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Dudley and Mancha drive USA closer to playoff spot in Men’s Softball World Championship

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

WHITEHORSE, YK, Canada – Lean and fit Tyler Dudley doesn’t have the big, burly build of the prototypical power hitter, but his incredibly quick hands can whip a bat around with lightning speed.

When Dudley hits a softball, it can go a long way.

And two of his gigantic wallops did just that in leading Team USA to a 12-2 victory over the Dominican Republic in the Men’s Softball World Championship at the Pepsi Softball Centre in Whitehorse, Tuesday.

With the USA trailing 1-0 in the bottom half of the first inning, Dudley came to the plate with the bases loaded and promptly drilled a triple down the left-field line to clear the sacks and give Team USA a 3-1 advantage.

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Nowaczyk’s slam leads USA over India in Men’s Softball World Championship

Monday, July 10th, 2017

DUANE WEILER of Bedford, Penn. pitched a shutout to lead Team USA to an 11-0 victory over India in the 2017 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship, Monday, July 10 at the Pepsi Softball Centre in Whitehorse, YK, Canada. Photo USA Softball

WHITEHORSE, YK, Canada – Duane Weiler fired a shutout, Jeff Nowaczk blasted a grand slam, and the defense was once again superb as the United States beat India, 11-0, in four innings under the mercy rule, at the Whitehorse Pepsi Softball Centre, Monday.

The win evens Team USA’s record at 2-2 in Pool A of the Men’s Softball World Championship and keeps the team in the hunt for a medal-round playoff spot.

Weiler was in command the entire way, allowing one hit and a walk, along with eight strikeouts to notch his first win in the tournament.

The USA scored four runs in the first inning, highlighted by Tyler Dudley’s two-run homer over the centerfield fence. Back-to-back singles in the second by Pat Sagdal and Marcus Tan added another run, and a six-run barrage in the third put the game safely in the win column.

JEFF NOWACZYK of Midland, Mich. went 1-for-3 against India, but his hit was huge: a grandslam that helped Team USA notch an 11-0 victory in the 2017 Men’s Softball World Championship, Monday, July 10. USA Softball Photo

Catcher Jeff Nowaczyk provided the fireworks in the sixth with his bases-loaded home run, and Ochoa’s double plated the final two runs in Team USA’s 10-hit attack.

The United States (1-2) returns to action Tuesday against the Dominican Republic which currently sports a 3-0 record, tied with Canada for the top spot in Pool A.

The game is scheduled at 5 p.m. (PT) and can be watched live on Sports Canada TV

Homers and Montero send Team USA to opening round defeat in Men’s Softball World Championship

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

WHITEHORSE, YK, Canada – The long ball and the pitching of Maxi Montero gave Argentina a 5-1 first-round victory over the United States in the 2017 XV Men’s Softball World Championship at the Pepsi Softball Centre in Whitehorse, Friday night.

Team USA certainly got the start they wanted when second baseman Tyler Dudley drilled a double up the middle, scoring Matt Palazzo, who walked to open the game.

But Argentina struck right back in the bottom half when Ladislao Malarczuk homered over the right-field fence to even the score. And from that point on, the offensive firepower belonged to the Argentinians.

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Mancha, Kay and double-play sends Team USA into Vancouver Challenge championship

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

TYLER DUDLEY an infielder for the USA Men’s National Team is one of the bright young stars helping to elevate the national team back to worldwide prominance in men’s faspitch softball. In the Vancouver Challenge, he turned a game-ending double play to give Team USA a 2-1 victory over the South Hill Giants to send the Americans into the championship game. Courtesy Photo USA Softball

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada – Team USA needed a big game from someone in the circle. And they got it from Tony Mancha.

The right-hander from Las Cruces, New Mexico delivered an inspiring, extra-inning, 2-1, victory over the tough South Hill Giants in the Vancouver Challenge, Sunday.

The win sends Team USA into the championship, where they will battle either Canada (5-0) or New Zealand (4-1), who square off in the final playoff game to determine who will face the Americans for the title.

Certainly, Mancha was the man of the hour. But in this sparse run-scoring contest, someone also had to step up big at the plate: Bryce Kay answered the call big time, hitting safely in all three trips to the plate.

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Mancha hurls USA Men’s National Team to top seeding

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

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STEVENS, Penn. – Tony Mancha hurled a shutout as the USA Men’s National Team extended its winning streak to four by defeating Farmersville, 6-0, in the Rodney Fox Memorial Tournament, late Saturday, in the final game of round-robin play.

The right-hander allowed just two hits – one each by leadoff batter Yusef Davis and Steve Mullady – and then proceeded to handle the rest of Farmersville’s lineup by striking out 21 batters. Only one other batter reached base, a walk to James Gilbert in the fifth inning.

Wth the win, Team USA moves into Sunday’s playoffs as the No. 1 seed.

Mancha, a right-hander from Las Cruces, New Mexico, picked up his first win of the tournament, but he had plenty of support in getting it. Led by hot-hitting Eric Ochoa, Team USA roughed up Farmersville’s Jonas Mach for six runs on 12 hits.

Ochoa (2-for-3) hit his third home run of the tourney and drove in three runs, while Tyler Dudley had two RBI and was 2-for-4 at the plate with a homer.

As in their previous three games, Team USA started strong by plating three runs in the first inning on Ochoa’s three-run homer; picked up a run in the fourth on Derrick Zechman’s sacrifice fly, and pushed two runs across in the seventh when Dudley hammered a two-run homer deep over the left-field fence.

The USA Men’s National Team returns to action Sunday morning at 11, opponent yet to be determined.

To follow Team USA, visit: Rodney Fox Memorial Schedule

McCullough perfect, Carmona homers and A1-Bombers advance in the 2015 ISC World Tournament

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Devon McCullough pitched a perfect game in leading the A1-Bombers to a 5-0 victory over the Bloomington, Ill. Stix, Wednesday, in the 2015 ISC World Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2014 NAFA World Series

Devon McCullough pitched a perfect game in leading the A1-Bombers to a 5-0 victory over the Bloomington, Ill. Stix, Wednesday, in the 2015 ISC World Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2014 NAFA World Series

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Devon McCullough pitched a perfect game and Freddy Carmona homered to lead the A1-Bombers of Cambridge, Mass. to a 5-0 victory over the Bloomington, Ill. Stix in the quarterfinals of the ISC World Tournament, Wednesday.

The win advances the ISC’s No. 7 ranked Bombers into Thursday’s winners bracket semifinals where they will take on the winner between the New York Gremlins and Pennsylvania Power being played late Wednesday night.

Tyler Dudley put the Bombers on the board in the first with an RBI single, scoring Kris Bogach, who reached on a base hit. Then in the second, Carmona launched a three-run homer to finish the Bombers scoring to give McCullough all the runs he would need.

McCullough latest win improves his record to 3-0, and he has earned all three of the Bombers victories. Against the Stix (2-1), he struck out 14 and lowered his ERA to 0.41, and over 17 innings has given up just one earned run, while striking out 35, and walking three.

McCullough was selected a Second-Team All-World pitcher in the 2014 ISC World Tournament, and he pitched Team Canada to the 2015 WBSC 14th International Softball Federation World Softball Championship in July.

Mexico wins extra innings battle with USA in IX Pan Am games

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

usasoftballmancha.42 USA National Team pitcher Tony Mancha hurled a gem in the opening game of the Pan Am games on Friday, but Mexico held on to take a 2-1 victory. Photo By BOB OTTO

PARANA, ARGENTINA – Tony Mancha allowed one earned run on three hits, with 18 strikeouts in 10 innings, but his performance wasn’t quite good enough.

Mexico’s Eduardo Escobedo matched Mancha nearly pitch-for-pitch, finishing with an 11-inning four hitter and 11 strikeouts in leading Mexico to a 2-1 victory in the opening game of the IX Pan American games in Parana, Argentina on Friday.

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