The Edmond Sun

July 10, 2013

Mens slow pitch national teams arrive in OKC for Border Battle V and Slow Pitch Showdown

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The USA Softball Mens & Future Mens Slow Pitch national teams have arrived in Oklahoma City training for Border Battle V and the Slow Pitch Showdown the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced.

Both USA squads and the Canadian mens slow pitch national team will compete in a series of practice games against local teams before facing off against each other on July 11.


July 10 — Canada practice – 2:30 p.m. – stadium field

        USA Futures vs. Canada – 4:30 p.m. – stadium field

        USA National vs. – 6 p.m. – stadium field

        Canada vs. – 7:30 p.m. – stadium field


On July 11, both squads will take the field at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex for Border Battle V and the Slow Pitch Showdown. At noon, Team USA will take on the Canadian mens slow pitch team for Border Battle V. Immediately after the game, Team USA will face off against the USA Futures for the Slow Pitch Showdown at 3 p.m. Both games will be aired on ESPN via tape delay. Border Battle V will air on July 13 at 11 a.m., while the Slow Pitch Showdown will air on July 14 at 2 p.m. Autograph sessions will also follow both games with both slow pitch squads and the Women’s National Team.

All-session tickets for the World Cup of Softball, which are $30 for general admission seating, $60 for other reserved seating, and $250 for the Ultimate Fan Zone reserved seating in the first three rows of the stadium can be purchased by phone at 800-654-8337 or online at

Single-session tickets are also now available at $10 for general admission seating and $20 for reserved seating.

The Ultimate Fan Zone package includes a private autograph session and meal with the USA Softball women’s national team, open only to Ultimate Fan Zone (UFZ) ticket holders, as well as free parking, a white ASA/USA softball hat and the opportunity for a personalized name slide on the video board with a photo opportunity and more.

To purchase tickets, call 800-654-8337 or visit Tickets will also be available at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium ticket booth during the event.

The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the national governing body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 200,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit

USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA mens, womens, junior boys and junior girls national team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four national teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball women’s national team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit