Fifty-one teams from across the state will invade Findlay this week for the USA Softball U16 state fastpitch tournament.

Pool play begins Friday on 13 ball diamonds at The Cube, Swale Park and Benton Ridge. Bracket play begins Saturday, with the winners bracket final (3 p.m.) and tournament championship (6:30 p.m.) scheduled for Sunday at the Marathon Diamonds.

A number of local and area teams will be competing in the event, which also serves as a U16 national qualifier.