Friday, February 18, 2011

22 College Softball teams converge

The Decatur Daily
Paul Huggins

Twenty-two college softball teams from 11 states will spend the next three days battling it out in the UAH Charger Chillout tournament in Decatur.

Besides the host school, participating teams include, Arkansas-Montecello, Arkansas Tech, Augusta State, Barry University, Delta State, Florida Tech, Georgia College and State, Indianapolis, Kentucky Wesleyan, Lambuth, Maryville, North Alabama, North Georgia, Northern Kentucky, Ohio Dominican, Quincy, Southern Indiana, Truman State, Wayne State, West Alabama and West Georgia.

Sixty-seven games will occur today through Sunday at Wilson Morgan Park. Ranked ninth in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II, the Lady Chargers take on Kentucky Wesleyan at 12:30 p.m. today, followed by a 2:30 p.m. contest against Northern Kentucky.

Last year’s event filled 481 hotel rooms for an economic impact of $243,349, according to Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau figures.

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