picture : Jeff Gare
Jeff Gare
Combat Assault Team

“Quick hands and use all fields”

Nickname: Garzy
Team name: Toronto Orioles
Number: 24
Position: 2nd Base
Favorite Bat: 27oz Assault
Years: 15

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 2009 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 5 Time National Champion
  • 6 Time Provincial Champion
  • 3 Time Eliminations Champion
  • PIF Champion
  • 4 Time Canadian All-Star Selections
  • Canadian MVP and a PIF All-Star Selection
  • 2 Time Canadian Champions




picture : Dave Boldt
Dave Boldt
Combat Assault Team

“Look for the holes and drive it through”

Nickname: Thunder
Hometown: St. Thomas, ON
Team name: Toronto Orioles
Number: 77
Position: Left Centre, Centre field
Favorite Bat: Anti Virus/ Supremacy/Assault/27 oz FL
Years: 18

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 6 Time Eliminations Champion
  • 2010 Softball Canada MVP
  • 4 Time Canadian Champion
  • 2009 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 3 Time Canadian Championships
  • 6 Time All Stars, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze
  • 5 Time Eliminations championships
  • 5 Time Provincials
  • 2 Time NSA Worlds




picture : Rob Staples
Rob Staples
Combat Assault Team

“Swing hard or don’t swing at all”

Nickname: Stapes
Birth date: May 30, 1976
Hometown: Bowmanville, ON
Number: 9
Position: Infield, Outfield
Favorite Bat: Rusty Bumgardner 98 Anti Virus Reloaded

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2009 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 2010 Softball Canada Bronze Medalist




picture : Shawn Wallace
Shawn Wallace
Combat Assault Team

“Take your time, swing hard and have fun”

Nickname: Nickel
Hometown: Grande Prairie, AB
Number: 5
Position: Outfield
Favorite Bat: 28oz Assault and Jason Kendrick Supremacy Reloaded
Years: 23

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 2009 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 2009 Canadian All-Star




picture : Mike McKittrick
Mike McKittrick
Combat Assault Team

“Don’t be afraid to grunt if you got the guns!”

Nickname: Big Mike
Hometown: Maple Ridge, BC
Team name: Hi Test Giants
Number: 41
Position: 1st Base, Catcher
Favorite Bat: 27oz Assault

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Softball Canada Silver Medalist
  • 2009 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 2003 Canadian National Champion
  • Provincial Champion (10 plus)
  • 4 Time Canadian All-Star Selection




picture : Brian Higginbotham
Brian Higginbotham
Combat Sports Senior Design Engineer

“Swing hard in case you hit it”

Nickname: Higgy
Birth date: July 23, 1973
Hometown: Glen Dale, WV
Number: 23
Position: Pitcher
Favorite Bat: Virus Plague

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 2010 Softball Canada Bronze Medalist
  • 2009 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 5 World Championships
  • 2008 ASA and USSSA All World Team Member
  • 8 All World Teams
  • 2009 Canadian Batting Title
  • 2009 Northern Shootout
  • Softball Canada and NSA Canada Homerun Champion




picture : Andy Minich
Andy Minich
Combat Assault Team

“Complete your swing before you run (follow through), just like batting practice”

Nickname: A-Dawg
Birth date: December 22, 1975
Hometown: Windsor, ON
Team name: Yardmen
Number: 50
Position: 2nd Base
Favorite Bat: 28oz Rusty Bumgardner 98 Anti Virus Reloaded

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2008 Ontario Eliminations Champion
  • 2009 Canadian National Champion




picture : Francois Henry
Francois Henry
Combat Assault Team

“Pitch selection and hit it”

Nickname: Franck
Hometown: St. Hyacinthe, PQ
Team name: TEAM COMBAT/Novopharm
Number: 52
Position: Outfield
Favorite Bat: 27oz Jason Kendrick Supremacy Reloaded/Assault
Years: 12

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 2009 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 2009 Team Member for Combat Northwest USA Conference Team
  • 2008 Softball Quebec Player of the Year
  • 4 Time National Champion & Canadian All-Star
  • PIF MVP, PIF All-Star Selection, PIF Champion & 2008 PIF Homerun Derby Champ
  • 2007 & 2005 Classique Transat St-Hyacinthe Homerun Champ
  • First Canadian in 10 years to play with USA Team & Best of the East USA Champion
  • Won Canada 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals




picture : Chad Robinson
Chad Robinson
Combat Assault Team

“Hit it hard, don’t be thinking”

Nickname: Harleydude, Chaddy
Hometown: Oro Station, ON
Team name: Higgins/Proteam/Combat Softball
Number: 12
Position: Utility Player
Favorite Bat: 28oz Rusty Bumgardner 98 Anti Virus Reloaded
Years: 22

History/Accomplishments:

  • 1998 SPN National Finalist
  • 2005 Mixed Champion
  • 2006 Canadian Champion




picture : Russ Ullrich
Russ Ullrich
Combat Assault Team

“Wait for a pitch you like and smash it like it is the last swing you will ever take”

Nickname: GM, Ones
Birth date: June 13, 1974
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Number: 11
Position: 1st Base, Outfield
Favorite Bat: 27oz Rusty Bumgardner 98 Anti Virus Reloaded

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2001- 2003 Western Canada Softball Association Silver and Bronze
  • 2004- Present – Freightliner Manitoba Jesters
  • WCSA Silver Provincial Champions
  • 2004, 2008 & 2009 Provincial Champions
  • 2004 – 2008 – Home Run Sports Coed
  • 2004 & 2006 NSA Canadian Coed World Series Open A Champions
  • 2006 NSA Canadian World Series Finalists




picture : Bret Foisy
Bret Foisy
Combat Assault Team

“Step into the box with a plan, wait for your pitch, then execute!”

Nickname: Junior
Birth date: August 30, 1982
Hometown: North Bay, ON
Number: 82
Position: Shortstop & Center Field
Favorite Bat: 28oz Assault 2.0

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2012 Pif Champion2010 Softball Canada Bronze Medalist
  • 2009 Member of Team Combat at ASA National Championships
  • 3 Time Provincial Champion
  • 2 Time Baseball Canada Bronze Medalist
  • 2009 - Present: Member of Combat Assault Team




picture : Mario Huard
Mario Huard
Combat Assault Team

“Stay in shape, practice, practice and practice!”

Nickname: Huey
Birth date: July 11, 1968
Hometown: St-Hubert, Quebec
Team name: Combat Teva Canada Transat Holidays
Number: 34
Position: Pitcher, Infield
Favorite Bat: Assault/Jason Kendrick Supremacy Reloaded

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2 Time MVP Canadian Championship
  • 6 Time All Star Team Selection Canadian Championship
  • 4 Batting AVG Titles
  • 1 Time All World Team Selection
  • 5 Time MVP Canadian Military Championship
  • 5 Time All Star Team Selection Military Championship
  • 5 Time SPN National Champion




picture : Jeff Zanolli
Jeff Zanolli
Combat Assault Team

“Learn to use the whole field to become a complete hitter”

Nickname: Z
Birth date: July 16, 1980
Hometown: Taber, Alberta
Team name: Combat Oilmen
Number: 10
Position: Middle Infield
Favorite Bat: Rusty Bumgardner 98 Anti Virus Reloaded 27oz FL

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Representing Team Canada in the inaugural Border Battle against Team USA
  • 3 Time Alberta Provincial Champion
  • 2009 Softball Alberta Player of the Year




picture : RYAN WOOD
RYAN WOOD


““Know your role as a hitter and do what your team expects of you”

Nickname: Woody, Red Hot
Birth date: July 22, 1983
Hometown: Winnipeg
Team name: Combat Assault Team
Number: 14
Position: P, SS, MI, 2nd, CF
Favorite Bat: Rusty Bumgardner 98 Anti Virus Reloaded 26oz BA

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Member of Team Canada's Border Battle Championship Team
  • 2008 WSL Midwest National Champions
  • 2006 Minnesota State Tournament USSSA Runner Up
  • 2006 NSA Canadian Mens World Series Champons
  • 2005 SPN Mens A National Champions
  • 2004, 2006,2008 & 2009 Softball Manitoba Provincial Champions
  • 2004 & 2006 NSA Canadian Coed World Series Open A Champions
  • 2001- 2003 Western Canada Softball Association Silver and Bronze
  • 2001 Member of Canadian Junior National Fastpitch Team Bronze Medalist
  • 2001 SPN Mens A National Champion




picture : Pacer Wilson
Pacer Wilson


“Swing hard, swing at strikes and don't get cheated!”

Nickname: Wilson
Hometown: Okotoks, Alberta
Number: 27
Position: Middle Infield
Favorite Bat: 28oz Spiked Baked, Avarice

History/Accomplishments:

 

1994: 3rd team All American Waldorf College USA

1995: 1st team All American Waldorf College USA

2009: Senior Men's All Star Canadian Championships Lethbridge AB