USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team makes final preparations ahead of WBSC World Championship at Larry H. Miller Pioneer Days tournament

June 29, 2018, 4:25 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY — The 2018 USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team (JMNT) has arrived in Holladay, Utah, where the team will participate in the Larry H. Miller Pioneer Days tournament. The JMNT will compete in the three-game guarantee tournament in preparation for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Men’s World Championship (JMWC), which will be held July 7-15 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. The final 17-player World Championship roster for the 2018 USA Softball JMNT was recently announced by USA Softball. 

 

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The JMNT will open the Larry H. Miller Pioneer Days tournament this evening with a brief exhibition game before a 7:30 p.m. MT game tonight against the Pueblo Bandits. Action continues for the Red, White and Blue on Saturday, June 30 as they face Page Brake at 2 p.m. MT before a matchup against Wasatch Properties at 4 p.m. MT.  The remainder of the schedule for the U.S. will be determined by bracket play.

 

With Tyron McKinney (Ashland, Ohio) at the helm of the Junior Men's Program, the U.S. coaching staff also includes Tony Aresco (Stoneham, Mass.), Mike Armitage (Normal, Ill.) and Bob Piddock (Castro Valley, Calif.).

  

Live stats for all of Team USA’s games at the Larry H. Miller Pioneer Days tournament, live streaming, recaps and more will be available at USASoftball.com. Fans can also follow along on USA Softball’s Twitter account for updates.

   

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 69 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 202 National Federation and Associate Members in 143 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.