USSSA Great Lakes National Tournament Returns to Evansville Tuesday

Evansville, IN  – Beginning Tuesday, July 12 through Saturday, July 16, Deaconess Sports Park, Newburgh Girls Softball Complex, and Newman Park Athletic Complex in Henderson, KY will host the 2022 USSSA Fast Pitch Great Lakes Nationals.  

This year’s tournament boasts 180 teams of fast-pitch softball players from around the country, ranging in ages from eight to 18, and will attract over 7,500 visitors to the area.  

Tim Fulton, Director of Sports Facilities at Evansville Sports Complex, said “The Deaconess Sports Park is excited to be hosting this event for the fourth year in a row.  Great Lakes Nationals is the largest tournament we will host this season, and along with bringing outstanding softball to the area, it delivers tremendous benefit to our community.  We expect the event to generate over 3,000 hotel room nights and $2.1 million in economic impact for Evansville and the surrounding area.  Tim Foster and the entire Indiana USSSA hosting staff are terrific to work with, and we look forward to continued partnership through hosting this tournament and others like it well into the future.”   

An opening ceremony will be held Monday, July 11 from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Ford Center.  Teams will convene to be welcomed by local officials, enjoy music, activities, pin trading, and celebrate the kick-off of the tournament.  

For more information, visit the tournament website at  

What:              USSSA Fast Pitch Great Lakes Nationals 

When:                Tuesday, July 12 – Saturday, July 16, 2022 

Where:               Deaconess Sports Park (4300 Heckel Road, Evansville) 

                              Newburgh Girls Softball Complex (5433 South Vann Road, Newburgh) 

                              Newman Park Athletic Complex (1020 Madison, Henderson, KY) 

Tickets:              Day passes: $15/adults and $10/seniors 

                              Weekend passes: $40/adults and $30/seniors 

                              Ages 10 and under are free