Oklahoma City, OK (NNCNOW.com) --- Players from the Superior, Wis.-based Twin Ports Rampage softball team and their family members are safe tonight after multiple tornadoes touched down near their hotel in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Three twisters were reported to touch down within miles of the city, where the team is staying during its weeklong trip to the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) under-14 softball tournament.
"The sirens went off. I guess one tornado went a mile and a half south of us, and the rest of them went just a little bit north of us," Rampage head coach Stewart Goldberg told NNCNOW.com via telephone. "They took us into the hallways of the hotel and took all the mattresses out of the rooms and put them over our heads. We sat there for 45 minutes while this happened."
The team had left on their trip a few days earlier than originally planned in order to offer assistance to the victims of last week's tornadoes in Moore, Okla.
The Rampage was supposed to start tournament play on June 1, and tournament officials told Goldberg on Friday night to plan as if the games would go on as scheduled.