USA Softball JO Cup Team Preview: MI Finesse 18U

May 22, 2019, 10:57 a.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2019 USA Softball Junior Olympic (JO) Cup, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Spartanburg, S.C. to compete.

Meet the MI Finesse, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Michigan, Head Coach Greg Blevins breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2019 roster in Spartanburg.

Team: MI Finesse
Previous JO Cup Experience: Placed 17th in 2018.
Coach: Greg Blevins
Hometown: Michigan

How long the team has been together: Our team has 4 returning players and 10 new players with 5 of them from our 16U national team. Our coaching staff has be together for 15 years with 5 of them being with the Finesse Organization.   

Noteworthy events and finishes in recent tournaments: 2018 D9 Fall Sun Classic, 6-0-1 finish.

Returning players from 2018: Four players returning from the 2018 season.

What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: Our 2019 team is very strong defensively, we have outstanding pitching, and our hitting is strong and powerful. Our team chemistry is tremendous, none like we have seen in the past.

What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2019 JO Cup: To get athletes in their best shape, both physically and mentally.  

What they look forward to seeing at the 2019 JO Cup: Always playing the best competition!