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June 17, 2010

Softball shines at Hines

OK-TX Shootout coming to Hines Softball Park

DUNCAN — Some of the best traveling softball teams in the state are getting ready to embark on a journey to Duncan.

Hines Softball Park will be the setting for the 2010 Oklahoma-Texas Shootout 18U Softball Tournament. The girls fast-pitch tournament will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and run throughout the weekend. Saturday will be a day full of action beginning at 9 a.m. and ending sometime around 10 p.m., according to  tournament director Adenya Spivey. Sunday’s games will begin at 9 a.m. and finish around 3 p.m.

“We’re very excited about hosting this event,” Spivey said. “Usually, our 18-and-under tournament is the most competitive tournament. There are a lot of school ball and traveling teams coming to play. Just from the caliber of teams, it should be a great weekend.”

As of last check, 15 teams had signed up for the tournament. The lone Stephens County team is the Oklahoma Excel from Duncan. There will be three teams from Oklahoma City (Freedom, Oklahoma Force 92 and Oklahoma Dynamite Badside) as well as the Slammers from Edmond. Lawton MacArthur will field a team this weekend as will the Dickson Comets, Sterling Tigers and Fletcher Wildcats. Cache will be represented by the Southwest Lady Bulldogs. Other participating teams are the Oklahoma Magic (Tuttle), Legacy Stars (Tulsa), Rock Creek Mustangs (Bokchito), Oklahoma Bandits (Tecumseh) and the Dynos (Wichita Falls, Texas).

“The draw for this tournament is that we offer a five-game guarantee,” said Spivey. “I touched base with all of the coaches [Tuesday night] and there was a lot of excitement with them. There should be a lot of good ball with the 18-and-under tournament.”

Teams had until 5 p.m. Wednesday to make sure they could make the tournament. Spivey said all the teams are confirmed and she will go to work, drawing up the tournament bracket and getting all the details finalized.

Spivey is one of just a few people who help organize the event. She has help from several people who will take care of several aspects of the tournament such as: Concessions, field maintenance, umpires, etc.

Spivey said the teams usually check-in about an hour before their designated game and sometimes stay all day, depending on their next game(s).

Spivey added that she expects the crowds to consist of mostly families and friends of the players, but also hopes to see the community come out and support the event.

“We usually have several people from the town come out,” Spivey said. “It’s a fun weekend and Saturday is our biggest day with softball all day. It looks like we are going to have a great tournament barring rain, I hope.”

— Ben Whitehead is a sports writer for The Duncan Banner. He can be reached at 255-5354, Ext. 165, or via e-mail at ben.whitehead@duncanbanner.com.

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