Baseball, Softball Series to be Played in Gulf Shores
13 Jun, 2013
USSSA Global Sports World Series 1 to Begin on Wednesday, June 19
America’s pastime will sizzle this summer on Alabama’s Gulf Coast as more than 750 youth baseball and softball teams compete for the championship title in their respective categories in various series from June 18 through July 26. Guests and locals are encouraged to cheer on and support these rising star athletes as they batter up at the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley sports complexes for the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Global Sports Baseball World Series hosted by the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission (GSOBSC).
“USSSA is a phenomenal organization that touches the lives of so many young athletes and their families, and we’re proud to host such an esteemed group along with the Cities of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley,” said Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for the GSOBSC. “We invite guests and locals to come out and support these rising stars as they take the fields throughout the summer in coastal Alabama. This series exposes our family-oriented beach destination to a new group of guests and is the largest event that our sports commission hosts.
Founded in 1968, USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization including baseball, basketball, fast-pitch softball, flag football, martial arts, lacrosse, soccer, slow-pitch softball, volleyball and wrestling.
“The Alabama Gulf Coast is a great venue for America's two major past times: baseball and the beach,” said Scottie Mobley, USSSA state director. “USSSA is proud to be hosting the 2013 Coach Pitch and Global World Series in Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala. The area has everything a baseball road trip should have: the finest facilities, outstanding restaurants, direct on beach hotels and condos, numerous amusement parks, and the best beaches you could ever ask for. That, along with the outstanding support from the sports commission and the park staff, allows USSSA to execute what we do best - great youth baseball events. USSSA greatly appreciates your attendance and participation. Baseball and the beach are a perfect combination.”
Check out the following list of USSSA tournaments:
Global World Series 1
Opening ceremony: June 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Tanger Outlets
Tournament: June 19-22
Coach Pitch World Series
Opening ceremony: June 24 at 4 p.m. at The Wharf
Tournament: June 25-28
Global World Series 2
Opening ceremony: June 25 at 11:30 a.m. at The Wharf
Tournament: June 26-29
Global World Series 3
Opening ceremony: July 2 at 11:30 a.m. at The Wharf
Tournament: July 3-6
Global World Series 4
Opening ceremony: July 9 at 11:30 a.m. at The Wharf
Tournament: July 10-13
Global World Series 5
Opening ceremony: July 16 at 11:30 a.m. at The Wharf
Tournament: July 17-20
Softball C World Series
Opening ceremony: July 22 at 5:30 p.m. at The Wharf followed by a parade down Main Street
Tournament: July 24-27
For additional USSSA tournament, visit www.gulfshoresorangebeachsports.com/usssa or call 1-800-745-SAND.