Thursday, June 2, 2016
From June 4th to June 6th softball in Oklahoma and the world for that matter doesn’t get any better. The College World Series is taking place during that time, but the Triple Crown OKC will also feature some of the top teams around the United States as well.
In addition to the 04 Texas Travelers, last year’s lone Texas representative to ASA National Championship; TCR Blue (Conifer, Colorado), LA Gators (Branch, Louisiana), NM Express (Carlsbad, New Mexico), American Freedom Taylor (N. Richland Hills), Buckaroos (Ft. Collins, Colorado), Sidekicks (Perry, Kansas), Insanity (Mohave Valley, Arizona), Indiana Gators (Whiteland, Indiana), KC Threat (Independence, Missouri), Colorado Stars (Lafayette, Colorado), Impact Gold Lampl (Tomball), Heartland Havoc 03 (Moline, Illinois), NWA Knockouts 03 (Centerton, Arkansas), NM Lady Titans (Gallup, New Mexico), Texas Bombers CC (Corpus Christi), Firecrackers CO (Thorton, Colorado), Tulsa Elite (Shawnee Oklahoma), Ft. Worth Batbusters (Bedford), Texas Rage 03 (Sequin), Texas Fusion (Frisco), Oklahoma A’s (Yukon, Oklahoma), NC Xplosion (Windsor, Colorado), Team Elite (Lake Charles, Louisiana), Vipers 03 (Texarkana, Texas), TCR 12 Blake (Centennial, Colorado), SA Boom (San Antonio), Texas Stealth (Pasadena), Warriors (Broomfield, Colorado), Texas Sudden Impact (Woodlands), Blue Angels (Southhaven, Mississippi), STX Lightning 03 (San Juan), Texas Fusion 03 (Ft. Worth), Prodigy (Highland Ranch, Colorado), Esprit 03 (Fenton, Missouri), Texas Legends (Spring), Sizzle Elite (Omaha, Nebraska), Adrenaline Black (Castle Rock, Colorado), Texas Bomber CTX (Kyle), Impact Gold DFW 03 (Haslet), Pueblo Sharks Ministry (Pueblo, Colorado), West U Ice (Houston), Firecrackers ETX (Honey Grove), QC Patriots (Bettendorf, Iowa), RGV Thunder Gray (Edinburg), Rocky MTN Thunder (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) will be competing in this prestigious tournament. Most of these teams are preparing for their World Series or National Tournaments for the end of their year as the Texas Travelers are utilizing the tournament as they get ready to compete in the National Championships in Branson, Missouri.
The Texas Travelers are one of the few pure 04 teams comprised of 11 and 12 year olds who were born in the year 2004. Most teams have a combination of 03 & 04’s or are all 03’s. Even though the Texas Travelers are one of the youngest teams, they are one of the most talked about teams in the country.
The Texas Travelers will face the TCR Blue Saturday at 9:00 am on Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma. On Sunday they will face LA Gators at 9:30 am and then New Mexico Express at 12:30 pm all at Buck Thomas field. Depending how the Travelers compete those two days will determine who and when they will play on Sunday and Monday in single elimination bracket play. The championship game scheduled for 3:00 pm Monday deciding who will be the Triple Crown OKC Champions.
The competition will be fierce, but the Texas Travelers support will be strong. Good luck to all of the girls competing.
For more information on the Texas Travelers, players, coaches, or schedules visit the Texas Travelers News Network or follow the team on Facebook. The Texas Travelers take pride in competing at the highest level possible for select softball.
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA), a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK, was founded in 1933 and has evolved into the strongest softball organization in the country. The growth and development of the association led the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to name the ASA the National Governing Body of Softball, pursuant to the Amateur Sports Act of 1978.
The ASA has many important responsibilities as the national governing body of softball in the United States, including regulating competition to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of player who annually play the sport. When the ASA entered the softball picture in 1933, the sport was in a state of confusion with no unified set of playing rules and no national governing body to provide guidance and stability. The ASA changed all that by adopting softball's first universally accepted rules of play and by organizing consistent and fair competition across the nation.
From this beginning, the ASA has become one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 74 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 200,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than four million.