FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2013
USA Softball Junior Men’s FP team to hold camp in Midland, Michigan
OKLAHOMA CITY --- Coming off of their best International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championship finish in over 20 years, the USA Softball Junior Men’s Fast Pitch National Team will be conducting its first camp of the year this week in Midland, Mich. With sights now set on the 2014 ISF Junior Men’s World Championships, 31 athletes will come together for training, exhibitions and a four-game guarantee tournament. From these participants, a roster of 17 players will be selected at a later date to represent their country as members of the 2014 USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team.
“We’re really excited about this next World Championships cycle,” said Head Coach Tim Lyon. “This week will give us a great opportunity to get these guys together and really evaluate the talent and assess our needs as a team as we continue with preparations for the 2014 ISF World Championships.”
Upon arriving in Midland, the athletes will come together for a day of training on Tuesday, followed by scrimmages on Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday evening the team will play an exhibition game versus a local Midland fast pitch squad. Starting Friday, the USA Junior Men’s camp participants will split into two teams and compete in a four-game guarantee tournament.
Athletes participating in the week-long camp are:
Ty Hess Benton Harbor, Mich.
Philip Zimmerman New Holland, Pa.
Daniel Centeno Jr. Salem, Utah
Tristan Sensenig Denver, Pa.
Collin Hopkins Decatur, Ill.f
Tyler Bouley Champlin, Minn.
Taylor Dykgraaf-Meyering Wayland, Mich.
Anthony Annunziata Stoneham, Mass.
Anthony Aresco III Stoneham, Mass.
Eric Enriquez West Covina, Calif.
Faron Apauty Jr. Anadarko, Okla.
Aaron Madrid Stockton, Calif.
Christian Keskindis Stoneham, Mass.
Jason Aguilar Humble, Texas
Ryan Barnes Lehi, Utah
Justin Perez North East, Pa.
Zane Chason Grand Ridge, Fla.
Cody Valeros Stockton, Calif.
Dakota Stilson Clovis, Calif.
Caiden Coates Tucson, Ariz.
Carson Criner Stockton, Calif.
Steven Nessler North Mankato, Minn.
Colton Neilson Lehi, Utah
Jared Rogers Boron, Calif.
Isaac Gonzalez Kerman, Calif.
Kyle Gnatkowski Saginaw, Mich.
James Pernette Ceres, Calif.
Zach Schabel Munger, Mich.
Bryce DuCharme Hudson, Wis.
Luke Dankert Midland, Mich.
For updates and photos from this tournament and future USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team news visit USASoftball.com.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing
Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic
Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations
and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local
associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to
over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million.
For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed five World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.