More To The Story with Staley: Softball Showdown

The best softball talent in our region was on display this weekend at Camp Jordan

EAST RIDGE, Tennessee (WDEF) – Saturday morning at Camp Jordan. And the park is packed. With people from all over the place. Over 30 states to be exact.

Here to play softball. For three days. On fields all across the city. Including Dalton, Georgia.

The annual Scenic City Fall Showcase and Tournament. It sure puts Chattanooga in the catbird’s seat!!

ERIN WARD, COACH / NORTHERN VIRGINIA;
“This is probably one of the largest tournaments in the fall. And it brings all of the best teams from east of the Mississippi, as well as some from California. This is a great place to challenge our girls and see where we’re sitting.”

Over 15-thousand people descending on our area. Right around 440 teams playing high caliber softball.

In front of right around 400 college coaches and recruiters. Looking to fill up their rosters with top notch players.

An important event? You betcha!!

LAMONT PARKER, COACH / NORTH ALABAMA;
“This is the best of the best right here. The most quality softball around. You’re either going to play here this weekend or in California.”

CATHY RICHARDS, COACH / INDIANA;
“This is one of the best tournaments we play in. It’s how we end our season in Indiana. We love to play against teams we don’t see during the regular season. This tournament draws teams from further south. It’s a great opportunity for our girls to see all different talent.”

The tournament , hosted by Connect Sports, featured teams 14 and Under through 18 and Under.

All in all, one of the most important softball tournaments you’ll find anywhere.

Because of our facilities, and the fact Chattanooga has always been a softball “hotbed”, the Scenic City is a perfect place for this annual event.

EMMALY MORGAN, CONNECT SPORTS / OPERATIONS;
“If you’re looking to see some really good travel teams, the competition you’ll see here is unmatched.”

And the huge tournament not only showcases great softball, but it sure helps our local economy as well.
Dave Staley, News 12.

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