In 1990, Frank Rachubka organized his first softball tournament in greater Williamsburg, attracting 11 teams to the Historic Triangle.
Next week, that number will increase 10-fold when greater Williamsburg hosts the National Softball Association Class B Eastern World Series Youth Fast Pitch tournament in the area.
Approximately 144 teams from nearly a dozen states are expected in the area later this week in preparation for this high-profile event.
“It’s my understanding, this is supposed to be the largest sporting event in the history of the area,” Rachubka said in an interview Monday. “We do about six or seven a year and they range from 30 to 90...