SportStars Magazine

Battle For The West Comes To Placer County

Sunny summer days in Placer Valley are synonymous with softball games. Nearly every year USA Softball hosts a major youth championship tournament on our fields and 2017 will be no different. This year USA Softball of Sacramento and Placer Valley Tourism are teaming up to host the USA Softball Girls Fastpitch 14U Class B Western National Championship from July 31-Aug. 6.

Sixty teams are expected to participate coming from all over the western states including Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Hawaii and of course, California. All of the teams competing have to qualify to earn a spot in these championships.

Commissioner for USA Softball of Sacramento Jeff Dubchansky explained, “These Western Nationals are the culminating event for the B program which is considered USA Softball’s recreational program.”

Games will be held on fields at Maidu Park in Roseville, Foskett Park in Lincoln and the newly renovated Whitney Park in Rocklin. There are no gate fees at any of the locations and there will be food on-site to purchase as well as merchandise including T-shirts and other softball-related items.

Come on down and see these fierce female players leave it all on the fields in hopes of making it to the final game on Sunday, Aug. 6, when the champion of the USA Softball Girls Fastpitch 14U Western Nationals will be crowned. We hope to see you there!

— All copy and photos provided by Placer Valley Tourism

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