USA Softball to be represented by 417 Reloaded at VII WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup in Plant City, Fla.

By Codi Warren (cwarren@usasoftball.com) | Nov. 14, 2018, 3:45 p.m. (ET)

Plant City, Fla. — USA Softball is proud to announce that 417 Reloaded will represent the United States at the VII World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup.  Held at the WBSC – Softball Division headquarters in Plant City, Fla., the event will run from November 15-18 with 417 Reloaded joining the following participating countries: Bahamas, Germany, Great Britain and Turks & Caicos while Curacao will be represented by two teams.

 

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“USA Softball is proud to be represented by our 2017 Coed National Champions at the WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress.  “We’re excited to provide this opportunity to compete on the international stage for our coed slow pitch division and we look forward to watching 417 Reloaded compete against highly-competitive National Teams from across the globe.”

 

The team will open the tournament with a 12 p.m. ET matchup against Great Britain on Thursday, Nov. 15 before back-to-back matchups against Bahamas and Germany at 3 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET, respectively.  Pool play continues on Friday, Nov. 16 with a 10 a.m. ET matchup against Curacao 1, a 1 p.m. ET contest against Curacao 2 and a 4 p.m. ET game against Turks & Caicos.  

 

A double-elimination playoff bracket based off pool play results will begin on Saturday, Nov. 17 with the medal rounds taking place on Sunday, Nov. 18. 

 

Fans at home can tune in to all of 417 Reloaded’s games through the USA Softball of Missouri Facebook page while live stats will be available at USASoftball.com.

 

417 Reloaded earned the opportunity to attend the WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup after claiming the 2017 USA Softball Coed Slow Pitch National Championship.  Based out of Springfield, Mo., the following athletes will make up the roster: Andi Anti, Bailey Barrett, Kevin Hofmeister, Jamie Holmes, Justin Isaacso, Amanda Lake, Fred Lundien, Jeff Mullins, Sally Pennington, Krystin Pyle, Brian Schemer, and Stephanie Waldron.

 

“It is such an honor to be able to represent USA Softball at the WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup,” said 417 Reloaded Head Coach, Corey Pyle.  “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience playing teams from around the world.  Words just cannot describe it.”

 

This marks the second year in a row that a team representing USA Softball of Missouri will participate at the WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup.

 

“This is such a great experience for our USA Softball Coed National Champions,” said USA Softball of Missouri JO Commissioner and Slow Pitch Task Force member, Kristy Rich.  “We hope that by showcasing the team at the WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup it will promote and spark interest in the Coed Class D National Championship.”

 

Additionally, umpires representing USA Softball and six state/metro local associations include Dallas Apfelbacher (Eagan, Minn.), Paul Bosshardt (Naples, Fla.), Jamie Evans (Holt, Mich.), Tom Keller (Sartell, Minn.), Tim Slama (Rapid City, S.D.), David Swanson (Crossville, Tenn.), and Joe VanDommelen (Williamston, Mich.).

 

Follow along with the USA Softball all year long 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 through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro 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.