110-degree temperatures and sweltering humidity doesn’t phase a field of 140 fastpitch softball teams from around the United States, including five from Las Vegas, that begin play today at Majestic Park in Las Vegas in the USA/ASA 18-under Class A national tournament. Nearly every state is represented.
It’s such a high-demand and competitive tournament that Las Vegas won’t be permitted to bid on hosting the tournament again for seven years.
Each team will play two pool games today and Tuesday with a double-elimination bracket play starting Wednesday. Games begin at 8 a.m. daily. Tournament concludes Sunday.