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10 June 2011

Arizona State University Softball Team Wins Second National Championship in Four Years

The Dominant Peformance of ASU was backed by exclusive use of DeMarini Bats, Wilson Gloves and Wilson Catcher's Equipment

CHICAGO June 10, 2011 - Powered by an impressive offensive performance coupled with dominant pitching, Arizona State University(ASU) won the 2011 NCAA Division I Softball National Championships.  Coach Clint Myers and his squad defeated the University of Florida Gators, winning 14-4 in game 1 and 7-2 in game 2 to seal the Championship.

Wilson and DeMarini are proud sponsors of ASU Softball since 2005.  Swinging the 2011 DeMarini CF4's, the No. 1 Sun Devil Softball team posted 14 runs with four home runs in an explosive Game One of the Women's College World Series (WCWS).  In Game 2, the bats stayed hot with the Lady Sun Devils scoring 7.  The defense was equally impressive with all the players exclusively wearing Wilson Gloves and Catcher's Equipment for the 6th year in a row.

"Our partnership with ASU and Coach Clint Myers has been critical to the success of Wilson and DeMarini over the years.  As a member of the Wilson and DeMarini Advisory Staff, the feedback we receive on our products from Coach Myers allows us to continue to bring new and innovative technologies to players of all ages and skill levels." says, Wilson and DeMarini Softball Promotions Manager, Sara Bandauski. "We congratulate Coach Myers and the ASU Lady Sun Devils on their National Championship and we are so proud to have someone who is such a great ambassador of the game and our brand".

This ASU win adds to a long legacy of great Women's Softball moments.  Over 50 years ago, Wilson forever changed defensive play in softball with the creation of the A2000.  Today, Wilson's commitment to the Softball athlete lives on. From Cat Osterman to Coach Clint Myers, our partnership with the industry's top players and coaches has made Wilson the most coveted brand in Softball.

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About Wilson
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment. The company designs, manufactures and distributes advanced equipment that helps players improve their performance. Wilson's core categories include Baseball, Football, Basketball, Softball, Bats, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear, and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis).

About DeMarini
Established in 1989, DeMarini Sports took the bat industry by storm with the world's first high-tech softball bat. As a division of Wilson Sporting Goods Co. since 2000, DeMarini continues to research, design and build high-performance softball and baseball bats in its state-of-the-art Hillsboro, Oregon facility.