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Great spring weather:
Let’s play ball!
By Don Bowman
With the outstanding spring weather,
the best spring in memory, softball teams are itching to start the season!
Locally, kicking things off on April 24-25 at BeBops
This event features men’s D/E, women’s C/D, and co-rec C/D divisions. For information, call 651-208-3909. It’s a great way to kick off the spring!
Kendrick named new WSL CEO
Nathan Kendrick, a Georgia native and brother of major softball star Jason Kendrick, will be the new CEO and tournament director for World Softball League tournaments starting this season. Nathan is a very knowledgeable softball promoter and will help the World Softball League immensely as its new ambassador.
WSL founder John “JD” Daniels will continue with the immensely successful WSL Bombers and Softball 360 Productions, and will still be spotted at big time softball events around the country again this summer!
Whitson named umpire in chief
The ASA still will be a strong force
in fastpitch softball, running several state and
regional tournaments, in addition to men’s and women’s fastpitch
Sports bar/softball complexes open
We have long taken sports
bar/softball complexes for granted, for the good work they do in providing
league and weekend tournaments in adult programs. BeBops
Armor Softball takes third in Missouri
Armor Softball of MN was the highest
finishing local ball club at last weekend’s Mighty Mo World Qualifier in
Faces in the crowd at the Mighty Mo, no not Ozzie Smith and Bob Gibson, but none other than area talent scouts Kevin Zenk and Billy Dehkes.
Demars to play in Border Battle
Demars from the Theraldsons
Softball Club out of
Top players to join EWS Softball
Some other top area softball stars
will be playing softball for EWS Softball out of
Polars hosting fastpitch events
The North St. Paul Polar Fastpitch team will be hosting a series of top notch girls fastpitch events this spring. On April 10, a freshman/JV softball tournament will be held. Then on April 17, a freshman tourney will be played. Wrapping thing up on April 23-24, a freshman/JV/Varsity extravaganza will take place, all at the McKnight softball complex. The varsity tournament will feature some of the top high school teams in the state, you wont want to miss it!
Buck goes back on Bomber Tour
Slugger Geno Buck, a Red Wing native, will be back on the Long Haul Bomber Tour again this season, this year representing DeMarini.
Yochum signs with Kevitt
Veteran Danny “Yo-Yo” Yochum, pitcher extrordinaire, is has signed on to take the hill for men’s class C softball powerhouse Kevitt Excavating this summer.