Junior Men participates in training camp in Michigan
Mich. --- Thirty young men from twelve states are participating in the
USA Softball junior men's national team training camp in Midland, Mich. this
week. Camp participants are getting their first action in USA uniforms as they
compete with one another to make a spot on the final 17-person roster which
will be announced at a later date. The week began with training drills and
exhibitions and now the team is competing in a three-day tournament.
coach Tim Lyon, along with assistants Scott Standerfer and Gary Mullican, led
the athletes in hitting, fielding, base running and pitching drills.
Members of the USA Softball men's national team selection committee also
assisted in the activities.
was great to get all the boys in camp to begin the process for the next world
championship cycle" said Head Coach Lyon. "We've got a really
good group of kids here and we're looking forward to this week of
camp is the first step in preparation for the next ISF World Championship in
Whitehorse, Yukon Canada in July, 2014.
Two at the USA Softball junior men's national team training camp in Midland,
Mich. featured the thirty players divided into three teams (Red, White and
Blue) for two controlled scrimmages. Nine pitchers saw action in the
morning and afternoon contests at Currie Stadium in Emerson Park.
were eager to see the pitchers, hitters and defensive players in real game-type
situations" said head coach Tim Lyon. "We were pleasantly
surprised at the skill level these young men displayed. We're looking
forward to helping them develop their skills even further as we go along in
week-long training camp is the first step in preparation for the next ISF World
Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon Canada next July.
Softball Junior Men's National Team opened with two wins in the Michigan
Cornfest tournament Friday night. The junior team is holding a training
camp in Midland MI and has divided into two teams.
Red won 7-1 behind the pitching of Philip Zimmerman (PA) and the clutch hitting
of Steven Nessler (MN).
Blue won 9-2 in a six inning outing. Zane Chason (GA) picked up the win
with relief help from Colin Hopkins (IL) Jimbo Pernetti lead the offense with 2
triples and 3 rbi's
teams are in action again on Saturday at 12:30 pm and 5:45 pm.