by Aaron Garcia
Four Union County softball players have been selected to participate in the 2011 Adidas Futures National Softball Tournament, July 20-24 at Canyons Softball Complex in St. George, Utah. Marvin Ridge sophomore shortstop Madison Arroyo made the list, as did Weddington junior shortstop Emily Usiak. Cuthbertson also had a pair of sophomores make the team in catcher/infielder Kara Salvo and center fielder Jessica Weber.
The tournament will feature 750 of the nation’s top uncommitted softball prospects broken into state-designated teams. The Union County quartet made the team after attending a state-wide tryout in late January.
Due to the summer heat in Utah, all games will be played at night, starting with four all-star games on July 20. The tournament begins on July 21 at 6 p.m., and will run through the night, concluding on July 24, with the championship game tentatively scheduled for 4:30 a.m.