Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Select Softball 2015 Junior National Championship features Texas Travelers

The 2015 tournament season is coming to an end, and select softball teams are starting to make plans to move up in age divisions for the fall season.  However, a few major tournaments are still scheduled over the next 30 days and top teams in the country are hoping to finish out their season with National Championship hardware.
The 04 Texas Travelers have been the story all season in the select softball world.  They started their second year of 10U softball as the underdogs in a David vs. Goliath world and competed admirably in the top qualifying tournaments across the state.  They took their bats, gloves and heart to Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and other states in their quest of elite status.  In the end, the 04 Texas Travelers became the State of Texas representative in the 2015 ASA/USA National Championship held in Normal, Illinois.

Each year since 1934, over 30,000 players and thousands of teams try to qualify for the ASA National Tournament.  Teams earning a berth to the United States most notorious event held for softball will have an opportunity to compete to be called the nation’s best softball team in the country.  Since each competitor must earn their berth into an ASA national through a network of qualifying tournaments conducted throughout the season, the champion goes home as the unchallenged best team in the nation for their respected division each year.

There are many tournaments each year, but only one tournament that is synonymous with Team USA and is the National Governing Body of Softball.  Without competing in the ASA/USA National Championship, a team will not see the most elite softball teams in the nation and have the opportunity to call themselves a true National Champion.

However, the Texas Travelers have one more hurdle to overcome before they make the 12 hour trip to play in the coveted tournament.  This weekend the Texas Travelers will find themselves competing against the likes of Texas Chaos, Texas Glory, Firecrackers, Impact Gold, Louisiana Titans, Batbusters, and other softball teams in the 2015 Junior National Championships.

The Travelers will start bracket play in the double elimination tournament against the STX Venom at 9:35 on field one Friday, July 17th.  If they win, they will play Burleson Blast at 1 PM.  The winner of that game will then play at 6 PM.  If all goes as plan, the Travelers will play at 6 PM on Saturday.  If they continue to win, the championship game is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 19th at 4:15 PM.

Good luck and safe travels to all of the teams competing this weekend in Waxahachie, Texas.

For more information about the 04 Texas Travelers contact Coach Kyle Bennett at 972.679.7702 or follow The Texas Travelers on Facebook.  To follow particular players, games, practices or see any other information about the North Texas Select Softball team visit: 04 Texas Travelers News Site.

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