2017 Men's Pan American Championship roster announced

Sept. 05, 2017, 3:09 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – The final 15-player roster for the 2017 USA Softball Men’s National Team (MNT) was announced today by USA Softball. Athletes selected will compete in the Pan American Championship September 15-24 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   

Click here to view the roster for the 2017 Pan American Championship

 

The complete game schedule for the Pan American Championship will be announced at a later date, however the 16 teams slated to compete are: Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, the United States and Venezuela.  At the last Pan American Championship, which was held in 2014 in Parana, Argentina, the U.S. finished in fourth place after compiling a 4-4 record.

 

This marks the first international competition for the MNT since the team earned a sixth-place finish at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men’s World Championship, which was held July 7-16 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.  The team finished the World Championship with a 6-3 record, hitting .300 as a team with 15 home runs and 64 RBI while the pitching staff combined for 74 strikeouts in 49 innings in the circle.

About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.

About the World Baseball Softball Confederation 

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 213 National Federation and Associate Members in 142 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually. 

The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's).

For more information, visit: www.wbsc.org