Mens Class C Slow Pitch National Champion crowned this week
OKLAHOMA CITY — Forty-one teams will be represented at the ASA/USA Men's Class C Slow Pitch National Championship this weekend at WildHorse Park in Mustang, Okla., the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball announced today. Teams from 17 states, including two teams from Hawaii, are represented and will compete for the National title this weekend. Taking over all five fields at WildHorse Park, the tournament was originally scheduled to be played at ASA Hall of Fame Complex but due to on-going renovations for the 2015 season, the championship was re-located to Mustang, Okla.
Oklahoma leads the pack with nine teams represented followed by Minnesota with eight teams, Iowa with five and Southern California with four. In addition, teams from Florida, Kansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Illinois, North Dakota, Connecticut, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin are competing this weekend. All teams participated in a series of qualifiers throughout the year in order to advance to the Nationals over Labor Day weekend.
Competition kicks off on Friday afternoon at WildHorse Park in Mustang, Okla. on all five fields and continues through Sunday's Championship Game at 2 p.m. on Field 1. For the Men's Class C Division, batters start with a 1-1 count and each team is allowed four home runs per game with each home run after counted as an out.
The following teams are competing in the Men's Class C National Championship; DeMarini Headbangers (Florida ASA), Roofing Services Unlimited (Kansas ASA), Attaboys/Pinnacle (Oklahoma ASA), Infinity Plumbing (Minnesota ASA), Side Pocket (Oklahoma ASA), SHUT-D (Hawaii ASA), Id Hit That (Oklahoma ASA), TATS n BATS (SoCal ASA), State Farm/Albertville Body Shop (Minnesota ASA), Elite Sports (Iowa ASA), KA Militia (Minnesota ASA), West Coast Crisis/GSP/Elite/Monsta (SoCal ASA), Faith and Hope (Louisiana ASA), CI Hawks/Burk Farms/Docs/New Century (Iowa ASA), Rynos Softball (Nebraska ASA), Precision Recovery (Illinois ASA), Burdick Builders/Johnstone Supply/Old Chicago/Revive Salon (Minnesota ASA), Mayhem/Geffre Interiors (Minnesota ASA), 3LM (SoCal ASA), PauHana Lounge (Hawaii ASA), 3X Gear/The Box/The Ball Yard (North Dakota ASA), Valley Sports/Right on Target (Minnesota ASA), Russells Paint & Body Shop (Florida ASA), Fairview Hills Golf Club/Great Lakes Belt (Connecticut ASA), Joanne Bryant State Farm/Us versus Them/Game Official (So Cal ASA), TFA (Oklahoma ASA), Tailgaters/Boys/B&E/Easton (Ohio ASA), D&R Miller Concrete (Indiana ASA), All Army A (Oklahoma ASA), Dirty Law (Illinois ASA), Mercenaries (Missouri ASA), All Army B (Oklahoma ASA), Syndicate/Elite/Easton (Wisconsin ASA), Infamous/DeMarini/PPG (Iowa ASA), Ft Sill (Oklahoma ASA), OC (Iowa ASA), Silverbacks (Minnesota ASA), All American Restoration/BBS (Minnesota ASA), Southwest Oklahoma Outlaws (Oklahoma ASA), JPS (Iowa ASA), The Crows (Pennsylvania ASA).
The Men's Class C National Championship kicks is just one of several ASA Adult Slow Pitch Nationals taking place across the country this weekend. The 2014 National Championship season culminates with the ASA/USA Slow Pitch Championship Series, which will be held September 26-28 in Edmond, Okla. The Men's Class A, Men's Class D and Women's Open divisions will compete for their respective titles, while the ASA/USA Super Slow Pitch National Championship and finals for the ASA Stadium Power Tour will be held September 26. For more information on the Super Slow Pitch National Championship, visit http://www.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, visithttp://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/.