Southampton Storm Fastpitch to host inaugural Community Day

Published 3:24 pm Thursday, April 17, 2014

FRANKLIN—Southampton Storm Fastpitch will host its inaugural Community Day on Saturday, April 19.

The event will be on the Armory Drive fields. The 14U Black and 14U Red teams will be scrimmaging with teams from the Hampton Roads area. The Community Day is open to the public free of charge and there will be concessions available. The first game will begin at 11 a.m. and there will be five games throughout the day.

“We play a lot of tournaments that are two hours or more away from our local community,” said Brenda Johnson, vice president of the organization. “We thought that having scrimmages in Franklin would be a good way to let the community come out and see our teams compete.”

Southampton Storm is a local non-profit fastpitch travel organization, which was formed to create a safe, structured environment where fast-pitch skills and sportsmanship can be taught and girls can experience the joys of fast-pitch while developing into young women of character.

The organization fields three teams: 18U Gold, 14U Black and 14U Red. The teams compete in one- and two-day tournaments during the fall, spring and summer in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland. All three teams will be competing in EC Sports Nationals in Wilmington, N.C. in July.

For more information, call Johnson at 338-1113 or email