O'FALLON, MO (KTVI)-- The first day of summer brings championship baseball to O`Fallon, Missouri. But it also brings sweltering summer temperatures and humidity.
It is baseball heaven at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex off TR Hughes all the way through the weekend.
And just in time for this big United States Specialty Sports Association State Baseball Championships, mother nature has decided to turn the heat on full blast.
USSSA baseball organization is made up of 50,000 teams nationwide. This is the state championship for the 11, 13 and 14 year olds.
There are 54 teams playing for the right to move on to national competition.
Teams have come from all over Missouri, from Springfield, Kansas City, Joplin and Poplar Bluff. All here, all have had their issues with rain and storms washing out games this season.
So even though the mercury has soared into the 90s Friday afternoon, players and fans alike say it’s worth hanging out in the heat.
The winners of these various divisions qualify to move on to the USSSA World Series later this summer.