The Triple Crown Fastpitch Softball World Series came to an end last weekend with five girls teams being crowned champions.
"It was a good tournament," Triple Crown's Bill Pilcher said. "We had a good number of high quality teams."
The girls softball tournament drew 106 teams to Steamboat Springs for five days of play.
All of the visiting squads played a guaranteed four games and then took part in a single-elimination tournament.
Championship winners included The Bomb of El Cajon, Calif. in the 18-and-under division. The San Diego Power was second and another California team, Elite, was third.
In the 16-and-under division, the Scorpio Sting of Phoenix, Ariz. won. The Colorado Commotion was second and Excel Travel Wolf of Olympia, Wash, was third.
The So Cal Spirit was first in the 14-and-under division. Norco Filly's of Norco, Calif. finished second and the Moreno Valley Vipers came in third.
The Nemesis of Downy, Calif. won the 12-and-under division. The Scorpio Sting of Phoenix, Ariz. was second and So Cal Prime Time of West Covina Calif. took third.
In the final division, the 10-and-under group, the RC Spirit of Rancho-Cucamonga, Calif. won the division. The High Voltage Heat of Crowley, Texas placed second and the Dynasty Gold of San Bernadino, Calif. finished third.
This weekend the adults slowpitch teams will start playing. That tournament will take the next two weeks and should draw nearly 100 teams.
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