State Softball Tournament

Tournament Returns to Bowling Green’s Bucahnon Park Sept. 9-11

NKY Vipers

The Northern Kentucky Vipers were
one of just two defending champions
from 2014 to even reach the field
in Bowling Green last year.

The State Softball Tournament — Special Olympics Kentucky’s second-largest team sports event — is set to hit the diamonds at Michael O. Buchanon Park in Bowling Green Sept. 9-11. This will be the eight consecutive year Buchanon Park has hosted the Tournament.

Approximately 30 teams will advance to the bracket State Tournament via a series of Regional Tournaments that will be held in Paducah, Louisville and Georgetown in August. Teams that do not qualify out of the regionals have the opportunity to participate in the Team Skills Competition and enjoy the rest of the State Tournament weekend events.

Games are scheduled to get underway on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6:15 (CDT) with a second game to follow on all four fields at 7:30. Activity resumes on Saturday at 9 am, with games starting through 3:15 pm. Championship Sunday play opens at 8 am, with the latest games scheduled to start at 2:15 pm if needed to determine the winners in double-elimination formats.

Scott County Red HEat

The Scott County Red Heat held on for the Gold Medal in the B-2 Division.

The weekend’s events will also include the annual victory dance, held on Saturday night.

See photos of the 2015 State Softball Tournament

The State Softball Tournament is sponsored by Special Olympics Kentucky year-round partners Texas Roadhouse and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. It is supported by the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department and the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department.

For information about the State Softball Tournament or the Special Olympics Kentucky softball program, or to find out how you can get involved, contact Hunter Brislin at 800-633-7403 or

2015 State Softball Champions

3A – Pitt Kodiaks
2A – Grant County Wildcats
1A Orange – Muhlenberg Broncos
1A Purple – Northern Kentucky Hit Squad
B-1 – Somerset Dragons
B-2 – Scott County Red Heat
B-3 – Area 7 Knights

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