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Resmondo/Worth turns it up a notch
By Don Bowman
(FL) has turned it up a notch and has been playing much better these days at
the menís major level. Just this past weekend, Resmondo
crushed No. 3 Long Haul Trucking/Miken (MN), 39-17,
in the finals of the Columbus USSSA Major NIT in
Local class ĎBí powerhouse Showcase/Worth, still trying to find their way in the early going, went 1-2 in the very tough conference event on May 16-17. Earlier this month, Showcase had a much better outing in a Texas NIT, going 4-2.
A record-breaking Gopher hurler
Golden Gopher fastpitch
hurler Brianna Hassett of
Tharaldson wins 6ís Wild
The 6ís Wild tournament at
Bat testing nabs illegal bats
With goofballs still out there
rolling and shaving slow pitch softball bats, bat testing has been more
prevalent, especially at major slow pitch tournaments across the country.
Recently two big-name stars for a major team, got
Ďpoppedí for using illegal (shaved/rolled) bats, and were thumped with a
three-tournament suspension. Itís too bad just these two guys were pegged as
bad guys, when softball players from coast to coast (
In an effort to halt these bat altering techniques, bat manufacturers look to add some type of metal fiber in bat production next year, that will make bat rolling obsolete.
Hornett Capital wins NIT
Capital menís slow pitch squad, won the MN USSSA NIT
at BeBops (
Sting the Ball Classic recap
The MN Sting-Sting the Ball Fastpitch Classic, featured some of the top area youth fast pitch teams on May 16-17 in Oakdale. When the dust settled, the Centennial Cougars 14U squad, defeated the Woodbury Royals 6-5 in the championship thriller! In girls 10U play, the Eagan Wildcats were crowned champions, as they bested a 12-team tournament field as well.
Fundraiser set for Ken Vierling
A fundraiser for popular ASA fastpitch umpire Ken Vierling,
will be held† August
29, at the Farmington American Legion. Everyone is welcome! Ken was traveling
North American World Championship
The World Softball Leagueís
back-to-back weekend action of the North American World Championship play in
A successful Woodbury Wildpitch
The Woodbury Wildpitch Fast Pitch Tournament drew record crowds again this year, and proved once again why it is one of the top youth fastpitch tournaments in the state. The annual Motherís Day weekend event, featured a team that had not one, but two varsity pitchers who start for a metro area high school. What sets them apart is one is only an eighth grader and the other is only in ninth grade. What a future they have.