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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: Illinois Bash Gold

July 17, 2020, 4:07 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 Illinois Bash Gold, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Chicago, Head Coach Jim Goranson breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2020 roster.


Team: Illinois Bash Gold

Home State: Illinois

Head Coach: Jim Goranson

Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: Previous GOLD Nationals Participant

Facebook: Illinois Bash Softball

Twitter:  @IL_Bash


Returning players from 2019: 6

What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2020 GOLD National Championship: Compete each pitch of each inning in every game.”

What are some of the benefits of playing with USA Softball and at GOLD Nationals: The experience our players will get from attending USA Gold Nationals will last a lifetime. Past players remember what a great opportunity it was to play with and against such great competition. As a Manager, I really appreciate how well run USA tournaments are and how awesome the USA staff is.”