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USF Series Tournament Begins Friday

2/26/2014 12:04:07 PM

Contact: Anna Gurney

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Fifty U.S. women’s college fast pitch softball teams are making their way to Clearwater this week to compete in the USF Series Tournament. This NCAA Division One fast pitch softball tournament begins Feb. 28 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater. The facility was recently recognized as the 2013 Park of the Year Award by the National Softball Association.

Joining the U.S. college teams will be the Netherlands Women’s Softball Team. The team won the European Softball Championship for three consecutive years, and was selected to compete in the 2014 World Softball Championship. The USF Series Tournament will also host an American Softball Association state tournament, local high school tournaments from Pinellas and Pasco counties, and regional Little League recreational games for Districts 12 and 13. Two-time fast pitch Olympian medalist Michele Smith is hosting the event and will offer spring break clinics during the tournament.

The tournament runs for three consecutive weekends from Feb. 28 through March 16. For a complete schedule of tournament events and to purchase tickets visit To follow the action and stay up-to-date on events surrounding the tournament, visit the USF Series Facebook page at and on Twitter #USFSeries2014.