Combine all the teams that participate in the World Series, Super Bowl, the NBA finals and even the Stanley Cup playoffs, and this is still bigger. The National Girls 18-and-under Fastpitch Softball Tournament even has six teams on the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Seventy teams, representing 25 states from across the country, will converge on Columbia's Cedar Lane Park and Centennial Park starting Wednesday night to participate in the five-day tournament.
Tournament action continues on Thursday at 8 a.m., with games every two hours through 6 p.m. at each of Cedar Lane's four fields and Centennial's three fields. Games continue on Friday, all day, at both parks, and on Saturday at Cedar Lane.