COMBAT Derby Girls Win USSSA World Championship

Team ends final game with walk-off to secure victory.

KENT, Wash. – October 7, 2015 – COMBAT’s Derby Girls slow pitch softball team recently captured the USSSA World Championship title in dramatic fashion with a walk-off hit by Kami Marrott.  The team, comprised of 17 players from all over the country, competed in the annual USSSA Worlds in Kissimmee, Florida.  Led by Tara Salcedo and Christan Dowling, the team finished the summer season with an impressive overall 47-5 record.

“I am so proud to be associated with all these women and with COMBAT,” said Tara Salcedo.  “Playing on this team and accomplishing what we have is a testimony to our hard work and a supportive sponsor.” The winning hit by Kami Marrott was stroked with a COMBAT PLAGUE, one of a full line of slowpitch softball bats that feature the company’s unique precision molded, seamless construction. For a look at the full line of slow pitch bats from COMBAT click here: www.combatsportsgroup.com/slowpitch.

“COMBAT has sponsored this team for the last ten years, and they never cease to amaze me with their ability and dedication to the sport,” said Don Cooper, Director of Sales and Marketing at COMBAT.  “At COMBAT we take pride in being players ourselves and recognize the importance of investing in team play.  Not only do we love being champions, we also love the feedback and insights we get that help us to keep pushing our products forward.”

“We love being COMBAT Derby Girls,” said Dara Toman.  “As a company, COMBAT is the most supportive group I have ever been associated with.  They put the best products in our hands and the most comfortable, playable uniforms on our backs.  It’s great being able to play for them, and I look forward to each and every game!”

The USSSA Women’s Worlds is a three-day tournament comprised of 12 teams brought together in Kissimmee, Florida at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports to contend for the USSSA Women’s Slowpitch Championship. Teams travel from all over the country to vie for the chance to take home the trophy and to compete against the best fellow female athletes.

ABOUT USSSA The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, is the World’s Largest multi-sport athletic organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slowpitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more. For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest news from the association.

ABOUT COMBAT-COMBAT is a leading developer, designer and manufacturer of composite baseball and softball bats. Led by a world-class team of engineers, the company has a diverse portfolio of intellectual property and advanced composite technologies that have been advancing athlete performance on the field since 1994. The company’s innovative products are in use from the grassroots level to the elite professional ranks worldwide. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of COMBAT, is a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names. Performance Sports Group is a member of the Russell 2000 and 3000 Indexes, as well as the S&P/Toronto Stock Exchange Composite Index. For more information about COMBAT, visit www.combatsportsgroup.com. – See more at: http://www.usssa.com/slowpitch/newsRead/?ID=8308#sthash.1dQA9e7C.dpuf