As we near the start of the 2021 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Salem, Va.
Meet Ohio Outlaws Hoffner, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Pennsylvania, Head Coach Jim Hoffner breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2021 roster.
Team: Ohio Outlaws Hoffner
Home State: Pennsylvania
Head Coach: Jim Hoffner
Team Twitter: @outlawshoffner
Team Facebook: Ohio Outlaws Premier 18U Hoffner
Team Website: www.ohiooutlaws.com
Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time Participant.
What year was the team/organization founded: The team/organization was founded in 2009.
How long the team has been together: Six years.
Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: Two-time appearance at USA Softball JO Cup- Finished Ninth.
Returning players from 2020: 11.
What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: "We have strong pitching and hit well."
What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2021 GOLD Nationals: "Our primary focus is to get our team ready to play at a high level for college."
Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the GOLD Nationals: "We like playing USA Softball because of the great competition, venues, and top-notch umpiring."