Twenty-four teams travel to Softball Capital of the World® for second annual USA Softball All-American Games

June 29, 2018, 11:09 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – The legacy of hosting the best softball in the world continues this weekend at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex for the second annual USA Softball All-American Games.  Slated for June 29-July 1, the USA Softball All-American Games, which aims to provide national exposure to elite athletes in the 12-Under Junior Olympic (JO) fast pitch division, will feature a total of 360 athletes across 24 teams representing their respective region competing amongst the best in the nation.

 

“Congratulations to the athletes, coaches and umpires selected to represent their respective regions at the USA Softball 12-Under All-American Games,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress.  “We are excited to showcase the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex to the participants and fans while providing an opportunity to play on our world-class fields.  The competition will be tough and we look forward to watching the competition to see who will emerge as the champion of the 2018 USA Softball All-American Games."

 

All participating players had an opportunity to participate in Softball Factory’s Player Camp on Thursday, June 28, while the parents and families in attendance were be treated to a Q&A on the college recruiting process, including critical information on the recruiting process, along with the recruiting calendar and pitfalls to avoid.

 

A meet-and-greet with 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) members Kelsey Stewart, Jazmyn Jackson, Carley Hoover, Bubba Nickles and Amanda Chidester will be followed by the Opening Ceremony today at 1:30 p.m. CT to officially kick off the USA Softball All-American Games. Teams will begin to play tonight at 4 p.m. CT, with a three-game guarantee through Saturday. All teams will play two pool play games along with one non-seeded pool play game to ensure all teams play on the historic USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field. The results of Friday and Saturday’s pool play will determine teams’ seeding for Sunday’s single-elimination bracket.

 

Click here to access live streaming, stats, and schedule for the 2018 All-American Games

 

Admission, which will be sold at the gate of the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, is $5 per-day for spectators, with free admission for children five-and-under. Additional information including the tournament schedule and rosters can be found at USASoftball.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 nation¹s 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 nation¹s 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.