FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2017
Florida Junior College Women’s Softball Championship Hosted at Historic Dodgertown - Vero Beach, Fl
VERO BEACH, Fla. (April 27, 2017) — The 2017 Florida Junior College Women’s Softball Championship will be played at Historic Dodgertown beginning Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30. Sixteen teams from across the state will compete for the title, and the top two winners will move on to play in the Junior College World Series next month in St. George, Utah.
The tournament, in its third consecutive year played at Historic Dodgertown, is co-hosted by the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and Historic Dodgertown. The teams will play their games at the Quad area, a recent addition to the property, consisting of four softball fields, each with its own outdoor batting cage and warm-up pitcher’s mound. Players, coaches, families and friends will stay at multiple hotels throughout Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast, adding to the economic impact in the region.
The championship event opens Friday with the following schedule. Games will be played that evening beginning at 4 p.m. in accordance with the double elimination format. The tournament continues Saturday and Sunday with morning and evening games.
Friday, April 28
Game 1 - Florida South Western vs. Tallahassee, 11 a.m.
Game 2 - Palm Beach State vs. Daytona State, 11 a.m.
Game 3 - Hillsborough vs. Chipola, 11 a.m.
Game 4 - Miami Dade vs. Central Florida, 11 a.m.
Game 5 - State College of Florida vs. Gulf Coast State, 1:30 p.m.
Game 6 - Indian River State vs. Santa Fe, 1:30 p.m.
Game 7 - St. Petersburg vs. Northwest Florida State, 1:30 p.m.
Game 8 - Eastern Florida State vs. Seminole State, 1:30 p.m.
Individual day and tournament pass tickets are available for purchase at the tournament entrance gate, for $8/$15 (adults) or $5/$10 (students). Children five-and-under are free. Parking is also free.
For more information about the tournament please click here.
For more information about Historic Dodgertown, please visit HistoricDodgertown.com.
About Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida
“A Florida Heritage Landmark”
World-famous Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida is a multi-sport, 80-acre complex on Florida’s Treasure Coast managed by former Dodger owner Peter O’Malley in a partnership since 2012. O’Malley, whose family developed and expanded the site formerly known as “Dodgertown” for nearly 50 years, partnered with his sister Terry O’Malley Seidler and former Dodger star pitchers Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo.
On November 10, 2014, Historic Dodgertown was named a Florida Heritage Landmark for its unique historic significance extending beyond baseball, as the first completely integrated Spring Training site in the South. The “Baseball and Dodgertown” historical marker is located at the entrance to the conference center.
The home of Dodger Spring Trainings from 1948-2008, it was the starting place for six World Championships and 14 N.L. Pennant-winning teams. Numerous Baseball Hall of Fame players trained on these hallowed grounds, as well as 20 visits from professional teams in Asia.
The all-inclusive facility, owned by Indian River County, gives teams of all ages the unique opportunity to train, play, dine and stay together in on-site villas. Participants utilize one of 10 ½ playing fields (seven are Musco-lighted for night games), including a new cloverleaf of youth baseball/softball fields with concessions area and new multi-purpose field (110 by 130 yards) for football, soccer and lacrosse.
Other amenities include clubhouses, two full-sized weight rooms, dining room, Stadium Club lounge and a competition-size swimming pool. The home of 6,500-seat Holman Stadium, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida provides an all-encompassing experience for guests and is the ideal setting to build a championship team. It’s the perfect location for tournaments, camps, schools, business conferences and seminars.
Continuing its tradition since 1983, the Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp returned to Historic Dodgertown in November, 2014. Visit historicdodgertown.com for more information.
Ruth Ruiz, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, (772) 257-8532