Super Slow Pitch Championship Series begins this weekend
Long Haul/H Auto/Easton goes 5-0 to win the tournament. Long Haul/H Auto/Easton outscored their opponents 197-84 in the 5 games they played winning with run rules in the first 4 games.
In the championship game Long Haul/H Auto/Easton defeated 2nd place finisher Rip City/DeMarini 38-31 whom they also defeated 32-13 in the winners bracket final starting championship Sunday off. Rip City/DeMarini defeated 3rd place finishing Atta Boys/Pinnacle 35-20, finishing 4th was Fallout Sports.
For the Men's Class C, Attaboys/Pinnacle (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Side Pocket (Mustang, Okla.) each earned a paid berth to the Men's Class C National Championship in Edmond, Okla. this year as well as $500 in cash upon their arrival in Edmond.
In the Women's Open, the KC Skers went undefeated with a 3-0 record. Whiskey Bent and Wicked/Fallout Sports finished second and third.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The inaugural Super Slow Pitch Championship Series kicks off this weekend as teams compete in the Combat Capital City Classic the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. Held April 12-13 at Bickham Softball Complex in Edmond, Okla., 23 teams from the Men's Super and Men's Class C Division will be competing in the qualifying tournament while six squads will also face off in the Women's Open Division.
The winner of each division will receive a Combat prize pack while the top two Men's Class C teams will earn a paid berth and $500 in cash upon their arrival at the Men's Class C National Championship in August.
For the Men's Super Division, this tournament will serve as one of three qualifying tournaments the teams must compete in to qualify for the 2014 Super Slow Pitch National Championship, which will be held August 22-23 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The Men's Division, which is a three-game guarantee, begins Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. on all four fields at Bickham and continues through Sunday with the Championship game scheduled for 12 p.m. Only 16 home runs are allowed per game for each team, after that an out will be issued. Once teams enter the consolation bracket, only four home runs will be allowed per game.
The Women's Division, also a three-game guarantee, kicks off at 12 p.m. on Saturday on Field Four with the Sunday Championship game at 2:20 p.m. concluding the tournament. There is no home run limit for the Women's Open Division.
The Combat Capital City Classic is a part of the Super Slow Pitch Championship Series, which is a series of qualifying tournaments for the Men's Super Slow Pitch National Championship (August 22-23) in Ft. Worth, Texas. Teams must compete in three or more qualifying events to qualify for the Super Nationals and will be seeded into the Championship based off points awarded from qualifying events. In addition to vying for a National Championship title, teams will also be competing for a cash prize as the winner of the Men's Super Slow Pitch National Championship will receive $25,000, the 2nd place team will receive $15,000 and the 3rd place squad will be awarded $10,000. To learn more about the Super Slow Pitch Championship Series, please visit USASoftball.com.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.