The 2017 Hope Watermelon Festival Softball Tournament gets underway this weekend in Hope. This tournament is in conjunction with the 41st Annual Hope Watermelon Festival.

The 2017 Hope Watermelon Festival Softball Tournament gets underway this weekend in Hope. This tournament is in conjunction with the 41st Annual Hope Watermelon Festival.

For many years it's featured as the weekend's biggest sports event in the city of Hope with over 100 teams displaying their intensity of emotion for competitive softball play on the diamond. The Watermelon Festival Softball Tournament is schedule Friday – Sunday August 11-13 at Kelly Fields Softball and Kiwanis Baseball Complexes.

As tradition, teams from all over the state of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas were featured this year to take action for some intense and exciting softball in city of Hope. Despite heated weather conditions, competitors have brought their toughness to the diamond to showcase extreme softball talents in the south part of Arkansas. The 2017 tournament anticipates another huge year of fierce teams battling to win down to the wire.

Softball's must be purchased at site and team must use approved ASA, USA bats and USSSA thumbprint bats.

Friday night at 7 and 8 p.m., begins a full weekend of big time softball action on the diamond.

WATERMELON SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT NOTES:

MEN'S DIVISIONS

Gold - Open 8 Home Runs - Outs

Silver- C/D 4 Home Runs - Outs

Bronze - E 2 Home Runs; 3rd HR is out, then inning ending

 

WOMEN'S DIVISION

Open - Double Elimination

 

TEAM DIVISION'S FEATURED

Gold Division - 4 Teams registered

Silver Division - 8 Teams registered

Bronze Division - 53 Teams registered

Women's Division - 32 Teams registered

 

TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS

Walker Clark - usasoftballer@gmail.com

Doris Adams - dadmssoftball@gmail.com

 

To view brackets and teams participating in the 2017 Hope Watermelon Festival Softball Tournament, go to www.tournamentusasoftball.com.