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By Don Bowman
I am not sure if there was a parade or not in downtown Albertville or not, but Long Haul Trucking/Miken/Phone-masters has earned the right to be the No. 1 ranked team in the land, after winning the 2009 Dudley/Budweiser Classic!
Disposing of both Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Combat and Resmondo/Specialty
Tank/Worth was not an easy agenda for the Truckers, but they accomplished both
tasks, and eventually topped Dan Smith of
Long Haul’s leadoff hitter, J.D. Genter, was tabbed tournament MVP, while Minnesotans Scottie Brown (Dan Smith/Combat) and Geno Buck (Long Haul/Miken) played solidly, and were named to the Dudley Classic All-Tournament team.
The umpiring crew
at this year’s
Local umpires as it appears, in many of the four-man crew games, are not allowed to work home plate or first base, and pretty much relegated to working third and second. In other words, the locals just handle crowd control down each foul line and get cold drinks for the ‘conference officials’ when they need it. Hopefully next year, the guys in red around here will get a little more respect from the national office.
Local teams shine at the Dudley
Among the local teams who had GREAT
weekends at the 2009 Dudley Classic last month were: Easton/Hooters/Rockets,
Steve O’s, Showcase, C&A and Diamond Auto. Next stop on the “you gotta be there tournament” schedule is the 2009
Fireman’s/WSL/ASA Softball showcase, slated for July 17-19 in
Another great event, slated for July, is the Crystal Frolics Softball Spectacular. New this year will be the addition of a top flight women’s tournament, featuring many of the Midwest‘s top ladies slowpitch clubs. The tournament will be a part of the newly formed USSSA Women’s Conference Championship Series, and it will do great wonders to help expand this great program!
Pre-Dudley Classic a huge success
The pre Dudley Classic tournament was
a huge success, drawing thousands to BeBops Sports
Bat contest/review underway
The 2009 Lets Play Softball Bat Contest/Reviews are underway with testing results/feedback announced in our late July (final) issue! Bat reps must be sure to get there demos in by July 14! For more information, please call 651-208-3909. This year we are again reviewing slow, fast and senior bats. It is a good year to buy a softball bat!
MN Vets fastpitch tourney recap
A top notch fastpitch
tournament was held in
16’s: MN Vets,
In addition, hundreds of pounds of
supplies were donated by participants and area fans to be donated to our troops
Long Haul Bombers invade Tampa
The Tampa Bay Rays hosted the Long Haul Bombers tour this past weekend, the final results were:
First place – Team Easton (Brian Wegman 11 points, Scott Kirby (9 points)
Second place – Team Worth (Jeff Hall (9 points, BJ Fulk 7 points)
Long Haul/Jimmy’s/Ancell wins title
of Little Canada, won the SSUSA Senior 10,000 Lakes
Senior 50’s tournament in