USA Softball hosts training camp for junior mens pitchers and catchers

Feb. 14, 2014, 2:35 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Eight athletes in the USA Softball Junior Men’s Fast Pitch National Team program will participate in a training camp starting today at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The camp, which is designed to strengthen prospective Junior Men’s Fast Pitch National Team pitchers and catchers, runs Feb. 14-16 under the direction of Junior Men’s Fast Pitch National Team Head Coach Tim Lyon (South Jordan, Utah) and assistant coaches Gary Mullican (Mission Viejo, Calif.), and Scott Standerfer (Ashmore, Ill.).

“We’re looking forward to working with both the pitchers and catchers at this week’s camp as we prepare for the ISF World Championships this summer,” said USA Head Coach Tim Lyon. “We have a nice mixture of older and younger pitchers from around the country and it’s always exciting to be able to bring them together to train as a group.”

Athletes attending the training camp hail from seven states (California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin). The camp attendees are:

Ryan Barnes (Lehi, Utah)

Tyler Bouley (Champlin, Minn.)

Daniel Centeno Jr. (Salem, Utah)

Zane Chason (Grand Ridge, Fla.)

Bryce DuCharme (Hudson, Wis.)

Collin Hopkins (Decatur, Ill.)

Philip Zimmerman (New Holland, Pa.)

Taylor Weldin (Bakersfield, Calif.)

The next international competition for the Junior Men’s Fast Pitch Team will be in July of 2014 when they compete in the 10th International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Men’s World Championship in White Horse, Yukon, Canada. The team will also travel the along the west coast competing in a series of exhibition games prior to the World Championship.  The schedule will be released at a later date. Visit for updates on the Junior Men’s National Team throughout the year.