A high school softball All-American game is coming to ESPNU this summer.
Premier Girls Fastpitch, which organizes club events across the country as well as camps and clinics, announced that the PGF High School All-American Game is scheduled for July 29 in Irvine, Calif. The game will feature 30 to 40 of the top players in an East vs. West format.
Players will be selected by a panel of experts with input also coming from USA TODAY High School Sports, the Gatorade Player of the Year selection committee, OnDeck Softball and FloSoftball.
The organization said initial player lists for each area of the country are being compiled as a starting point. Athletes must be registered with PGF in order to be considered, the group said.
The PGF 18U National Championship, which will be televised by ESPN, is also scheduled for that day.
“We are very excited to bring to our National Championship stage the PGF High School All-American Game,” Dan Hay, president and CEO of PGF, said in a statement. “This has been a longtime goal of ours, which has resulted in numerous discussions over the years with the likes of Bill Conroy, PGF vice president of marketing, and Derek and Joann Allister of OnDeck Softball, who have been longtime proponents of this type of an event.”