BREAKING NEWS: Southwest takes Senior League Softball World Championship

The USA Southwest team from Louisiana defeated host team District III from Laurel, Del., 3-2, on Saturday, Aug. 15, in a back-and-forth match-up where scoring came off both stolen bases and an out-of-the-park homerun. After dramatically taking a 2-1 lead early in the game, Laurel -- undefeated to that point in their 2009 Series appearances -- fell short under a comeback onslaught from Southwest. The District III team finished a solid second in their first-ever appearance in the championship game of the series District III has hosted for four straight years.

Pick up the Aug. 21 issue of the Coastal Point, or visit later this week, for complete game coverage, interviews and photos galore.