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Love and Fastpitch Bring Kiwi Pitcher to Minnesota

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

080813-Jamieson.Michael62lr New Zealand native Michael Jamieson pitching in the 2013 NAFA World Series for the (Wisconsin) Bar On The Avenue Appleton Buzz. He will soon be bringing his pitching talent to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo By BOB OTTO

PARAPARAUMU, NEW ZEALAND – On June 2nd a plane from New Zealand will land at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport carrying fastpitch softball pitcher Michael Jamieson. He’s coming to Minnesota for two reasons: love and fastpitch softball.

Now that surely has his girlfriend Natalie Bertucci excited and thrilled. But learning of a Kiwi pitcher moving to Minnesota most likely has fastpitch managers a bit thrilled, too.

And asking: “I wonder if Michael needs a team to pitch for?”

That’s still up in the air. But pitchers with talent are hot commodities in a sport so desperately lacking. Especially a Kiwi only 24 years old, but who has been playing fastpitch since he was eight.

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