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Inaugural Mens Fast Pitch Futures Team to compete at Elkland Labor Day Tournament

By Codi Warren ( | Aug. 23, 2018, 11:11 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY — USA Softball is proud to field an inaugural USA Softball Men’s Fast Pitch Futures Team that will compete at the 66th Annual Elkland Labor Day Tournament.  Eleven athletes have been named to the roster while the team will be led by Vahram Mateosian (Montvale, N.J.).

Click here to see the roster for the USA Softball Men’s Fast Pitch Futures Team

“We’d like to thank the coaches, athletes and sponsors who have invested in our Men’s Fast Pitch program, and we are excited to be able to provide this additional opportunity for athletes to represent USA Softball,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress.  “There has been a gap of opportunities between our Junior Men’s and Men’s teams and this provides us with the opportunity to develop and evaluate the talent we have with the coaches.” 

Held August 31-September 3 in Elkland, Pa., athletes selected to the team have previous experience with USA Softball on either the Men’s Fast Pitch National Team (MNT), Junior Men’s National Team (JMNT), have participated at a JMNT Exposure Camp, the USA Softball Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship or the USA Softball Men’s Fast Pitch National Invitational Tournament (NIT). 

The schedule for the 66th Annual Elkland Labor Day Classic will be announced at a later date.

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