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Longview hosts Hall of Fame Fastpitch Softball Tournament

LONGVIEW, May 20, 2013-- The City of Longview and Texas ASA District 34 will host the 2013 Texas Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Hall of Fame Fastpitch Softball Tournament on May 24 – 26. The event will be held at Lear Park Softball Fields, 100 H.G. Mosley Pkwy, as well as Hinsley Park, 3101 N. Hwy 259. Currently, seventy-four teams plan to participate in the double elimination tournament in the 14-U, 16-U, or 18-U categories.

Top teams in each age division earn berths to the Hall of Fame Tournament in Oklahoma City in June where they will complete to advance to the USA/ASA National Championships later in the summer. Participants are elite-level teams from throughout the state of Texas.

According to Tournament Director Willard Young, “This is a really important tournament for these teams because the winners earn a chance to compete at the national level. We are proud to be able to bring this tournament to Longview and we wish the teams the best of luck while they are here.” This is the first time Longview has hosted the Hall of Fame Qualifier tournament.

A coaches meeting will be held on Friday, May 24, at 3:00 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express North, 300 Tuttle Rd. Games are scheduled to begin on Friday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m., and continue at 8:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 25. The tournament final will be held on Sunday.

For more information about tournaments or other athletic events, please contact the Longview Parks and Recreation Department at 903-237-1270

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