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  • 5
    Aug

    GB Women take extra-inning thriller from Russia

    After a dramatic 4-2 extra-inning win over Russia on the evening of August 4 at the European Women’s Championships in North East Italy, the GB Women’s Fastpitch Team will play Spain on August 5 for a place in the last four and the Page Playoffs. The top three teams will qualify for next year’s World Championships in Canada.

  • 4
    Aug

    GB Women take out France to assure a shot at the Page Playoffs

    The GB Women’s Fastpitch Team took no chances with France on the morning of August 4 in the second round at the European Women’s Championships in Italy. GB’s 9-3 win assured themselves of a playoff game tomorrow that can get them into the final-four Page Playoff.

  • 4
    Aug

    European Slowpitch Cup starts with close games and even competition

    Four of the five teams competing in the European Slowpitch Cup in Mlade Buky in the Czech Republic this week seem competitive with each other after the first day’s play on August 3.

  • 4
    Aug

    GB Women lose tough 3-1 battle to the Dutch

    Great Britain and the Netherlands staged a tough, high-class game of softball at the start of the second round in the 2011 European Women’s Fastpitch Championships on Wednesday evening, August 3, before a packed crowd in the main stadium at Ronchi dei Legionari in North East Italy. But the Dutch had more hits and also had the better of both the luck and the umpiring, and won the game 3-1.

  • 3
    Aug

    Now the real tournament begins for the GB Women

    GB made slightly hard work of their final first round group game against Croatia at the European Women’s Fastpitch Championships on August 3, but emetged with a 7-0 mercy rule win in five innings.Now the serious begins with a second round match against the Netherlands.

  • 3
    Aug

    Baseball and softball make the shortlist for the 2020 Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee has announced a list of eight sports from which it will choose one to be added to the programme for the 2020 Olympic Games—and baseball and softball are both on the list. But does either sport have a realistic chance? And what if they combine to re-enter the Games as a single sport?

  • 3
    Aug

    BSF Executive Meeting Report: July 7, 2011

    The BSF Executive held a conference call meeting on the evening of Thursday, July 7. Click through for highlights of discussions and decisions.

  • 2
    Aug

    GB Women struggle but see off Sweden 3-0

    Sweden came advertised as a team that couldn’t be taken lightly, and the GB Women’s Fastpitch Team paid due care and attention, sending Stacie Townsend out to pitch and coming back with a 3-0 victory on the evening of August 2.

  • 2
    Aug

    GB Women swamp Hungary

    The GB Women’s Fastpitch Team had a first inning scare when Hungary loaded the bases wiuth no outs and took a 2-0 lead. But then pitcher Carling Hare took control, GB pounded out 18 hits and ran out 16-2 winners in four innings.

  • 31
    Jul

    GB Women go down 1-0 to Italy

    One piece of defensive hesitation let Italy score the only run of a brilliant pitcher’s duel between GB’s Stacie Townsend and Italy’s Stella Turazzi in the opening game for both teams on July 31 at the 2011 European Women’s Fastpitch Championships in North East Italy.

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