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  • 5
    Aug

    GB Women are one game away from World Championship qualification

    The task of qualifying for the 2012 World Championships is down to just one game for the GB Women’s Fastpitch Team—the 6.30 encounter on August 5 with the Czech Republic. A win will also keep GB in the hunt for the European Championship title.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 30
    Jul

    GB Women overwhelm France in final warm-up game

    Thunderstorms stayed away for long enough on July 30 to let the GB Women’s Fastpitch Team get in a warm-up match against France before the European Championships get underway on July 31 in Italy. The score was 18-0 in favour of Britain in the fifth inning when the French coach called a halt.

  • 29
    Jul

    Rain wipes out first GB Women scrimmage game in Italy

    The GB Women’s Fastpitch Team was ready to take on Austria in their first warm-up game in Italy on the evening of July 29, before the European Championships get underway on July 31. But first there was lightning and thunder, and then a torrential downpour, and the team will try again tomorrow.

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