SULPHUR, La. (April 11, 2013)- Southwest Louisiana will soon host the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's Fast Pitch 56 softball tournament at Sulphur Parks and Recreation's facility at Frasch Park, 400 Picard Road in Sulphur, Friday-Saturday, April 26-27. Businesses are encouraged to display "Welcome LHSAA Fast Pitch 56 Tournament" on their marquees or signs during the tournament to show teams and spectators a little Southern hospitality.

This tournament brings in approximately 21,000 spectators and has a large economic impact for the Lake Area. This is the 13th consecutive year that this event has been held in Southwest Louisiana.

For more information on the softball tournament, please call the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 337-436-9588 or go to our website at