Panama City Beach, FL---Week one of the United States Fastpitch Association's World Series came to a close Saturday.
Champions were decided from the 260 team field, one of the deepest talent tournaments USFA's ever had.
"It's gradually stepped up year after year," said USFA National Director John Cain. "The talent level's getting better. The girls are more athletic. It's just like any other sport. You know, they train year round.
With the World Series season halfway over, Sunday will see the best 14, 16, and 18 and under teams from across the country line the streets of Pier Park for their World Series opening ceremonies parade.
20 extra squads are apart of week two compared to week one, meaning 280 will battle in their respective age groups.
USFA is more than ready to run it back.
"Everything went so well the first week, we really just want to duplicate what we did the first week and not get too lazy and complacent," says Cain. "We're ready. All the work's been done. This is fun time now."
The parade opens at Pier Park tomorrow at 6:00 PM.