Lady Vols softball plays in Columbia on March 15

Lady Vols softball team
The Lady Vol softball team will play in Columbia on March 15

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Columbia’s own collegiate softball doubleheader, the Midstate Classic, is back for the seventh year on March 15 and this years features the Lady Vols softball team. Hosted by the City of Columbia, the Midstate Classic is held annually at Ridley Sports Complex, one of the top recreational complexes in the state.

This year’s Midstate Classic will feature the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers facing off against the Austin Peay State University Governors beginning at 5:30 p.m. The opening game will be Columbia State Community College versus Motlow Community College beginning earlier in the day at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold exclusively online. Click here to purchase tickets. There will be no tickets sold at the gate. There will be food trucks on-site. Parking is free, and coolers and lawn chairs are prohibited in the park.

“I am so excited about this year’s Midstate Classic between the Tennessee Lady Vols and Austin Peay State University Govs. Once again, Columbia serves as the host site for one of the most highly attended softball games in the state; and once again, Ridley Sports Complex will serve as a showcase venue for this event,” Mayor Chaz Molder stated. “Most of all, I am proud of our team at the Parks and Recreation Department for their good work in putting on this event every year and helping our youth, in particular young women in our community, see first-hand a collegiate sport being played in our community at a very high level.”

For more information regarding the tournament and ticket sales, please call (931) 388-8119. Check the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation website or social media pages for regular updates and reminders. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently-owned, community newspaper located in Lynchburg, Tennessee the home of The Jack Daniel Distillery. We focus on public service, non-partisan, rural journalism. We cover the Metro Moore County government, local tourism, Moore County schools, high school sports, Motlow State Community College, as well as whiskey industry news and regional and state stories that affect our readers.}

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