USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team set to compete in Fargo Memorial Tournament to prepare for 2018 WBSC World Championship

May 25, 2018, 3:49 p.m. (ET)

Fargo, N.D. — The 2018 USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team (JMNT) has arrived in Fargo, N.D., where the team will participate in the Fargo Memorial tournament in preparation for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Men's World Championship (JMWC). The JMNT will kick off the weekend by participating in an exhibition game against the Fargo Koalas at 6:45 p.m. CT prior to their first game of the tournament.

  

The JMNT will open the tournament with a 10 a.m. CT game on Saturday, May 26 against Cross Lake before facing the Fargo Knights at 12 p.m. CT and Len's Automotive at 4 p.m. CT. The Red, White and Blue continues play on Sunday, May 27 with a matchup against Notre Dame at 9 a.m. CT before the remainder of the schedule is determined by pool play.  Live stats and an updated schedule will be posted online at USASoftball.com. Fans can also follow USA Softball on social media for additional updates.

 

Click here to see the 2018 USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team roster

 

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.).

 

The Fargo Memorial tournament is one of the events in which members of the 2018 JMNT will compete as the team prepares for the WBSC JMWC.  The final 17-player roster for the 2018 USA Softball JMNT will be determined prior to the WBSC JMWC, which will be held July 7-15 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.  A complete schedule for the 2018 WBSC JMWC was announced on May 18 and can be found here.

 

Live stats for all of Team USA’s games at the Fargo Memorial tournament, recaps and more will be available at USASoftball.com.

 

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.