Spring sports are making a come back. For the weekend, at least.
USA Softball girl's 16U National Fastpitch Championships are taking place in the Town of Normal. 116 teams from 30 states traveled to Illinois for the 7-day tournament. Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan coaches took a look at the talent this afternoon. Two local teams took part in the tournament, and the rest are staying in the town.
So you can say business is booming.
The directors estimate the tournament to bring in $2 million over the seven days. That's next level, and so are the teams.
The town will bid for the USA Softball 12U National Fastpitch Championship in 2019.