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May 08 Softball 360 show to feature ASA USA Softball events in 2014 broadcast schedule

By Julie Bartel | May 08, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) / USA Softball is proud to announce several of its events across the country in the 2014 season will be featured on Softball 360, a syndicated 30-minute feature television show that focuses on all aspects of the game.  Produced and edited by Long Haul Productions, the show enters its 10th season and will create 13 original air dates that reach over 97.4 million households through a series of 25 networks.  Check your local listings for scheduled air dates and times or log on to Softball360.com for the complete network lineup. 

"We are thrilled that Softball 360 will be at some of our best ASA and USA Softball events this summer and fall," said ASA/USA Softball Executive Director Craig Cress.  "The show has a large following in the softball world and by showcasing some major events we hope to promote our brand and most importantly the athletes, coaches, parents, umpires and everyone who supports all levels of our great game."

Co-hosted by Carly Aplin and Venus Taylor, the show will feature several ASA/USA Softball sanctioned teams, events, features and programs across the country.  From Adult and Junior Olympic (JO) tournaments both in fast pitch and slow pitch, accompanied by umpires and administration stories, the hosts will take an in-depth look at several of the opportunities playing ASA/USA Softball can provide.  Softball 360 is also the home of the ASA Long Haul Bombers Stadium Power tour that travels to approximately eight Major League Baseball (MLB) Stadiums throughout the country showcasing some of the best hitters in the game in a competitive series seeking the Manufacturers Cup title. Read more here about the world’s greatest softball home run hitters and their tour across the U.S.

“We are excited to produce a TV show that covers the sport of softball,” said Softball 360 Executive Producer Joe Harewicz.  “The passion for the sport, great athletic skills, and compelling characters are all on display.  Softball is fun and a lifestyle for so many and we are excited to tell their stories from all levels." 

Listed below are some of the locations where Softball 360 will be in attendance covering the event to package segments on the Softball 360 show. 

ASA Long Haul Bombers Stadium Power Tour (Click here to check out the MLB Ball Parks)

Combat Capital City Classic – Oklahoma City, Okla.

Corky’s Early Bird - Owatonna, Minn.

ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Renovations  - Oklahoma City, Okla.

12U/14U/16U ASA/USA Softball Qualifier – Route 66 Ballpark – Edmond, Okla.

NCAA Women’s College World Series – Oklahoma City, Okla.
USA Softball Junior Men’s Training Camp – Midland, Mich.

World Cup of Softball IX – Irvine, Calif.
McQuade’s Slow Pitch Charity Tournament- Bismarck, N.D.

ASA/USA 12U National Championships – Bloomington, Ind.

ASA/USA 14U National Championships – San Diego, Calif.

ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship – South Bend, Ind.

ASA Super Series Championship – Ft. Worth, Texas

NOTE: Other events are to be determined

Scheduled SATURDAY Air Dates for Softball 360 (Check your local listings for network and times)

May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16, August 30, September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25

AFFILIATE                                                        TOP DMA’s

NESN                                                                 Boston; Hartford; Providence

Mid Atlantic Sports Network                               Washington DC; Baltimore; Norfolk; Richmond

Comcast SportsNet, Chicago                            Chicago

Root Sports, Pittsburgh                                      Pittsburgh

Altitude Sports, Denver                                      Salt Lake City

Comcast SportsNet, Philadelphia                      Philadelphia

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel                   Cleveland; Columbus; Cincinnati; Dayton

Comcast Television                                            Detroit, Indianapolis

Cox Sports Television (CST)                             New Orleans; Tulsa; Oklahoma City

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel                   Syracuse, Buffalo; Rochester; Albany

Fox Sports, Oklahoma                                       Oklahoma City; Tulsa

Comcast SportsNet, Northwest                         Seattle; Portland

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel                   Charlotte; Raleigh-Durham; Greensboro

Mediacom – MC -22                                           Cedar Rapids; Des Moines

Comcast SportsNet, Houston                            Houston

Channel 4, San Diego                                        San Diego

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel                   Dallas; Austin; San Antonio

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel                   Milwaukee; Green Bay

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel                   Kansas City, MO

SWX Sports                                                       Spokane, WA

Cox 3, OC                                                          Orange County, CA

Midco Sports Network                                        North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota

Tuff TV Network                                                 National (Digital Broadcast Network)

America One Network                                       National (Digital Broadcast Network)

Untamed Sports Network                                  Puerto Rico

DIRECTV SportsPak                                         National (outer market)

DISH Multi Sports Package                               National (outer market)

About ASA
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.  

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