The St. Louis King of France Catholic Church Softball Program and it’s two fields have been a part of Louisiana USSSA throughout the past three decades. Carlo Polito, Rick Robertson and a few other curious softball committee members met with fellow Louisiana USSSA Hall of Fame inductee, Robert Boudreaux in 1981 to discuss the new and exciting program called the United States Slo Pitch Softball Association known as USSSA.
From that first meeting some 25 years ago, St. Louis King of France, along with the support of the Church, it’s Priests, parishioners, players, directors, coaches, umpires and fans have been a partner with Louisiana USSSA hosting approximately 120 tournaments on every level as well as providing both youth and adult leagues that have played in excess of 2,650 games. St. Louis King of France was one of the first parks to join USSSA in Louisiana and has registered over 1,000 league and tournament teams since day one.
Throughout the years, St. Louis King of France was known as one of the premiere fields to play on not only in Louisiana but throughout the country as well. A number of the best players to have ever played the game of slow pitch have had the opportunity to display their talents while playing on the St. Louis King of France softball diamonds.
The game may have changed some from the early 80’s with the fences having been moved back to compensate for the new technology of the bats and balls, and more classes of teams than ever before; however, St. Louis King of France remains as consistent as ever providing a place for both children and adults to play this grand old game and to always be a partner with Louisiana USSSA.
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