With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in sight, the United States Women’s Olympic Softball team will head to Tuscaloosa later this month for two exhibition games that are sure to pique the interest of any softball or sports fan.
USA Softball of Alabama State Commissioner Natalie Norman said they’re excited about having the doubleheader exhibition game, dubbed the “Star-Spangled Spectacular,” in Tuscaloosa, and she urged everyone to come out for the event.
To anyone who plays softball in this area, the name Jim Jayne is synonymous with the sport. Jayne has played or coached in local leagues for many decades.
Now, PARA is honoring Jayne in a very special way. On Thursday, Oct. 13, PARA will officially dedicate Jim Jayne Field in Sokol Park. The 10 a.m. event is free and open to the public.
Alabama Softball will enter this week’s SEC Tournament in Starkville, Miss., as the No. 5 seed, opening play on Wednesday, May 11 against host team and 12th-seeded Mississippi State at 6:30 p.m. CT on the SEC Network.