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May 23 Perfect outing earns Jordyn Kadlub ASA JO Player of the Week honors

By Codi Warren | May 23, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY —  A perfect performance in the circle has earned Florida ASA athlete Jordyn Kadlub (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) Week 3 ASA Junior Olympic (JO) Player of the Week honors, presented by Worth Fastpitch and StudentSports.com, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/ USA Softball announced today.  Kadlub's 3-0 outing on the mound helped her 14U Tampa Mustangs - Bell team to clinch first place at the Panama City Beach Qualifier in Panama City, Fla.  With the wins, the Tampa Mustangs - Bell also earned a berth to the ASA/USA 14U Class A National Championships in San Diego, Calif. July 28 - August 3, 2014.

Kadlub got her first start in the circle against the Gold Coast Hurricanes - Miller, where she won the rubber match 4-2.  In her next appearance against the Santa Fe Inferno - Nowling, Kadlub was lights out, helping her team to a 6-0 shutout win and securing a place in the Championship Game.  Facing a rematch with the Santa Fe Inferno - Nowling in the Championship Game, Kadlub was given the start again where she threw her second shutout of the day with a 4-0 win.  Through 19 innings of work, Kadlub only gave up two runs and two walks.

Established to recognize JO players 18 years or younger for outstanding play in an ASA/USA sanctioned event, the ASA/USA Softball JO Player of the Week will honor 14 athletes, male or female, from May 9 - August 8 following the conclusion of the ASA/USA JO National Championships.  Nominations will be taken on a week-by-week basis (see below schedule) and will be submitted and accepted through http://www.studentsports.com/softball/2014/02/12/asa-player-week-form/ until noon ET every Tuesday.  In order to be eligible for the award, athletes must be registered with their local ASA/USA association and must have participated in ASA/USA Softball sanctioned events or tournaments during the week nominated. 

2014 ASA/USA Softball JO Player of the Week award schedule
Week 1 (April 30 - May 6): Faith Willis (Liberty, Mo.) - Originals-Shanks

Week 2 (May 7 - 13): Allie Roberts (Rogers, Minn.) – Northwest Diamonds

Week 3 (May 14 - 20): Winner announced May 23: Jordyn Kadlub (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) - Tampa Mustangs - Bell

Week 4 (May 21 - 27): Winner announced May 30

Week 5 (May 28 - June 3): Winner announced June 6

Week 6 (June 4 - 10): Winner announced June 13

Week 7 (June 11 - 17): Winner announced June 20

Week 8 (June 18 - 24): Winner announced June 27

Week 9 (June 25 - July 1): Winner announced July 4

Week 10 (July 2 - 8): Winner announced July 11

Week 11 (July 9 - 15): Winner announced July 18

Week 12 (July 16 - 22): Winner announced July 25

Week 13 (July 23 - 29): Winner announced August 1

Week 14 (July 30 - August 5): Winner announced August 8

Honorable Mentions:

Morgan Hirai (Pasco, Wa.) – Morgan helped her Tri-City Fuzion squad to a perfect weekend at the Jack Reynolds Memorial Tournament.  She finished the tournament with a  .667 (six-for-nine) batting average with five RBI and three walks.

Madison Kublik (Oakdale, Minn.) – Madison performed both in the circle and at the plate for her North St. Paul Polars squad.  She went 4-0 in the circle with a 2.47 ERA and one shutout, while batting .625 (five-for-eight) with seven RBI, including one grand slam and one home run.

Lauren Waldroff (Apple Valley, Minn.) – Lauren had a phenomenal weekend at the plate with her Eastview Lightning Black team.  In her 14 at bats, she had 12 hits for a .857 average, including two doubles and eight RBI.

About ASA
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 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 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 the 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 six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.

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