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  • 11
    Jul

    Has the balance of power shifted at the top of world softball?

    It was only the first of several games that will be played over the next few weeks between the two best women’s fastpitch teams in the world—the USA and Japan. But Japan’s 1-0 win on Saturday, July 9 in the round-robin at the Canadian Open Fastpitch Championship felt like a real shift in momentum.

  • 11
    Jul

    GB Juniors make make big strides in final warm-up game

    It finally came together for the GB Junior (Under-19) Women’s Fastpitch Team in their third and final warm-up game before the start of the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Futures Gold Tournament on Monday, July 11 in Surrey, near Vancouver, Canada. GB lost 3-1 to White Rock Renegades 94, but it was a well-played game by both teams and there were lots of positives for GB to take into the tournament proper.

  • 10
    Jul

    GB Juniors put runs on the board but give too many away

    The GB Junior (Under-19) Women’s Fastpitch Team broke their scoring duck in their second scrimmage game before the Canadian Open Fastpitch Futures Gold Tournament begins, but gave far too many runs away in suffering a second straight mercy-rule loss.

  • 9
    Jul

    GB Juniors start to iron out the kinks

    Scrimmage games, friendly matches or “exhibition games” as they call them in North America, are designed to help teams solidify their teamwork and get the nerves out of the way when preparing for a major competition. For the GB Under-19 Women’s Fastpitch Team, their first exhibition match in Canada, despite the 10-0 scoreline to the opposition, was an important first step in that direction.

  • 6
    Jul

    It’s a long way to Vancouver….

    It was a long, hard slog of 18 hours to get from London to Vancouver for the GB Under-19 Women’s Team—but now they get to play some of the world’s top junior teams and watch women’s teams like the US, Japan, Canada and Australia in action.

  • 1
    Jul

    Softball national and club teams swing into international action in July

    International competition gets underway in July and continues into August for five GB Softball national teams and four British club teams, at locations ranging from Canada to Bulgaria and points in between.

  • 13
    Jun

    GB Women’s Team v USA to be televised on ESPN America

    When the Great Britain Women’s Fastpitch Team plays the United States in the 6th World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City on July 24, the game will be available live in Britain on the subscription channel ESPN America, and will be televised again via tape delay on July 25 and 26.

  • 6
    Jun

    Netherlands bids to host 2014 Women’s World Championships

    The Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation has submitted a bid to the ISF to host the 2014 Women’s Fastpitch World Championships at the Olympia Softball Club in Haarlem in. If the bid is successful, it will be the first time the World Championships will have been staged in Europe.

  • 31
    May

    GB Slowpitch announces European Championship team

    GB Slowpitch Team coaches have announced the 18 players selected to compete in the 8th European Slowpitch Championships from July 19-23 in Dupnitsa, Bulgaria.

  • 18
    May

    Watch some great Bank holiday fastpitch!

    Come out to Richings Park near Langley on the Bank Holiday weekend, May 28-29, to watch international fastpitch softball as the GB Under-19 Women’s and Men’s Teams, and Britain’s top women’s club teams, take on opposition from Denmark and Croatia.

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