Three area athletes will be training for Olympics 17 Jan 12

Three youth fastpitch softball players will train at the Olympic Center in Chula Vista, Calif, this week. Brandon Gilman and Brent Meshke of Lake Crystal, Minn., along with Michael Lewis of Amboy, Minn., have been invited to the pitcher-catcher training camp.

The area players are finalists for the USA Softball Jr. Men’s National Team. Meshke and Lewis will participate in pitcher training, while Gilman fine tunes catching skills.

In addition to these youth, Jake Dalton and Spencer Yackel of Lake Crystal are men’s team finalists. The area players are expected to participate in USA Softball training camps this summer, with the final team selected in August.

The USA Softball Jr. Men’s National Team will participate in the Jr. Men’s World Championship set for Nov. 1-10 in Parana, Argentina.