Thirty-nine girls' fastpitch softball teams will be invading Madison for the annual Father's Day Tournament this weekend.
The tournament will begin on Saturday morning and run through Sunday afternoon. Games will be played at both Baughman/Belatti Park and the Thue Softball complex. Games will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday and at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Pool play will be featured on Saturday and a single-elimination format will be used on Sunday.
Teams from Brandon, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Madison, Chester, Flandreau, Dell Rapids, Hartford, Vermillion, Pierre and Watertown will be vying for championships in their respective divisions.
There will be six Madison teams in the field of 39 teams.
"We have more teams this year than last year," said Trudy O'Connell.
At Baugham/Belatti Park, the 10U and 12U teams will be playing both days. The 14U and 16U-18U teams will be playing at the Thue Softball Complex both days.
Prices for the tournament for a day pass are $5 for adults and $3 for students. A weekend pass for an adult is $8 and for a student is $5. Children six and under are free.