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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: Firecrackers DFW 18U Martinez

July 17, 2020, 2:22 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 Firecrackers DFW 18U Martinez, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Dallas/Fort Worth, Head Coach Joseph Martinez breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2020 roster.

Team: Firecrackers DFW 18U Martinez

Home State: Texas

Head Coach: Joseph Martinez

Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: Placed 11th in previous GOLD Nationals 


Twitter: @dfw_martinez


What year was the team founded: 2016

Returning players from 2019: 12

Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: : 2020 TCS Silver Bracket Champions – 1st place; 2019 #150 US Club Rankings 16U, #2 NTX State Championship, ASA Metro Champions, 6th Colorado Sparkler, 11th USA/ASA Gold Nationals, Tulsa & Wilson Invite, TCS Southwest Nationals, Ronald McDonald, TX Fusion Showcase, SODE showcase.”

What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: Pitching rotation, speed and team play.”

What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2020 GOLD National Championship: Fine tune the 2020 class in preparation for collegiate ball this fall and prepare the 2021 class for their last run for 2021 Nationals.”

What are some of the benefits of playing with USA Softball and at GOLD Nationals: Playing against high level teams and the opportunity to play against them at the Hall of Fame Stadium.”