OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, announced today that 34 athletes have accepted invitations to attend the 2017 USA Softball Men’s National Team (MNT) Selection Camp to be held January 20-22, 2017 in San Diego, Calif. These athletes will vie for 17 spots on the 2017 USA Softball MNT roster that will compete at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the USA Softball Men’s National Team Selection Committee (MNTSC). Currently ranked No. 6 in the WBSC softball world rankings, the MNT will compete in the WBSC Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, July 7-16, 2017. The Red, White and Blue will look to improve upon a ninth-place finish at the 2015 WBSC World Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, where the team finished with a 7-3 record and placed first in the Playoff Rounds. The U.S. will be led by National Softball Hall of Fame coach Denny Bruckert (Gillespie, Ill.). The complete 2017 schedule for the MNT, including exhibition games, will be announced at a later date.
Fastpitch softball player Travis Nevin (Mi’Kmaw Nation) born in Malden, Massachusetts, USA but now residing in Sipekne’katik First Nation, Nova Scotia, Canada has accepted the invitation to attend the 2017 USA Softball Men’s Fastpitch National Team (MNT) Selection Camp. Travis will vie for one the 17 spots on the 2017 USA Softball MNT roster.