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USA Softball Junior Men claim consolation prize at ISF Junior Mens World Championship

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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BY STEVEN EMBREE | JULY 20, 2014, MIDNIGHT (ET)

WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA The USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team took the field versus Mexico on Sunday in the consolation finals of the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Men’s World Championship and won convincingly 11-5 the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today.

With the win, Team USA finished 7-4, their best record in the Junior Men’s World Championship since 1985.

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USA blasts Czech Republic to move into ISF Consolation Championship

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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Whitehorse, Yukon, CA – Philip Zimmerman pitched a two-hitter, the offense collected 12 hits, and team USA defeated the Czech Republic 12–2, Saturday, to move into the ISF Junior Men’s World Championship Consolation Championship.

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The battle for Gold begins at the ISF Junior Men’s World Championship

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

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WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – The wheat has been separated from the chaff; the cream has risen to the top.

Call it what you may. But after eight days and 54 games in the 10th ISF Junior Men’s World Championship, it has come down to this.

Argentina, New Zealand, Japan, and Australia have proven they are the four best teams in young men’s (age 19-under) fastpitch softball.

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Australia crushes USA’s medal dream

Friday, July 18th, 2014

WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – The United States will have to wait another two years for chance at a gold medal in the ISF Junior Men’s World Championship.

Australia made sure of that.

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Strong arms drive Argentina past USA in ISF Junior Men’s World Championship

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – The number one team rests its number one pitcher and suffers no ill effects.

Argentina held back ace right-hander Huemul Mata, instead going with the strong-armed arsenal of Roman Godoy at the start and Franco Gini to close.

And the two were as good as Argentina could want, combining on a three-hitter to beat the USA 9-2 at the Pepsi Softball Centre in Whitehorse, Thursday.

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USA stretches win-streak to three after defeating Singapore

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – Team USA jumped on Singapore for five runs in the first, survived a four-run comeback by Singapore in the third and went on take an 8-4 victory, Wednesday, at the Pepsi Softball Centre in Whitehorse.

The win stretches the Americans win streak to three and improves their record to 5-2 in the 10th ISF Junior Men’s World Championship with two games left in round robin play.

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Ethan Johnston keeps New Zealand undefeated in the ISF Junior Men’s World Championship

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

wolfpack.johnston.177web New Zealand’s Ethan Johnston pitching in the 2013 NAFA World Series for the Kansas City Outlaws. Johnston was selected the Co-Most Valuable Pitcher of the A Division. Photo By BOB OTTO

New Zealand remains unbeaten in the world championship after surviving close game with Japan.

WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – Fastpitch purists fond of pitchers duels would have loved this one, and probably boasted, “good pitching will beat good hitting every time.”

Well, in this particular game, the purists would be right.

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Canada’s Zehr provides heroics in walkoff victory over USA

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

After their 7-1 lead evaporated in the top of the seventh inning last night, Team Canada needed a hero.

By Marcel Vander Wier / Whitehorse Daily Star

WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – After their 7-1 lead evaporated in the top of the seventh inning last night, Team Canada needed a hero.

Tyson Zehr, a 19-year-old infielder from Tavistock, Ont., seized the moment, hitting a bases-loaded double over the American left-fielder’s head to give the hosts a 9-8 walkoff victory and push their record to 2-1.

“I knew I?had to hit it deep, and it just kept going,”?Zehr said of his winning hit. “There were chills running through my body. But it wouldn’t have mattered if the four guys before me wouldn’t have got on base.”

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