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USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex set to host Men's Major National Championship Aug. 21-23

Aug. 21, 2020, 4:07 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – For the first time in Hall of Fame Complex history, the USA Softball Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship will be played at the venue August 21-23. Relocated to Oklahoma City, Okla. from South Bend, Ind. as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Softball will welcome 11 teams to the Softball Capital of the World®.
 

Click here to access live streaming, stats, and schedule for the 2020 Men’s Major National Championship
 
The Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship dates back to 1933 when USA Softball, known then as the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America, was founded during the World's Fair in Chicago, Ill. It also marks the first time since the 2018 Men’s Masters 50-Over Fast Pitch National Championship that a men’s fast pitch event will be held at the facility.
 
“We are excited to bring this prestigious National Championship to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex,” said USA Softball Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Craig Cress. “The Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship has such a storied history within our organization and adding an event of this caliber to the lineup of events that will be held this year at our newly-renovated facility is going to be special. We look forward to welcoming the teams to our home here in Oklahoma City.”
 
Participating teams include A-1 Bombers (Bob Piddock), Bar on the Avenue Buzz (Justin Colombo), Bear Bottom Lodge (Codi Pannebecker), Jay Blank Realty (Dave Marchio), Kegel Black Knights (Mike Lewis), NY Gremlins (Gregg Leather), Ray Rays Sports Bar Misfits (Steve Prado), Rio Grande Senators (Dave Parker), Seadogs (Anthony Aresco), Tribal Brothers/TMC (Robbie Tahah), and Wabash Pride (Jordan Eckman).
 
The tournament begins on Friday, August 21 at 4 p.m. CT with Ray Rays Sport Bar Misfits facing Seadogs on USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field, Tribal Brothers/TMC and Bar on the Avenue Buzz on INTEGRIS Field and Wabash Pride versus Jay Blank Realty competing on Field 3. Play continues through the weekend, with the Championship Game set for 12 p.m. CT on USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field on August 23.
 
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 (USAS) 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 & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS 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.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS 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, USAS 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 USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, 
www.USASoftball.com.

It also marks the first time since the 2018 Men’s Masters 50-Over Fast Pitch National Championship that a men’s fast pitch event will be held at the facility.