Thirty nine teams compete for National Championship berths
OKLAHOMA CITY — Thirty-nine teams will take to the fields June 26-30 to compete for 16 berths to an ASA/USA National Championship the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. Competing at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, 24 teams in the 18U division and 15 squads in the 16U division will vie for eight berths in each division to their respective 2014 ASA/USA Girls' Class A Fast Pitch National Championship. Both National Championships will be held July 27-August 3 with the 16U Class A held in Salem, Va. and the 18U Class A in Montgomery, Ala.
Click here for a bracket for the 16U Hall of Fame qualifier.
Click here for a bracket for the 18U Hall of Fame qualifier.
In the 16U division, the action kicked off on Thursday, June 26 at 12 p.m. with six teams facing off on three fields. Tournament play continues through Saturday, June 28 with the Championship game being held on OGE Energy Field at 10:30 a.m. and an if-necessary game slated for 12:30 p.m. It is a three-game guarantee tournament.
For the 18U division, teams start play on Saturday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. on Fields 2, 3 and 4. Play continues through Monday, June 30 with the Championship game on OGE Energy Field wrapping up the tournament at 2:30 p.m. and an if-necessary game slated for 4:30 p.m. It is a three-game guarantee tournament.
Admission is $7 per-day for adults and $4 for children and senior citizens. All-session tournament passes are $17 for adults but will only be sold the first day of the tournament. Tickets and tournament passes will be sold at the gate of the ASA Hall of Fame Complex. Information for the tournament can be found at Tournamentasa.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.