Oklahoma City, OK - Fourteen of the country's top slow pitch teams - two each from the Men's A, B, C & D and the Women's B, C, & D divisons - will gather at the Amateur Softball Association's (ASA) Hall of Fame Stadium this weekend to compete in the inaugural USA Softball National Championship Series.
The National Championship Series brings together the East and West champions in each division of play, and allows them to determine a true national champion by playing each other in a three-out-of five series.
Teams competing in the USA Softball National Championship Series are:
Men's Class A-East champion, Creative Stucco/Easton (Columbus, OH); West champion, T's 13 (Omaha, NE).
Men's Class B-East champion, Tech Fire (Orlando, FL); West champion, Texas/AAA (Longview, TX).
Men's Class C-East champion, National Softball (Margate, FL); West champion Johnny Blaze (Whittier, CA).
Men's Class D-East champion, Slammers (Frankfort, IL); West champion, Laser Beam (Simi Valley, CA).
Women's Class B-East champion, S&S/LeBleu/Lawrence Paint (Belews Creeks, NC); West champion, Texas Heat (Austin, TX).
Women's Class C-East champion, Murphy's Law (Orlando, FL); West champion, Team X-Treme (Puyallup, WA).
Women's Class D-East champion, Diamond Magic (Pittsboro, NC); West champion, Tony's of Dallas (Dallas, TX).
As the National Governing Body of Softball, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) is charged with conducting the only recognized softball National Championship competition in the United States. The ASA recently changed its tournament structure for Men's Class A, B, C and D Slow Pitch and Women's Class B, C and D Slow Pitch. The new structure splits the country into East and West National Championships, with the winners of each advancing to the USA Softball National Championship Series.
Teams competing in this year's USA Softball National Championship Series started their journey this spring after winning berths at ASA qualifiers or ASA State Championship competitions that advanced them to the ASA East or West National Championships.
Winners of the East and West National Championships have been awarded 15 round-trip airline tickets, eight hotel rooms in Oklahoma City and the opportunity to capture the crown jewel of softball inside the nation's premier stadium, ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, home of the NCAA Women's College World Series and the Big XII Softball Championships.
Get updated scores and game notes daily at http://www.usasoftball.com/asarelated/usancshome.html
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