Gulf Coast Fastpitch League To Launch Summer 2020

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The Gulf Coast Fastpitch League (GCFL) is pleased to announce the most exciting structured event to take place in softball in many years. Leaders from some of the top programs in the state of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama have come together to figure out a new way of presenting our sport.

The Gulf Coast League will be a Regional League that will allow all teams to compete on the same level. The league will have three conferences, the (West) located in the Louisiana Area, the (Central) located in the Mississippi area, and the (East) located in the Alabama area. 

The league will have "Mid-Week" matchups for teams in their conference, as well it will provide league game matchups on Fridays leading into an existing tournaments. As well games could be crafted into pool play of existing events. 

The league will be based on a "points" process where teams will get points from league games as well as tournament finishes from GCFL Sanctioned events. Those points will rank teams. 

All teams that participate in the league are automatically qualified for the GCFL Championship that will be held later this summer. Teams will be "seeded" into a College Softball postseason format that will have teams in a "Regional Bracket" (Mini Tournament) that will produce teams from there advancing to the "Super Regionals" 2 teams will then play against each other in a best 2 out of 3. The Winner's there will advance to an 8 Team "World Series" format to crown a Champion. 

Teams that do not advance to the Super Regionals from the "Regional" will all go into a new bracket called the "Q" Bracket. These teams will fight it out and the top 4 teams from that bracket will qualify "Division 1" and along with the 16 Teams that advanced into the Super Regionals will make the "Cut" of being in the top 20 for the summer season and will ensure their team's placement in the top events this coming fall.  

Gulf Coast Fastpitch League Leadership

Commissioner

Darrell Landry

Marucci Patriots

Deputy Commissioner

George Beene

Marucci Patriots 

Eastern Conference Director (Alabama)

Tom McCluskey

Vexus Eagles Alabama

Central Conference Director (Mississippi)

Dale Reese

Mississippi Elite 

Western Conference Director (Louisiana)

Todd Whittington

LA Blazers Elite

Championship Events Co-Directors

Tony Knight

Bobby Lehman

Mississippi Bombers

Director of Operations & Community Relations

Bailey Landry Domangue

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