USSSA World Series Continues in Salisbury, Welcoming Ages 14-18

July 23, 2013
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Wicomico County Recreation
Salisbury, MD
July 23, 2013

Over 5,000 softball players will visit Delmarva as the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) World Series returns to Maryland’s eastern shore this month. The three-legged series began on July 17 and will run through Aug. 3. The tournament, in total, will bring over 400 girls softball teams to the region ranging in age from 10 to 18. Preliminary estimates suggest the World Series will generate an $8+ million dollar economic impact.

The second leg of the World Series kicks off Wed., July 24 with opening ceremonies at the Arthur W. Perdue stadium. Play commences on Thursday at fields throughout the shore, with the main fields located at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury, Md. Teams 14 and Under through 18 and Under will participate this week, with 120 teams playing in the second part of the series.

The first leg of the USSSA World Series concluded on Sun., July 21, and brought 140 teams together in competition. Teams placing first and second in each division were:

10 and Under ‘C’:
1. New Jersey Carteret Kraze, N.J.
2. Olney Cougars, Md.

10 and Under ‘Open’:
1. Ashburn Shooting Stars, Va.
2. Maryland Chill, Md.

12 and Under ‘C’:
1. Edison Angels, N.J.
2. Carteret Kraze, N.J.

12 and Under ‘Open’:
1. NJ Mystics, N.J.
2. Maryland Magic 01, Md.

14 and Under ‘C’:
1. First State Force, Del.
2. Bayside Breeze Teal, Md.

On the local front, the Eastern Shore saw several of its hometown teams compete. Bayside Breeze, out of Easton, Md. placed second in the 14 and Under ‘C’ division with a 6-1-1 record and a total of 76 runs scored. Two of its members were also recognized in the individual player tournament awards as well. Izabele Lomax received the Offensive Tournament MVP and teammate Melissa Richardson earned the Defensive Tournament MVP award.

Complete standings and schedules for parts one and two can be found online at: www.usssa.com/sports/WorldResults.asp?Sport=16. Tournament games are open to the public with no admission fee charged. For additional information on the USSSA World Series, please visit www.USSSA.com. In accordance with USSSA National guidelines, schedules are not released until the start of each leg of the tournament.

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