By T. Scott Boatright
A home run will be hit for area tourism revenue this week thanks to the Ruston Sports Complex.
The Complex is playing host to the USSSA Softball Super Elite 16 Invitation that will feature 35 teams playing a total of 95 games on Saturday and Sunday.
Team age categories for the invitational tourney will be 9U, 10U, 12U and 16U.
Teams from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas will be joining squads from Louisiana, meaning business for area restaurants and hotels should be booming as hard as a long ball leaving a park.
“We’ll be hosting 21 traveling teams that will be spending the night,” said Chris White, manager for the Ruston Sports Complex. “Those are teams that will be traveling from an hour or farther away.”