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Sept. 1, 2010
GAMES, WEATHER HOT AND HEAVY IN TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIPSSenior Softball-USA
DALLAS – The Texas State Championships continued strong growth here in its third year, climbing almost 12 percent to 47 teams.
Rained delayed the opening day about an hour, but the Kiest Park Complex staff got the fields ready quickly as the sun came out.
“We started the tournament with high humidity and about 90 degrees,” said National Tournament Director Don Brooks. “Then it got hotter.”
“The competition was pretty hot and heavy, as well,” said Brooks, “with many close games.”
The third annual SSWC Texas State Championships here in June drew teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.
The oldest division produced one of the closest championship games, with the Texan 70s edging the Texas Greyhounds 11-10.
In another close contest, the Texas 60s beat DOC Softball of Arkansas 23-20 to win the 60 Major Division title.
Gonzalez Insulation sailed through the 55 AAA division with a perfect record, beating the Georgia/Alabama Masters 22-12 in the finals.
In the largest division, the 6-team 50 Majors, Willie’s Wolves defeated Team Adidas in the finals 17-7 to win the championship.