MIAMI — Despite very unseasonable weather, the United States Specialty Sports Association 4-States Double Points Showdown softball tournament was a big hit, according to tournament director Chuck McKibben.
“Other than fighting freezing temperatures and wind, it went really well,” said McKibben, of the City of Miami’s Recreation Division.
He said there were 37 teams entered in four divisions.
“I have to give a huge shout out to coach Eric Iverson and his staff (at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) for hosting the 18u division. That was huge,” McKibben said. “All the teams had nothing but great things to say about playing at Iverson Field.”
In addition to Iverson Field, games also were played at the Joe Booth Softball Complex located across from the Miami Fairgrounds.
“The town was packed, the restaurants were busy and had a few teams stay in the hotels,” McKibben said.
Next up on the schedule is the USSSA Miami Double Points Classic Showdown May 19-20.
“We will be using all city owned facilities: Joe Pollock, Francis Morgan and the Little League Complex,” McKibben said.
There will be 14u, 13u, 12u, 10u, 9u and 8u coach-pitch brackets.
“It’s going to be a big tournament: potentially we could have 46 teams total,” McKibben said.