OKLAHOMA CITY – Following an action-packed Labor Day weekend, eight teams have earned their way to Oklahoma City to compete for the title of “National Champion” the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today. Two ASA Slow Pitch Championship Series, presented by Worth, National Champions will be crowned while teams will also compete for the Men’s Class A and Women’s Open Slow Pitch titles September 28-30 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex.
The teams qualified for the ASA Slow Pitch Championship Series in tournaments held over Labor Day weekend in Sterling, Va., Rapid City, S.D., Spartanburg, S.C., Spokane, Wa., Columbus, Ohio, Hastings, Neb., Montgomery, Ala. And Yuma, Az.
The teams that qualified and will be competing for the National Championship Series in Oklahoma City are:
(Team, Hometown, National Championship Finals Territory)
Men's Class C Slow Pitch National Championship Finals Champions
Friendly Transmission/Sal – Sutherlin, Va., Eastern
Heartland Investors – Bismarck, N.D., Northern
KY Steel/TKO – Cadiz, Ky., Southern
Classic Glass/Easton/DSS - Sacramento, Calif., Western
Men's Class D Slow Pitch National Championship Finals Champions
Torco Supply – Danielsville, Pa., Eastern
Tabu - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Northern
Titans – Murfreesboro, Tenn., Southern
Galindo – Orange County, Calif., Western
Teams participating in the ASA Slow Pitch Championship Series, presented by Worth, received air fare to Oklahoma City for up to 15 athletes and eight hotel rooms as part of their prize pack for winning their respective territory tournaments and qualifying for OKC. Also participating in Oklahoma City during the weekend of the ASA Slow Pitch Championship Series is the Men’s Class A and Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship. Tournament play begins September 28 with the new National Champions being crowned on September 30. Winners of all the Men’s Class C and D and Women’s Open will also receive a custom Worth prize pack, which includes a sling bag, t-shirt, hat and a Worth 454 bat which will be awarded and released in January, 2013.
For more information, please visitASASoftball.com.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 200,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
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