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Border Battle rescheduled for Sept. 25-27 in Oklahoma City

May 22, 2020, 3:23 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Changes to the 2020 schedule because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in USA Softball making the decision to postpone the 2020 edition of Border Battle, an annual international slow pitch event that features the USA Softball and Canadian Slow Pitch National Teams. Originally set for July 24-26 in Kent, Wash., Border Battle will now be held in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium September 25-27. The USA Softball Men’s Slow Pitch National Team (MSPNT), Women’s Slow Pitch National Team (WSPNT), Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team (Men’s Futures), and Women’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team (Women’s Futures) will compete in three days of action against Canada’s Men’s and Women’s Slow Pitch National Team rosters as well as grassroots clubs.
 
USA Softball announced the 2020 Slow Pitch National Team rosters that will represent the United States at Border Battle XII earlier this year. The MSPNT roster includes athletes from 11 different states with 14 veterans returning to the roster while the Men’s Futures Team is a mixture of veterans and rookies from 11 different states. The 14-athlete WSPNT roster includes athletes from 10 different states while the 15-athlete Women’s Futures roster includes athletes from 13 different states. Athletes on all four rosters have earned numerous USA Softball National Championships and individual tournament accolades.

Athletes are selected to represent the United States as a member of a Slow Pitch National Team based on their grassroots participation at their respective USA Softball Slow Pitch National Championship.  Athletes wishing to make the 2021 WSPNT, Women’s Futures, MSPNT and Men’s Futures will need to participate in the following events: the Women's Open Slow Pitch National Championship in Hendersonville, TN (August 21-23), the Men's Super (August 20-21) or AA Slow Pitch National Championship (August 22-23) in Hendersonville, TN, the Men’s Class A Slow Pitch National Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla. (Sept. 4-5) or the Men’s Class B Slow Pitch National Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla. (Sept. 6-7).
 
For more information on the USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team program, please visit 
USASoftball.com.

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.