Tri-Cities host NSA fastpitch softball tournament - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Tri-Cities host NSA fastpitch softball tournament

Posted: Updated:

PASCO, Wash. --  Another weekend and another major tournament comes to the Tri-Cities. This weekend it is the National Softball Association (NSA) of Washington girl's fastpitch state tournament.

It began Friday and runs through Sunday. The championship features nine age groups from 10 to 18. Nearly 4,500 players, coaches and spectators come from all over Washington for the tournament. It is the fifth straight year the championship has been held in the Tri-Cities.

"This is everyone's goal is to get here and to be crowned a state champion because you are playing the best of the best. And the best teams in the state come here to see who's going to be crowned on Sunday. It started out ten years ago with about 50, and it's grown and this year we're at 149 teams and it's the biggest ever that we've had," said Steve Jensen, NSA tournament director for Washington.

The tournament also has a large economic impact. The Tri-Cties Visitor and Convention Bureau estimates the tournament brings in one $1.3 million to the area. All the action concludes Sunday, with winners crowned at 5:00 p.m.

  • Local Sports from SWXLocal Sports from SWXMore>>

  • 2014 High School Football Schedule on SWX

    HS Football Broadcasts

    Check inside to see the broadcast lineup for the 2014 high school football season on SWX! This year promises to be the best year yet for SWX, with games viewable in HD in many areas around the region.More >>
    Check inside to see the broadcast lineup for the 2014 high school football season on SWX! This year promises to be the best year yet for SWX, with games viewable in HD in many areas around the region.
    More >>
  • Dialed In: Breaking Down UW, WSU And The Pac-12

    Dialed In: Breaking Down UW, WSU And The Pac-12

    SWXRightNow.com -- SWX's Neil Stover invited Tacoma News Tribune University of Washington beat writer Christian Caple and the Spokesman-Review's Washington State beat man Jacob Thorpe into the Fasteners Sports Studio to breakdown both football programs and where they slot into the Pac-12 Conference.More >>
    SWXRightNow.com -- SWX's Neil Stover invited Tacoma News Tribune University of Washington beat writer Christian Caple and the Spokesman-Review's Washington State beat man Jacob Thorpe into the Fasteners Sports Studio to breakdown both football programs and where they slot into the Pac-12 Conference.More >>
  • Seahawks' Wilson, 49ers' Kaepernick Earn Cover Places

    Seahawks' Wilson, 49ers' Kaepernick Earn Cover Places

    SWXRightNow.com -- The rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks found its way onto one of Sports Illustrated's four regional NFL Preview covers that hit newsstands this week in the form of quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.More >>
    SWXRightNow.com -- The rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks found its way onto one of Sports Illustrated's four regional NFL Preview covers that hit newsstands this week in the form of quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.