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USA Softball announces 2021 Men's National Team Athlete Pool

June 08, 2021, 3:42 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY –– USA Softball announced today a list of athletes who have been identified by the Men’s National Team Selection Committee (MNTSC) for the Men’s National Team athlete pool. A total of 22 athletes will compete during the 2021 season and will be considered for selection to the 2021 USA Softball Men’s National Team who will compete at the Continental Qualifier, a qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men’s Softball World Cup.


“We are extremely excited to announce the athletes to be evaluated as we go through the summer leading up to the Continental Qualifier in Argentina this November,” said Men’s National Team Head Coach, Ron Hackett. “We feel like we are prepared to challenge for gold with this group and look forward to seeing them compete over the summer as we narrow the roster in August.”


Name                           Home State

Tyler Albert                   Pennsylvania

Tyler Bouley                  Minnesota

Joel Cooley                   Minnesota

Yusef Davis                   California

Jon Gwizdala                Michigan

Chris Heinlein                Missouri

Tyler Johnson               Florida

Brad Kilpatrick               Florida

Mike Lewis                    Minnesota

Jonathan Lynch             Missouri

Tony Mancha                New Mexico

Blaine Milheim               Michigan

Nick Mullins                   New Jersey

Erick Ochoa                    California

Matt Palazzo                 Iowa

Matt Ratliff                    Utah

Dusten Rutt                   Pennsylvania

Brandon Rutt                 Pennsylvania

Grant Sailors                 Indiana

Cameron Schiller           Arizona

Zac Shaw                     Missouri

Duane Weiler                Pennsylvania


Members of the USA Softball Men’s National Team Selection Committee (MNTSC) are responsible of selecting rosters the represent the United States in a variety of international competitions, including the Pan American Games and World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Cups. Athletes wishing to get identified by members of the MNTSC are encouraged to participate in Men’s Fast Pitch events and compete at a USA Softball National Championship.