Decatur to Host SSAC Softball Championship April 29 – May 1
Decatur, Ala. (April 16, 2021) – As part of a five-year commitment, the Wilson Morgan Softball Complex will hold the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) softball championship tournament April 29 – May 1. Decatur Morgan County Tourism and the City of Decatur’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the event for nearly 200 student-athletes and coaches, along with their families, traveling from Mississippi, Georgia and within Alabama.
The seven teams competing in the SSAC softball championship tournament April 29 – May 1 are Blue Mountain (Blue Mountain, Miss.); Brewton-Parker (Mt. Vernon, Ga.); Faulkner (Montgomery, Ala.); Middle Georgia (Cochran, Ga.); Mobile (Mobile, Ala.); Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) and William Carey (Hattiesburg, Miss.).
Championship game time is 12 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 1. Tickets are being sold online only and players and fans will have their temperature scanned upon entry, and will be asked to wear masks and social distance.
Thursday, April 29
Game 1 | F1 | 10 am | No. 4 v. No. 5
Game 2 | F1 | 12 pm | No. 3 v. No. 6
Game 3 | F1 | 2 pm | No. 2 v. No. 7
Game 4 | F1 | 4 pm | No. 1 v. Game 1 winner (4/5)
Friday, April 30
Game 5 | F1 | 10 am | Game 2 winner (3/6) v. Game 3 winner (2/7)
Game 6 | F4 | 10 am | Game 2 loser (3/6) v. Game 3 loser (2/7)
Game 7 | F1 | 12 pm | Game 1 loser (4/5) v. Game 5 loser
Game 8 | F4 | 12 pm | Game 6 winner v. Game 4 loser
Game 9 | F1 | 3 pm | Game 4 winner v. Game 5 winner
Game 10 | F4 | 3 pm | Game 8 winner v. Game 7 winner
Saturday, May 1
Game 11 | F1 | 10 am | Game 9 loser v. Game 10 winner
Championship | F1 | 12 pm
If Necessary | F1 | 2 pm
Daily admission is $10/adult, $5/SSAC student with ID, $5/kids ages 11-17 and free for children 10 years and under. Tournament passes are $22 per person. Parking is free.
In 2016, SSAC announced a partnership with the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department and Decatur Morgan County Tourism where Wilson Morgan Softball Complex in Decatur, Ala. will host the SSAC Softball Championship for two years. The original two-year agreement has been extended through the 2021 season.
“Each of the championships in Decatur have been outstanding, and we are excited for this year’s event. The Decatur Morgan County Tourism, City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department and Wilson Morgan Complex staff go above and beyond to create a first-class atmosphere for our student-athletes, coaches and spectators,” stated SSAC Commissioner Mike Hall.
The SSAC is a NAIA conference, founded in 1999, with 10 member institutions across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. The Montgomery, Ala.-based conference sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports, culminating in 16 neutral-site conference championship events held annually throughout the Southeastern region of the United States.
Wilson Morgan Softball Complex features six lighted fields, centrally located concessions, quad, press box and batting cages. Each field has a clay infield and beautiful grass, maintained by electronically controlled underground irrigation systems. Located at 300 Beltline Road, the facility can seat over 2,000 spectators with additional seating available. For more information on Wilson Morgan Softball Complex, visit www.decaturparks.com or www.decaturmorgansports.com.
For more information, contact Decatur Morgan County Tourism President and CEO Danielle Gibson at 256.350.2028 or 800.524.6181.
About Decatur Morgan County Tourism
Decatur Morgan County Tourism is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. Travel-related expenditures for Morgan County in 2019 exceeded $278 million and state lodging taxes collected reached nearly $1.4 million, an increase of 10.3 % from 2018. The tourism and travel industry within Decatur and Morgan County provided 2,993 direct and indirect jobs for local residents and total travel-related earnings exceeded $74 million. For information on special events and attractions in Decatur and Morgan County, call 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit www.decaturcvb.org.