USA Softball Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship set for this weekend in Oregon

Aug. 24, 2018, 4:21 p.m. (ET)

Portland, Ore. — The William V Owens Softball Complex is set to host the 2018 USA Softball Women's Open Slow Pitch National Championship this weekend. A total of 13 teams will be competing August 25-26 for their chance to be crowned National Champions of the Women's Open Slow Pitch Division.  

 

Athletes will also showcase their talents in front of representatives from DeMarini, Easton, Louisville Slugger, Miken, Monsta, and Worth in hopes of representing Team USA as a member of the USA Softball Women’s Slow Pitch National Team (WSPNT) or Women’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team (Women's Futures). 

Click here to access live streaming and brackets for the USA Softball Women's Open National Championship

Teams will begin play at 10 a.m. PT Saturday, August 25, with the double-elimination bracket continuing through Sunday afternoon.  The Championship Game is scheduled to be played at 10 a.m. PT Sunday, with an if-necessary game at 11:15 a.m. PT. Participating teams include Smash It/Derby Girls/Easton, TDB, DeMarini Tuff, Smash It Sports/OA/Team 1,2,3,4,5 and 6, USA Armed Forces Women, Home Plate Cafe, SN/Thunder/Respect/EA, and West Coast Boom.

 

The list of coaches, some highlighted by notable National Team resumes, include Stephanie Burlew, Don Cooper, Cara Coughenour, Shannon Cooper, Lisa Fernandez, Marieo Foster, Brett Helmer, Rob Humphrey, Ashley Kroo, Levi Lynch, Jose Sanchez, James Senn, Steve Shortland, and Tim Streavel.

 

Information for the tournament can be found at USASoftball.com with complete team listings and results on TournamentUSASoftball.com.

 

For more information, visit USASoftball.com or contact Skydrea McKenzie (smckenzie@portlandsoftball.com). 

 

**Schedule is subject to change.

 

About USA Softball

USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United  States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 69 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.