National fastpitch tourney brings hundreds of players

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CUMMING, Ga. — Fowler Park was host to the televised 2014 Triple Crown USA Nationals finals. In the end, it was California versus Georgia.
On July 17, the No. 4 Corona Angels, of California, (8-0) defeated the No. 7 East Cobb Bullets (8-1) 5-4 to win the 2014 Triple Crown USA Nationals and become the gold champions.
The girls’ competitive high school fastpitch softball tournament took place in Cumming, Gainesville and Alpharetta July 14-17.
More than 180 top 14U, 16U and 18U clubs in the country were featured in this year’s tournament.
“The TC/USA Nationals brings together elite softball clubs from across the country to compete for a national championship,” said TC/USA Nationals Director Krista Judge. “Each year, the event is played in a different region of the U.S. This year, we are excited to be playing the event in Cumming-Forsyth County, Alpharetta and Gainesville due to the area’s premier facilities, excellent lodging partners and ease of access for teams either driving in or flying.”
Last year, the competition took place in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada with 120 teams in attendance. This year, the event included 14U teams.
In all, there were 27 states represented in the 2014 tournament.
“Our community has had a positive relationship with the Triple Crown organization for many years,” said James McCoy, president and chief executive officer of Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. “We were pleased to further that relationship with the addition of the Triple Crown USA Nationals, televised by CBS Sports Network.”
The 184 teams traveling from 27 states and staying in hotels in the surrounding communities will have a huge economic impact of more than $700,000 during the tournament, said Anna Taylor Barlow, Cumming-Forsyth County director of tourism.
“The tournament provides a great attraction for local residents to enjoy,” Barlow said. “We are excited about furthering our relationship with such a prestigious sports organization.”
For more information on the tournament, visit www.triplecrownsports.com.

The Corona Angels out of California won the 18 Gold Division. They beat the EC Bullets from GA.
Link to the bracket: http://www.triplecrownsports.com/showbracketgen_gameinfo.asp?tournyid=5291&divisionid=2448

The 16u Division: GA Elite – Hoover beat the OK Tulsa Elite – Gavan
Link to the bracket: http://www.triplecrownsports.com/showbracketgen_gameinfo.asp?tournyid=5291&divisionid=2456

14U Division – TX Aces Express Futures beat the Indiana Magic
Link to the bracket: http://www.triplecrownsports.com/showbracketgen_gameinfo.asp?tournyid=5291&divisionid=2463

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