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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: Aces Fastpitch 18U

July 17, 2020, 3:27 p.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2020 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, Okla.

Meet the Aces Fastpitch Club, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Missouri, Head Coach Ryan Taylor breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2020 roster.


Team: Aces Fastpitch 18U

Home State: Missouri

Head Coach: Ryan Taylor

Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time GOLD Nationals Participant

Website: demariniaces.com


Returning players from 2019: 7

Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: IDT Champions 2019; 9th PGF Nationals 2016; 13th PGF Nationals 2019; Team 1 National Champs 2020 and 2019.”

What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: Strong in the circle, team speed and the ability for the ball to leave the park and a super competitive spirit that enjoys playing for one another.”

What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2020 GOLD National Championship: Making sure we execute the little things.”

What are some of the benefits of playing with USA Softball and at GOLD Nationals: Playing at the home of softball at Hall of Fame Stadium is pretty cool and they have experience running quality events.”