OKLAHOMA CITY – The Softball Capital of The World® played host to Day Two of competition at the 2022 All-American Games that showcased all 24 teams from nine regions as they competed in exhibition and seeded pool play games to continue their journey to hoist the crown.
A total of 27 games were played across three fields at the Hall of Fame Complex. Field 3 and INTEGRIS Field hosted the seeded pool play games while Hall of Fame Stadium showcased the exhibition games which allowed each player across the entire tournament a chance to play on softball’s biggest stage.
Seeded pool play proved to be exciting as every team competed for their spot to be placed in the top of their respective bracket. On the rubber and in the box, these talented athletes displayed their skills with 11 games ending in shutout victories while eight games were decided within three runs or less.
Region 1 Stripes and Region 10 Stripes hold atop their respective pools as well as holding the top spot in run differential, both teams posting 17 plus run differentials through two games of play. Region 1 Stripes has scored an impressive 19 runs while only allowing two, collected 18 hits and combined for a .462 team batting average. Region 10 Stripes is getting it done on both sides of the ball tallying 18 runs scored on 17 hits and behind a stellar pitching performance by Alanys Robertson throwing a no-hitter and striking out nine to lead her team to the top spot in their bracket.
A remarkable performance by all these All-Americans has added up to over 250 hits, 50 plus extra-base hits and almost 200 runs scored throughout the beginning part of this tournament. Defense and pitching are essential in success on the field with the defense putting out close to 500 putouts across all teams and the pitching staffs racking up more than 150 strikeouts as a group.
Bracket play will commence on Sunday, August 14 with single-elimination format as games will start at 8 a.m. CT then crowning the 2022 All-American Games champion in the nightcap slated to start at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Admission will be available for purchase as the tournament continues at the front gate of the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex for $8 per-day. Free, on-site parking will also be available while the National Softball Hall of Fame Museum and gift shop will be open for fans from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on the 2022 USA Softball All-American Games, please visit USASoftball.com.