of age, and several under 25 including two 19 year olds, and 22 and 23 year olds. I’m really impressed…” – Denny Bruckert, USA Softball Men’s National Team Head Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – Selecting players for the USA Softball Men’s National Team from the hundreds playing fastpitch from coast-to-coast, isn’t the easiest of tasks.

And a vital part of that task is making sure that talented athletes get a fair shot at being seen and evaluated.

National Team Head Coach Denny Bruckert and his coaching staff pondered this question: How, when and where could the organization gather together as many players as possible for an evaluation?

“The coaching staff, Gregg Leather, Greg Hicks, Nick McCurry and myself thought about how we could indentify and evaluate players,” said Bruckert, who was appointed USA national team head coach in 2013. “Warren Jones (ASA/USA Softball President) brought it up this year to get it going. This is the best idea I’ve been involved with.”

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Someone to know: fastpitch legend Nick McCurry

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Originally published Oct. 18, 1998

ASHLAND, Ohio – Nick McCurry will warn you about two things: A conversation with him will center on fastpitch softball and it will be long. He’s right on both counts.

“I’m a die hard fastpitch man,” said the 52-year-old McCurry. “I don’t drink and I don’t smoke, but I’ve spent many long hours in the beer tent talking to fastpitch people.”

McCurry’s soft, easy going Tennessee drawl, belies the fact that he’s an intense, fiery fastpitch player and manager, who, he says “loves to thump his chest” after beating one of the big money teams.

And McCurry proved he’s still one of the game’s great clutch players.

He was selected the Most Valuable Player in the 1998 ASA Masters 40-Over National Tournament after helping Eagle Products of Mishawaka, Ind. win the national title.

McCurry blistered tournament pitching with a .416 average and was 10-for-24.

“Over the many years Nick’s been one of the outstanding players in the state and carried the banner for fastpitch so very effectively,” said Ohio Fastball Travel League Commissioner, Gordon Wise. “He’s literally the heart and soul of fastpitch in Ashland.”

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USA Softball names 2014 Men’s Fast Pitch National Team roster

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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USA Softball names 2014 Men’s Fast Pitch National Team roster to compete for World Championship / Pan American Games berths

By Steven Embree | ASA/USA Softball
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Monday, August 4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball announced today the roster for the 2014 USA Softball Men’s Fast Pitch National Team that will compete this October in the Pan American Games and International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championship qualifier in Parana, Argentina.

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