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    GB Under-13s struggle in Italy

    Two Under-13 girls’ fastpitch teams from Great Britain – the GB Minimes and the London Cubs – are struggling against more experienced opposition in the ESF’s Massimo Romeo Youth Cup, but picking up valuable competition experience along the way.

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    GB Under-16s gain experience in Italy

    The GB Under-16 Girls’ Fastpitch Team, without an official competition this summer, attended the Tuscany Series Under-16 Tournament in Arezzo, Italy from August 2-5.  The team won two games and lost three and finished sixth out of eight teams, but gained valuable experience for next summer’s European Championships.

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    GB Juniors go down fighting

    With everything stacked against them in the fifth-place game at the European Junior (Under-19) Women’s Championships in Holland on Saturday, the GB Juniors still put up a fighting performance before going down 12-5 to the Czech Republic and finishing the tournament in sixth place.

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    GB Juniors rally to down Croatia

    A seven-run rally in the fifth inning carried the GB Junior (Under-19) Women’s Fastpitch Team to a 10-8 win over Croatia on Friday in one of the wilder games of softball anyone is likely to see at the European Junior Championships.  As a result, GB will play off for fifth place on Saturday.

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    GB Juniors lose medal hope to Germany

    The last chance of a medal and qualification for the 2013 World Junior Championships eluded the GB Junior (Under-19) Women’s Fastpitch Team at the European Junior Championships when GB had too many illness and injury obstacles to overcome and went down 7-0 to Germany.

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    GB Juniors gift playoff game to Holland

    The GB Junior (Under-19) Women’s Fastpitch Team failed to support a fine effort by pitcher Ellie Pamenter and gifted the first game of the second round playoffs at the European Junior Championships to Holland on Wednesday by a score of 10-1.  The GB Team now has to win their remaining two second round games to have a chance at reaching the final Page Playoff and qualiying for the 2013 Women’s World Championships.

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    GB Juniors fail to take chance against Czechs

    The GB Junior (Under-19) Women’s Fastpitch Team had every chance on Tuesday against a Czech Republic team that was there for the taking—but GB blew the opportunity and will have to settle for second place in Group C—which will mean harder games when the the playoff round-robin begins on Wednesday.

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    GB Junior Women open at Euros

    The GB Junior (Under-19) Women’s Fastpitch Team will play their opening game at the 2012 European Junior Championship on Monday, July 23 at the Gryphons Softball Coub in Rosmalen, near Den Bosch in Holland.  GB will take on Israel on Monday and the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

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    Fastpitch League puts the spotlight on youth in 2012

    It’s the midway point of the season for the Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL), and this year has seen a number of changes compared to 2011, as League Organiser Stan Doney reports.

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    GB selections made for summer fastpitch tournaments

    GB national team coaches have made their selections for the GB Junior (Under-19) Women’s Fastpitch Team that will play in European Championships this summer in Holland and the GB Cadette (Under-16) Girls’ Fastpitch Team that will travel to the Tuscany Series in Italy to gain competition experience.  Two final selections have also been made for the GB Women’s Team for the World Championships in Canada.

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