SINCELOJO, COLUMBIA — Kaukauna High School senior Griffin Boucher will be off to Mexico later this year to compete in the 2023 WBSC World Cup after the USA Softball U-18 Men’s National Team captured gold Saturday in the Pan Am Championship.
Griffen, also a member of the Ghosts baseball and volleyball teams as well as a manager for the state champion softball team, is one of 14 players on the National Team roster.
The U-18 Men’s Pan American Championship gold medal marks the first medal for the program since 1985, when the Junior Men’s National Team clinched a silver medal at the Junior Men’s World Cup held in Fargo, North Dakota.
A true comeback story, the world-ranked No. 5 Team USA will enter the 2023 World Cup with redemption in mind after tallying a 2-6 record at the 2020 U-18 Men’s World Cup, according to U.S.A. Softball.
Team U.S.A. entered Saturday’s gold medal game with a 4-1 record and defeated Venezuala 6-1 for the title.