The teams competing in the softball division championship games of the Nike RBI World Series tomorrow, Saturday, August 12th, are now set following playoffs today at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex (JRTC) in Vero Beach, Fla.
#2 Washington DC Elite Nike RBI (3-1) will take on #1 Houston Astros Nike RBI (3-0) at Holman Stadium at 9:30 a.m. ET, with the broadcast streaming LIVE on MLB.com. MLB Network will produce the game with Jill Gearin and Destinee Martinez on the call and Sande Charles as the sideline reporter.
Washington DC is making their 1st appearance in the Nike RBI World Series Softball Championship and will face a returning Houston team. Washington DC has finished second in the Mid-Atlantic region for the last five years, and defeated the defending World Series Champions Michael Stepp Nike RBI softball team of Harrisburg Pa., to earn a spot in the Nike RBI World Series.
Together with the senior baseball division and softball teams, Houston makes its 52nd overall appearance, the second most in Nike RBI World Series history. Since 1997, a Houston team has been represented in the tournament every year except once (2005). Of note, Houston won the Softball Division Championship for three consecutive years including 2018, 2019 and 2021 (2020 was canceled because of COVID-19), and appeared in the 2022 championship game.
All Box Scores, Stats and Stats Leaders can be found: mlb.com/rbiworldseries.
Players in the Softball Championship Game will get the Major League treatment through “Play Loud” Mic’d up experience. Two players from each team will wear mics on their uniforms during the game with commentary appearing on the livestream on MLB.com.
The Nike RBI program, which has served approximately 2 million young people since its inception, is administered by Major League Baseball and designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, while also encouraging academic achievement and success and teaching the value of teamwork and other important life lessons. Nike RBI currently serves youth in over 150 programs in approximately 200 cities worldwide. MLB and its Clubs have designated more than $40 million worth of resources to the Nike RBI program, and all 30 Clubs support Nike RBI leagues. For more information about the Nike RBI World Series, please visit MLB.com/rbiworldseries