Clearwater to host 64 teams at GOLD Nationals
Fla. --- The 64-team field is complete for the 2013 ASA/USA Girls’ 18-Under
GOLD National Championship scheduled to take place at the Eddie C. Moore
Complex in Clearwater, Fla.. The tournament, which features the best
18-Under softball teams in the country, begins Monday, July 22 and wraps up
Saturday, July 27 as a new National Champion is named. To see a list of
qualified teams, please click
official start of the GOLD National Championship kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on
Monday, July 22 as 15 pools of four teams each begin play. Pool play will
continue through Tuesday afternoon with 4:30 p.m. games concluding pool
play. All pool
play games will have an hour and forty time limit, and do not count towards
a team’s overall seeding in bracket play. Bracket
play begins on Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. and will continue through
Saturday with the Championship Game slated for 2:30 p.m. on Field
3. Pool play and bracket play draws were completed on Sunday evening by
tournament officials and coaches.
2012 GOLD National Championship, which was held at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex
in Oklahoma City, the Arizona Desert Thunder claimed the title after defeating
the Texas Impact GOLD 2-1 in the if-necessary game. The Texas Impact, who
forced the if-necessary game with a 6-0 shut-out win over the AZ Desert Thunder
in the Championship Game.
Admission and parking is free, and tournament programs will also be available
for while supplies last. Be sure to follow all the tournament action at USASoftball.com
where LIVE STATS (all fields) and LIVE STREAMING (Fields 1-4) will be available
throughout the entire tournament. Updates and photos from the event will
also be available at ASA/USA Softball’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
For more information, please visit GOLD.ASASoftball.com.