****REMINDER: NO METAL SPIKES, SUNFLOWER SEEDS AND/OR GUM ON THE TURF FIELDS OR IN THE DUGOUTS!! PLEASE, PLEASE RESPECT THIS SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO UTILIZE THESE TURF FACILITIES…THIS GOES FOR FANS AS WELL! YOUR TEAM IS SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE EVENT IF VIOLATED. THANK YOU!!!***

Sunday, July 18th

6:00 AM

Good Morning !

We are ready to begin our 4th day of the Showdown in Steel Town! We will have a bit of cooler morning than the past few days with some cloudy skies throughout the day.

We want to wish all of the teams luck in their bracket play today, and remember…. anything can happen!

Saturday, July 17th

10:00 AM

Good Morning!

The weather is looking a little scary but holding off so far. Let’s continue to keep our fingers crossed!

Parking is getting a little tight at Monroeville. I know there is a Farmers Market and pickle ball games going on but please try to stick to the designated parking areas. NO Parking is permitted in the grass along the ball fields. Thank you for your cooperation and good luck today!

6:00 AM

Good Morning All!

Thanks to turf fields, we are able to start our day off today as scheduled.

They are calling for rain showers throughout the day so let’s prepare as we did yesterday. Let’s do as many No Rain Dances as you can to try to push off the rain as much as we can. We will send updates throughout the day as things progress. They will also be posted on our facebook and the Tourney / Weather updates tab on our schedules page.

As we hope for the best and prepare for the worst, lets have a fun filled day!

Friday, July 16th

8:00 PM

Good Evening!

We made it through most of the day with sunshine but did get hit with rain in the evening. Unfortunately we did have to push some games. The schedule has been updated.

We are expecting some rain throughout the night and scattered tomorrow. We will keep our eye on the radar and send out our first update around 6 am.  Let’s rest up tonight and start off with sunshine (fingers crossed) tomorrow!

12:30 PM

Good Afternoon!

Everyone’s wishes to the softball gods this morning is paying off. The rain forecast has pushed back to this early evening. Hopefully the trend will continue and we can complete today with sunshine! It is hot and humid out, make sure to stay hydrated and find shade when you can.

The 12:30 games have started and all fields are running on time. Please be ready to start your game about 30 minutes prior to your scheduled game time. If we can get ahead to better our chances of beating the rain, we will. There is still a chance rain may pop up throughout the day.

Let’s Stay cool and have fun!

6:00 AM

Good Morning All!

We are entering Day 2 of the Showdown and the weather is a little different today.Though it is still calling to reach the 80s, there is a chance of thunderstorms throughout the day starting in the late morning. Still bring plenty of ways to stay hydrated but also to stay dry. We will keep you updated as things progress. Weather updated will also be posted in the Tourney/Weather Updated Tab on the Schedule page.

A few reminders for the day:

  • Metal Spikes and Sunflower seeds are not permitted at turf fields! Any team caught with metal spikes or sunflower seeds are subject to a game forfeit and $300 fine payable to the park
  • There is a $5/day gate fee at Plum HS. Coaches, players and children 12 and under are free. For more field information please visit our Venues Page. .
  • There is NO Batting Practice on any fields. If there are batting cages you may use them or a net outside of the playing area.
  • Alcohol is NOT permitted at any field. Anyone caught with alcohol with be ejected from the tournament.

Let’s wish the rain away and have a great day!

Thursday, July 15th

2:00 PM

Good Afternoon!

The day is flying by and we are surviving the heat! With little shade, please bring water and plenty of ways to stay cool throughout the day. All field are running on time. Please come prepared to start your game 30 minutes prior to the schedule start time to keep things running smoothly.

We have had to make some field changes at Monroeville Park West for this weekend. Please double check your schedule for this weekend on the Schedule Page. Game times have not changed.

Let’s keep up the great day!

7:00 AM

Good Morning Coaches and Parents,
 
We are only hours from the start of the Showdown! It’s goin to be a hot one today, so please bring plenty of water and ways to stay cool.
 
Here are a few reminders for the day:
 
-Metal Spikes and Sunflower seeds are not permitted at turf fields! Any team caught with metal spikes or sunflower seeds are subject to a game forfeit and $300 fine payable to the park
-There is a $5/day gate fee at Plum HS. Coaches, players and children 12 and under are free. For more field information please visit our Venues Page. .
-There is NO Batting Practice on any fields. If there are batting cages you may use them or a net outside of the playing area.
-You are to receive 6 game balls at your first game. Those are yours to use for the entire tournament.
-Alcohol is NOT permitted at any field. Anyone caught with alcohol with be ejected from the tournament.
 
Let’s have some fun and good luck!