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Softball Tournament Brings Millions to Wicomico County

Posted: 07/14/2017 19:27:00 -04:00 Updated:

Pitchers at this year's softball tournament hope to strike out the other team. For businesses in Wicomico County - they say they've already struck gold.

Hotel staff at The Hampton Inn in Salisbury have been preparing since January for the event. Now, they're booked.

"USSSA is our heart," said Hampton Inn Sales Director, Chelsey Jones. "It's our bread and butter for July, so we really just enjoy having them here and focusing on our guests during this time."

Ashlyn Desaulniers and Sophie Garner-Mackinnon from Connecticut say they've enjoyed their visit.

"This is my first real time out in Maryland," said Garner-Mackinnon. "It's exciting."

Wicomico County officials esitmate the tournament generates nearly $19 million.

While players and families visit, parents will crack open their wallet. Colin Kutz says it's worth it.


"I have no complaints whatsoever," Kutz said. "I'd come down here every weekend if I didn't have to work."

The tournament runs through July 29th.

 

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