OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The Amateur Softball Association and USA Softball announced today the schedule for the USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team that will be competing at the 2005 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship being held June 24-July 3 in Prince Edward Island. The 10-team tournament will begin with round-robin play with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs.
The USA Junior Men’s National Team will attempt to win its first medal at a World Championship since 1985. Despite winning silver medals at the first two (1981 and 1985) ISF Junior Men’s World Championships, the USA Junior Men have been unable to reach the medal stand in the last four World Championships finishing a disappointing eighth in 2001 in Sydney, Australia with a record of 2-7.
USA Softball Jr. Men’s World Championship Schedule
Friday, June 24
10:00 a.m. – USA vs. Czech Republic
Saturday, June 25
11:00 a.m. – USA vs. Australia
Sunday, June 26
1:00 p.m. – USA vs. New Zealand
Monday, June 27
3:00 p.m. – USA vs. Argentina
Tuesday, June 28
8:00 p.m. – USA vs. Canada
Wednesday, June 29
11:00 a.m. – USA vs. Denmark
Thursday, June 30
9:00 a.m. – USA vs. Venezuela
3:00 p.m. – USA vs. Mexico
Friday, July 1
10:00 a.m. – USA vs. Japan
Saturday, July 2 – PLAYOFFS
6:00 p.m. – 3rd Place vs. 4th Place – GAME 1
8:00 p.m. – 1st Place vs. 2nd Place – GAME 2
Sunday, July 3 – FINALS
12:00 p.m. – Bronze Medal Game – Winner of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 – GAME 3
3:00 p.m. – Gold Medal Game – Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3 – GAME 4
Click here for USA Jr. Men’s World Championship Roster
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 88 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won seven World Championship titles including the last five consecutive. For more information about USA Softball, please visit www.usasoftball.com.
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