More than 120 teams from 18 different states made their way to the Gulfport Sportsplex for the 2019 Schutt Sports National Fastpitch Championship.
This inaugural event features fastpitch softball for ages 18 and under. There is something for all the softball players to take part in, including a free skills clinic for specific age groups and uncommitted players.
It’s a great tourism opportunity for those visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast and a chance for the Gulfport Sportsplex to showcase what it has to offer. Gulfport Leisure Services’ Jase Payne said, “This fastpitch tournament definitely has the largest footprint as far as where we have seen teams coming from. So, it was just a little over a year ago when we opened this expansion. That’s when we started getting national attention and that’s when we started developing tournaments like this.”
Games begin Tuesday and will start daily at 8 a.m. The tournament will run through July 20th.