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Santa Barbara defeats Waseda University White to advance in NAFA 23-Under World Series

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Waseda University White of Tokyo, Japan, bows in respect before fast pitch fans and the Young Bucks team after dropping a close 5-3 game, Sunday morning. Photo By BOB OTTO

Waseda University White of Tokyo, Japan, bows in respect before fast pitch fans and the Young Bucks team after dropping a close 5-3 game, Sunday morning. Photo By BOB OTTO

QUAD CITIES, IA/IL – Beating the Japanese at fast pitch requires understanding how they play softball, said Santa Barbara Young Bucks coach, Clyde Bennett.

Bennett seemed to have his coaching strategy in tact when his ball club met Waseda University White of Tokyo, Japan in Sunday’s play down toward the NAFA World Series 23-Under championship.

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Clyde Bennett and his Young Bucks return to NAFA for a run at the 23-Under title

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

SANTA BARBARA, CA – For the past several years, Clyde Bennett has thought, this is it. This will be the last year he’s taking his Young Bucks to the NAFA 23-Under World Series. But like a grandfather who can’t say no to the pleadings of his grandchildren, Bennett is talked into going.

“I have kids who played for me in the 23-Under, and they tell other young kids how much fun they had,” said Bennett. “And the younger ones say, ‘you did it for those guys, why not us?’ The kids just won’t let me give it up.”

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