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2020 USA Softball Border Battle location announced!


Border Battle XII heads to west coast this July

MARCH 06, 2020, 11:35 A.M. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball is proud to announce that Kent, Wash. will host the 2020 edition of Border Battle, an annual international slow pitch event that features the USA Softball Slow Pitch National Teams. Held July 24-26 at Hogan Park at Russell Road (24400 Russell Road, Kent, Wash., 98032) the USA Softball Men’s Slow Pitch National Team (MSPNT), Women’s Slow Pitch National Team (WSPNT), Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team (Men’s Futures), and Women’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team (Women’s Futures) will compete in three days of action against Canada’s Men’s and Women’s Slow Pitch National Team rosters as well as grassroots clubs.

“We’re excited to bring Border Battle XII to the west coast,” said USA Softball Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Craig Cress. “This will be the first time in the history of the event that fans out west will have the opportunity to watch the best slow pitch softball in the world right in their back yard. Thank you to USA Softball of Seattle for stepping up to host this prestigious event, which continues to get bigger and better every single year. We know that the fans who come out to support members of Team USA at Border Battle XII will not leave disappointed.”

USA Softball recently announced the 2020 Slow Pitch National Team rosters that will represent the United States at Border Battle XII. The MSPNT roster includes athletes from 11 different states with 14 veterans returning to the roster while the Men’s Futures Team is a mixture of veterans and rookies from 11 different states. The 14-athlete WSPNT roster includes athletes from 10 different states while the 15-athlete Women’s Futures roster includes athletes from 13 different states. Athletes on all four rosters have earned numerous USA Softball National Championships and individual tournament accolades.

Kent is a long-time supporter of USA Softball and has held numerous grassroots events dating back to 2002. Previous events include: 2002 Women’s Class D Slow Pitch National Championship, the 2006 and 2018 Girls’ Class A 16-Under Fast Pitch National Championship, the 2011 Girls’ Class A 16-Under Western National Championship, the 2013 Men’s Class E Slow Pitch Western National Championship, the 2015 Men’s 60-Over Fast Pitch National Championship and the 2016 Girls’ Class A 12-Under Western National Championship.

“USA Softball of Seattle in conjunction with the City of Kent is very excited to be hosting the 12th annual Border Battle,” said USA Softball of Seattle Commissioner, Mike Rabin. “This is the first time that the Border Battle has been held on the west coast and we look forward to continuing to help make this the premier slow pitch event in the country.

Athletes are selected to represent the United States as a member of a Slow Pitch National Team based on their grassroots participation at their respective USA Softball Slow Pitch National Championship.  Athletes wishing to make the 2021 WSPNT, Women’s Futures, MSPNT and Men’s Futures will need to participate in the following events: the Women's Open Slow Pitch National Championship in Hendersonville, TN (August 21-23), the Men's Super and AA Slow Pitch National Championship in Hendersonville, TN (August 20-23), the Men’s Class A Slow Pitch National Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla. (Sept. 4-5) or the Men’s Class B Slow Pitch National Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla. (Sept. 6-7).

For more information on the USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team program, please visit


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