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  • 30
    Mar

    New players announced by GB Slowpitch

    The GB Slowpitch Team held its annual Open Trials on the first weekends of February and March, and has now announced that eight new players have been added to the team’s player pool for 2017.

  • 27
    Mar

    Men’s World Championship to have 20 teams

    With less than 100 days to the start of the 2017 Men’s Softball World Championship, the World Baseball Softball Confederation has announced that 20 countries—the second largest number in the event’s history – will take part.

  • 14
    Mar

    Two BASU umpires selected for Junior Women’s World Championship

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation has announced the appointment of 30 umpires from 23 countries to officiate at the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship, and two BASU umpires are among them.

  • 14
    Mar

    GB Trials put players through their paces

    Around 25 female players ranging in age from 15 through 33, plus half a dozen GB National Fastpitch Team coaches, turned up at Skinners Academy in Finsbury Park on Sunday 26 February to take part in trials for this year’s GB Women, GB Under-19 Women and GB Under-16 Girls’ teams.

  • 23
    Feb

    Join the fun at the 2017 GB Slowpitch Open

    The GB Slowpitch Team programme is inviting B-grade and C-grade teams to get the 2017 season off to a fun and exciting start by entering the 2017 GB Slowpitch Open, scheduled for Sunday 9 April on the BSUK diamonds at Farnha\m Park.

  • 6
    Feb

    ESF Congress draws are kind to GB teams

    The annual European Softball Federation Congress took place in Belgrade, Serbia from 2-5 February, and draws made to determine pools for two important Championships coming up this summer were relatively kind to British teams.

  • 21
    Jan

    GB Select Team finishes fourth in Indoor Cup

    A GB Select Team made up of GB Women and GB Under-19 players, plus three guest pitchers, finished fourth out of 16 teams at the prestigious annual Indoor Cup in Schiedam, Netherlands, on the weekend of 14-15 January.

  • 20
    Jan

    GB Slowpitch Team trials set for 5 February

    The GB Slowpitch Team has announced an open trial for new players, to be held on Sunday 5 February at the Royal Masonic School in Ricksmanworth, north of London.

  • 10
    Jan

    Coaches and manager needed for new GB Team

    The GB Softball programme is planning to launch a new national team in 2017 – a GB Under-16 Boys’ Fastpitch Team—and a Team Manager and additional coaches are needed.

  • 9
    Dec

    IOC approves baseball/softball stadium for 2020

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to approve the 30,000-seat Yokohama Stadium as the main venue for baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games in Japan in 2020.

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