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AWC Softball Hosts Great Western Shootout at PAAC in Yuma

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Arizona Western College will host the Great Western Shootout softball tournament starting today at the Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex.  


The Matadors will host teams from Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah and Idaho through Saturday. Fans will be allowed, although at a limited number, with distanced seating and masks required. 


AWC Softball Head Coach Nikki Bethurum says college officials will follow state guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible.  


“The nice thing about the PAAC is it’s so large. I mean, you can socially distance very easily," Bethurum told KAWC. "The bleacher area is easy just to set your stuff up 5, 6, 7 feet away from the next person. You can get a good sight line every game you’re there."


AWC’s first game is at 1 p.m. today against Snow College of Utah. A second game against the College of Southern Nevada is scheduled to start at about 3:30 p.m. 


All games will be streamed at  


The Matadors will also host the NJCAA Division I Softball Championship at the PAAC in May. 

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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