Ten collegiate softball teams from as far away as Missouri will travel to Decatur to compete in the 2014 Alabama Arctic Blast hosted by Shorter University. The three-day tournament is set for February 20-22, 2014 at the Wilson Morgan Softball Complex in Decatur.
Teams competing in the 2014 Alabama Arctic Blast include Tennessee Wesleyan College, Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.), Campbellsville University (Ky.), Bellhaven University (Miss.), Auburn of Montgomery University (Ala.), Freed Hardeman University (Tenn.), Point University (Ga.), Martin Methodist College (Tenn.), Reinhardt College (Ga.), and William Woods University (Mo.). Games get underway at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 20th. The following day, games are scheduled at 2 p.m., 4p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. and on Saturday, February 22, games will be played at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. Admission for spectators is $10 per day ($5/day student) or a weekend tournament pass will be available for $20 per person.
From 2008 to 2011, the invitational was held on Shorter University’s home field, Alto Park Softball Complex located in West Rome. In 2011, organizers announced the relocation of the event from Rome to Wilson Morgan Park to accommodate and allow for its continued growth. In 2012, the tournament made its first appearance in Decatur and attracted 14 teams from six states. Wilson Morgan Softball Complex will serve as host venue through 2016.
Wilson Morgan Softball Complex features six lighted fields, centrally located concessions, quad, press box, batting cages, and complete Wi-Fi access enabling live video and statistical streaming on all fields. Each field has a clay infield and beautiful grass, maintained by electronically controlled underground irrigation systems. The facility can seat over 2,000 spectators with additional seating available. For more information on Wilson Morgan Softball Complex, visit www.decaturparks.com.
For more information on the Alabama Arctic Blast, contact David Wisdom at 256.341.4831.
Shorter University is a liberal arts Southern Baptist-affiliated University located in Rome, Georgia. For more information, visit www.goshorterhawks.com.