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Batter Up for USSSA Softball on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

21 Jul, 2013


A series of tournaments in Gulf Shores concludes this week with the Softball C World Series.

Over the course of the summer, more than 750 youth baseball and softball teams competed for the championship title in their respective categories in various series. Guests and locals were able to cheer on and support the competitors who competed at the  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. “

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.”

 The final tournament, the Softball C World Series, has an opening ceremony onJuly 22 at 5:30 p.m. at The Wharf followed by a parade down Main Street. The tournament will runJuly 24-27

For additional USSSA tournament, visit www.gulfshoresorangebeachsports.com/usssa or call 1-800-745-SAND.

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