When you tried to discover a parking area at Palmetto Bay Park over the previous few days, you have been in all probability fortunate for those who discovered one.
Parking spaces have been certainly at a premium as Palmetto Bay, with its six softball fields, served because the host venue for 44 softball teams, 26 from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and 18 extra from outdoors the world, for the annual Slamfest Softball Event.
There have been 86 games played over a three-day period, however this yr’s event celebrated a particular quantity – 25. The 25th Annual Slamfest Tourney, with Pinecrest Physical Remedy serving as this yr’s title sponsor, has blossomed into the premier softball event in the state and one of the prime tournaments in the nation.
Who gained this week? No one and everyone.
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There have been no brackets, just 4 guaranteed video games for each collaborating workforce which included defending state champions St. Pete Admiral Farragut (3A) and Plantation American Heritage (6A). Palm Seashore Gardens, St. Thomas Aquinas, Cooper Metropolis, Coral Reef and Palmetto have been among the other huge identify packages enjoying.
On the middle of the event’s success has been long-time Gulliver Prep head coach Mark Schusterman. As if he hasn’t been busy sufficient serving as the varsity’s lengthy-time athletic director and main the softball program to 6 state titles including four in a row alongside the best way (2010-13), Schusterman was the brainchild of the event…