Swing, batter! More than 1,500 baseball, softball teams competing along Alabama’s beaches this summer
Perfect Game baseball and USSSA softball world series events are taking place in Gulf Shores
and Orange Beach in June and July 2022
GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – Home runs are in season for summer 2022 as more than 1,500 baseball and softball teams – along with their coaches, families and fans – travel to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for the Perfect Game Gulf Coast Baseball World Series and the USSSA Fastpitch Softball National Championships. Championships will swing into action in June and July at the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley Sportsplexes.
“Youth sports is our ‘bread and butter,’ and these teams traveling to the beach showcases our core audience – families,” said Michelle Russ, vice president of sales, sports and events for Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events. “It’s heartwarming to see many travel ball families revisiting the Alabama Gulf Coast as their home away from home and a true joy to witness families experiencing the area for the first time. These sports families and fans leave behind millions in economic impact for our local economy and take home lifelong memories from on and off the fields.”
In 2021, Perfect Game and USSSA summer championships contributed 94,895 room nights and $76.77 million in economic impact for the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The 2022 lineup features the following events:
Perfect Game Gulf Coast Baseball
World Series 1: May 31 to June 4
World Series 2: June 7-11
World Series 3: June 14-18
World Series 4: June 21-25
World Series 5: June 28 to July 2
World Series 6: July 5-9
World Series 7: July 13-17
World Series 8: July 20-24
World Series 9: July 27-30
USSSA Fastpitch Softball
National Championship 12U-18U: July 6-12
National Championship 8U-18U (A, B Class & Open): July 10-16
National Championship 8U-18U (A, B, C & Open Classes): July 17-23
National Championship & Showcase 14U-18U: July 24-30
Perfect Game coaches’ meetings and store are located at the Tanger Outlet Center in Foley. Opening ceremonies for most events – as well as pin trading for baseball and parades for softball – will take place at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach. Learn more about Perfect Game at PerfectGame.org and USSSA at USSSA.com/Fastpitch.
Other events taking place throughout the summer include the Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo (June 10-12), the LuLu’s Hot Trot for ARC 5K Run/Walk (June 18), the Flora-Bama Freedom Run (July 4), the Shark Run 5K at The Wharf (July 4), the NPC Clash at the Capstone at the Orange Beach Event Center (July 8-9) and the Gulf Coast Region Beach Series Championships (July 9-10). For the full lineup of upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit GSOBsports.com, or call 1-800-745-SAND.
Caption: More than 1,500 baseball and softball teams are set to compete in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, in June and July 2022.
Credit: Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events
About Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events:
Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events is a partnership among Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, Gulf State Park and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, the organization became a department within GSOBT. In this role, the GSOB Sports & Events – along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality athletic and leisure events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To learn more about sports and events along Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches, please visit GSOBsports.com.