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ASA Class B National 12U Softball Tournament

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Young, aspiring softball players from Oklahoma and Texas came together today for the American Softball Association 12 and under National Tournament at the 38th and Lee Softball fields.

Five teams entered the competition for Class B Southern Fast Pitch Nationals. This includes the Oklahoma Elite, made up of girls from Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas, including Lawton, Cache, and Altus. Oklahoma Elite Head Coach Reggie Fisher understands how special it is for his team to play this tournament in their own backyard.

“I think getting to play at home means the world to these girls,” states Fisher. “These girls, we haven't lost anything just because I think we have the home crowd. We have a lot of support out here. So even during opening ceremonies, you know, they had all their family, friends, everybody. So, it's just kind of a good way to end it and rewarding to have something right here in our own backyard.”

Director of Parks and Recreation Jack Hanna says, “It's pretty exciting when we have our local 12 and under girls’ fast pitch team here. The Oklahoma Elite represents not just only Oklahoma, but also represents Lawton and the quality of players and coaches and the organization they have to bring something to the table and get it nationally known. That we do have great stuff going on here in Southwest Oklahoma.”

Given the facilities and competition Lawton provides for tournaments such as this, ASA representative Freddie Ezell feels optimistic about bringing bigger tournaments to the Lawton area in the future.

“Let me tell you. Lawton, this is my second time to be here. And I love coming here. I think the kids, the parents, and the coaches love it. They got a great facility, great people to work with. It's unfortunate they didn't have as many teams as they should've had. But they got the facility to hold a bigger tournament and it'd be great to see a bigger tournament here,” explains Ezell.

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