By Bob Turner

ASA B-State Championship Serves Up a Competitive Weekend for Softball Enthusiasts

Friday, July 17, 2015

City of Lancaster Successfully Hosts Junior Olympic Tournament at Big 8 Softball Complex

Lancaster, CA. July 17, 2015 – Teams from all over Southern California filled the Antelope Valley for the Amateur Softball Association’s (ASA) B-State Championship, hosted by the City of Lancaster at the Big 8 Softball Complex. The Junior Olympic tournament, held July 10-12, drew nearly 150 softball teams to Lancaster City Park and surrounding softball facilities.

Celebrations could be heard throughout the Antelope Valley during the entire weekend, with crowds of fans cheering enthusiastically for every strike, run, out, and win in their team’s favor. Simi Valley Thunder beat out Seaside Gold to win the 8U B-State Championship, while La Mirada Gold outlasted Los Alamitos to win the 10U Championship. Bonita Valley prevailed over Thousand Oaks in the 12U bracket, while Escondido bested Simi Valley in the 14U championship game.

Tournaments drawing this many teams positively impact the local economy. Players, coaches, parents, and friends spend in multiple ways: they stay in local hotels, eat in restaurants, shop in stores, and fill up their gas tanks. Teams are estimated to impact the local economy by $1.5 million to $2 million.

For more information, contact the Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Arts Department at 
(661) 723-6077.

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