USA Softball Men’s Fast Pitch Futures Team set to compete at 10th Amigo’s Fast Pitch Tournament

Nov. 09, 2018, 12:40 p.m. (ET)

Hayward, Calif. — The USA Softball Men’s Fast Pitch Futures Team will head to Hayward, Calif. this weekend for the 10th Amigo’s Fast Pitch Tournament, a USA Softball of Northern California-sanctioned event. 


The Futures Team will open the tournament with a 10:45 a.m. PT matchup on Saturday, Nov. 10 against Wololoks, followed by a 12:30 p.m. PT game against Team TJ’s, a 2 p.m. PT game against NW Braves and a 3:45 p.m. PT game against EB Bashers to close out the day. Sunday’s schedule will be determined by seeding following Saturday’s results.


Athletes selected to the Amigo’s tournament roster include Anthony Aresco, Mick Baker, Ryan Barnes, Dante Biagini, Tyler Bouley, Ryker Zane Chason, Dalton Gray, Peyton Hall, Brad Kilpatrick, Jeff Lewis, Mike Lewis, Chayton Lloyd, Brent Meshke, Chris Norris, and Tony Wark.


Gray, Lewis, Lloyd and Wark most recently competed in the Red, White and Blue as a member of the 2018 USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team (JMNT) that competed at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Men’s World Championship in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. More than half of the 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 USA Softball Men’s Fast Pitch Futures Team provides athletes in the United States with an opportunity to represent USA Softball while bridging the gap of opportunities between the Junior Men’s and Men’s National Team programs.  In addition to competing in high-level events, the Futures Team allows for members of the U.S. coaching staff to develop and evaluate a pool of athletes for the Men’s National Team roster.


Bob Piddock will lead the USA Softball Men’s Fast Pitch Futures Team at this tournament, with Tony Aresco serving as the assistant coach.


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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,