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INDUCTEE 2006 - ATHLETE - Glen Jevne


 


The most dominant fast‑pitch softball pitcher
in Western Canada during the 1980's


Glen Jevne's world class fastball career lasted twenty-three years. Glen was on the Wetaskiwin Driard and Sport Shop Teams which won Provincial Championships every year 1968 ‑ 1975, with the exception of 1974. That year, to face greater competition, Coach Arner entered the Juniors in the Intermediate A Men's Provincial Playdowns held at Grimshaw. The team won silver.

After 1975, Glen went on to pitch for Wetaskiwin Car Capitals, Edmonton Pine Well Riggers, Camrose Merchants, Calgary ABC and Calgary Otto Mobiles. In all, Glen Jevne was on teams which won 18 Provincial championships.

National Competitions

Glen appeared in ten consecutive Senior Men's Canadian Championships.  He won four Gold, one Silver, and three Bronze in National competitions.

 Silver

1975 ‑ Wetaskiwin Sport Shop Juniors at Saskatoon. ( 2 ‑ I loss to Newfoundland)

 Gold

1984 ‑ Camrose Merchants at Fredericton
1985 ‑ Calgary ABC at Waterloo (Pitched perfect game vs. Ontario)
1986 ‑ Calgary ABC at Summerside
1989 ‑ Calgary Otto Mobiles at Kelowna
 

International Competitions

In International competitions, Glen's teams won 2 Gold and I Bronze.

Late invitation to join, but Glen declined: 1983 ‑ PanAm Games at Caracas, Venezuela, and 1984 ‑ Worlds at Manila, Philippines.

1987 ‑ Gold - Pan American Games at Indianapolis.

Before 10,000 spectators, Glen Jevne pitched final game in relief versus Team USA, innings 4‑7, and retired the last ten batters on the American team to clinch victory and the gold for Canada.

"This was my most memorable game. The photo with catcher Rob Menzies appeared in major US newspapers."

1988 ‑ Bronze - ISF Senior Men's Worlds at Saskatoon

1990 ‑ Gold - Challenge Cup at Saskatoon ‑

Glen pitched final, 2‑0 victory versus New Zealand.

1990 ‑ ISC Softball Congress World Tournament at Victoria.

Pitched perfect game vs. a team from USA

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF ACHIEVEMENTS

Pitched two perfect games.

1984 - Top Pitcher Award - Softball Canada

1984 - Top Player Award Softball Canada

1985 - Top Pitcher Award - Softball Canada 

1986 - Top Pitcher Award - Softball Canada 

1990 - ISC Congress Worlds ‑ Selected 2nd Team All-World Pitcher

1990 ‑ AASA Merit Award

1998 ‑ AASA Sports Hall of Fame

2001 ‑ Softball Canada Sports Hall of Fame

2003 ‑ Alberta Sports ‑ Sports Hall of Fame

Glen contributed to the sport as an ambassador and role model by conducting pitching clinics in Alberta. Glen Jevne has retired from the competitive arena of fast-pitch softball, but has found another sport to excel at, golf, in which he was one of four Canadians who advanced to the final stage of the Champions Tour's Q-school in 2006.
 

 









 
 

 

 

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