While the rain did put a damper on the tournament.
The event is still giving the city of Evansville a chance to shine. Bringing in thousands of people to the Tri-State for the week long series.
As softball players from all over waited to be let back into the ballpark but the storms couldn’t suppress the excitement.
Players say their favorite part is, “Just being in it and just for the fun and getting to play and meeting everyone.”
More than eight thousand people converged in Evansville for the NSA girls fast pitch world series.
Jason Sands, “This is the single most biggest sporting event this community has ever hosted.”
It’s estimated to bring in more than two million dollars to the community,
Jason Sands, “Every hotel in a fifty mile radius is booked.”
The Drury Inn is just one of the many hotels filled up with softball players.
John Noback says, “It’s been busy, we got a lot of the teams coming in.
The weather today didn’t help matters because now instead of playing ball they are enjoying the amenities at the hotel.”
Two hundred and twenty five teams from fifteen states will play in the Tri-State.
One coach said even back in February it was hard to find any open rooms for his team.
Players from Maryland say, “We traveled eleven hours to play.”
The week long tournament not only showcases the best teams but will show off what the river city has to offer.
Bob Warren says, “We will be working as hard as we can to roll out the warmth and friendliness of Evansville.”