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Men’s world fastpitch softball championship fast approaching

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

WHITEHORSE, CANADA – The 15th Men’s World Softball Championship begins July 7 and continues through July 16 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada with 16 teams competing for the title at the Pepsi Softball Centre.

While 2017 will be the first time Yukon hosts a senior men’s event, Softball Yukon has hosted three previous world softball championships – the Junior Men’s World Softball Championship in 2008 and 2014, as well as the 2012 Women’s World Softball Championship.

  • The USA National Team will be right in the hunt for a medal.
  • To learn about the teams and players that comprise five regions of the world, visit: 2017 WBSC Men’s Rosters
  • Schedule Released for 2014 Junior Men’s International Softball Federation Championship

    Saturday, June 21st, 2014

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    WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – The schedule is set for the 2014 10th ISF Junior Men’s World Softball Championship.

    The 2014 championship will be held July 11 to 20 at the Pepsi Softball Centre in Whitehorse and International Softball executives announced the official game schedule Thursday.

    Ten teams from five continents will unite for 45 games in a round-robin format, followed by four playoff (page playoff system) games.

    Team USA opens on July 11 against Denmark and then takes on New Zealand the following day.

    In the 2012 World Championship, USA finished fifth overall with a 5-3 record. Argentina secured its first championship by beating Japan 5-0, thus unseating four-time defending champion, Australia.

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    Organizers hope junior worlds inspire next generation

    Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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    With the 2014 ISF Jr. Men’s World Softball Championship less than a year away, local organizers are getting to work.

    WHITEHORSE DAILY STAR
    By Marcel Vander Wier

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – With the 2014 ISF Jr. Men’s World Softball Championship less than a year away, local organizers are getting to work.

    The 2014 championship will be held July 11 to 20 at the Pepsi Softball Centre in Whitehorse.

    A press conference was held this morning at the softball complex, where organizers announced the creation of the event’s website: worldfastpitch2014.com

    The site features details on the event venue, updated news stories, and social media feeds, as well as travel information for visitors to the territory. During the tournament, the website will offer live scores and webcasts of every game.

    Sponsorship and volunteer initiatives were also announced.

    Organizing committee chair George Arcand said having the chance to host a tournament of this calibre is a coup for the Yukon capital.

    “I think what it means is that our kids get to see softball of this calibre, and can see what is there, and what getting into the game with that kind of intent can do for you,” he told the Star.

    “Hopefully, they’re inspired.” Continue reading