Softball and baseball’s favorite newspaper since 1987
By Don Bowman
No wonder Minnesotans are getting the
itch for the warm weather to break. Last year,
Dan Smith owns No. 1 ranking
Dan Smith of
From the diamond to the ice
Two of the area’s top softball
players had sons playing for the
WSL schedule set
The World Softball League has a full
slate of premier softball tournaments scheduled for 2009. Included are: Corky’s Earlybird (
USSSA to see yellow in 2010
Optic yellow softballs will be the
new fad for USSSA softball play come 2010! In a new ruling, starting next
season, Minnesota USSSA softball participants will be wacking
Dudley Earlybird set for April 25-26
The 29th Annual Dudley Earlybird National Qualifier will be held April 25-26 at BeBops/Blaine area fields. The event will feature Mens D/E, Womens C/D, and Co Rec C/D national qualifying divisions, with a three-game guarantee and national berth awarded. For more info, call 651-490-0045. The Dudley Earlybird is the longest running MN USSSA National Qualifier in the state!
New women’s conference in 2009
The new Women’s Northern Conference of Champions program begins this year for competitive women’s softball clubs in this area. For a fee, your team will receive paid entries into three conference tournaments, and receive points depending on how you finish and what your team classification is. Run handicaps are provided when, say, a ‘C’ team plays a ‘B’ and so on, and in the end, teams will receive world/national berths and a huge cash payout! For information, call 763-571-1305, ext. 108.
Titan/Tina Kane/Easton heads to Mo
Titan Apparel/Tina Kane/Easton will lead a contingency of Midwest softball teams down to the ‘Mighty Mo’ tournament in Missouri later this month. Stayed tuned to Let’s Play Softball News for the results!
Showcase/All American is back
The former class ‘B’ USSSA World Champions, Showcase/All American Softball, have got the band back together again after a one-year hiatus, and will take a crack at winning another world championship this season. With a potent roster and experienced coaching staff, there is no reason why they can’t do it again! The team is sponsored by Worth this season.
Get well soon, Mike Botten
Former local softball basher, Mike Botten of the