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Home | Sports | High School | 6th Annual Firecrackers ELP Hector Flores Softball Showcase returns this weekend
El Paso Sportspark | Photo courtesy El Paso County

6th Annual Firecrackers ELP Hector Flores Softball Showcase returns this weekend

The annual girls’ softball camp and tournament, featuring top players from around the Southwest, will take over the El Paso County Sportspark, located at 1780 North Zaragoza starting this Friday.

The event is named after the late Hector Flores, a longtime El Paso coach who founded the showcase after devoting his time and effort to coaching softball.

The three-day event,  sponsored by the El Paso Sports Commission, gives players from across the region the opportunity to impress both the crowd and coaches in attendance.

Coaches and representatives from a variety of colleges and universities from around the nation have attended and are expected at this year’s showcase, including UTEP, NMSU, El Paso Community College, Sul Ross, Lubbock Christian, Western New Mexico, Odessa College, Western Oklahoma, West Texas A&M, and many others.

The showcase, affiliated with the United States Specialty Sports Association (formerly known as the United States Slowpitch Softball Association) will get underway with a camp from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 2.

The training session – which had over 120 participants last year – will focus on enhancing players’ throwing, catching and hitting skills.

Then on Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, the competition gets underway, starting at 8 a.m. each day.

More than 25 teams in three divisions (18U, 16U and 14U) will take over the fields at the Sportspark for tournament action.

Officials share that several players who have participated in the showcase have gone on to compete at the college level.   For more information, click here.

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