Showcase includes 180 softball teams

Arkansas-SEMO Live Blog

The Tennessee Fury will be holding their seventh Scenic City Showcase youth fastpitch tournament at three local complexes over the next four days.

Games in 14-, 16- and 18-under age groups begin this morning at 8 at Warner Park, The Summit of Softball and the Jack Mattox Complex in Ringgold.

Tournament official Pat Moyer said 180 teams representing 19 states will take part in the competition, which is scheduled to conclude Sunday afternoon with championship games at Warner Park expected to start about 4:30. Most of the teams are in the 14- and 16-under divisions, which is why more than 100 college coaches preregistered to attend.

"It's all for these college coaches so they can go see multiple players at a competitive event, look over the talent and see if it's a good fit," Moyer said.