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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: Ohio Hawks 16U National Hutchinson

July 14, 2021, 3:41 p.m. (ET)

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 Hawks 16U National Hutchinson, a team competing in the 16-Under division. Based out of Ohio, Head Coach Wendell Hutchinson breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2021 roster.



Team: Ohio Hawks 16U National Hutchinson

Home State: Ohio

Head Coach: Wendell Hutchinson

Team Twitter: @OHHawks16UHutch

Team Facebook: Ohio Hawks-04 Hutchinson

Team Website: Ohio Hawks Gold Hutchinson



Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time Participant.


What year was the team/organization founded: "The organization was founded in 2006."


How long the team has been together: Three years.


Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: 2021 USA Softball JO Cup- Runner-Up, 2019 PGF Nationals, and 2019 Stingray's Showcase- Champions.


Returning players from 2020: 12.


What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: "Some of our team's strengths include a strong pitching staff, hitters that have power, and speed players that can run the bases. We have great team chemistry, especially with having 12 returning players."


What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2021 GOLD Nationals: "Our primary focus is to come out with a strong showing and finish as the champions."


Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the GOLD Nationals: "We enjoy the tough competition that USA Softball provides."