Softball and baseball’s favorite newspaper since 1987
By Don Bowman
It was a bittersweet finish for the
Jennie Finch, in her last game in the
red/white/and blue, struck out 12 and allowed just three singles in the
TC Longhorns win Fireman’s
The Bloomington Fireman’s Softball Classic had to battle heat and thunderstorms on July 16-18, but finished play with the TC Longhorns winning the 2010 championship in men’s open play. The Longhorns, a USSSA state powerhouse, had to overcome the No. 1 rated team in the state, Mr. D’s, in winning the 2010 championship trophy. All tourney utility man Geno Burdick Jr. even used his Andy Purcell ‘game worn’ softball glove, but it was not enough to ‘hook the horns’, and D’s had to settle for second place.
The tournament was played with a new ball, a synthetic Trump softball, and it had mixed reviews for the event, but was a necessity to keep the “ball in the yard” and keep the games on time. Once again, tourney director Jeff Barnes (#164) and his staff, put on a softball extravaganza that was second to none, and still has to be rated one of the very best softball tournaments in the nation!
Outpost claims Frolics title
Speaking of first class events, the Outpost men’s class C powerhouse, won the Crystal Frolics title, and along with it a $2,000+ championship check! Jim Wayda and his staff put on one of the best tourneys in the nation, along with a terrific fireworks and home run hitting contest to boot! The tournament also put on a 35 and over ‘Wood Bat’ tournament that was a big hit with the aging softball stars in the area.
The City of Oakdale might now be known in softball circles as“Titletown” these days, after the city won state championships in girls 14U, 16U and 19U USSSA State Tournaments in the past two weeks! Credit goes to Oakdale youth softball director Gary Masterman, and city softball director Curt Russell, for all the work they put into the program!
MN Lawmen take second in nation
The talented MN
Lawmen softball team had to settle for runner-up in national honors last month,
as they got double dipped by the Ohio Lawmen in the finals of the National
Lawmen Championships in
Bat contest/review another success
Let’s Play Softball would like to thank all the major bat manufacturers in the 2010 Let’s Play Softball Bat Contest/Review event. It was a huge success!
Kittenball Classic this weekend
The 28th Annual Little Canada Kittenball
Softball Classic will be held July 31 and August 1 at
Speaking of Little Canada, the city is now taking requests for fall softball leagues beginning in mid August. Men’s D/E doubleheader leagues are played on Tues/Wednesday/Thursday nights, while the women’s C/E league is played on Tuesday nights. For more information, call 651-766-4041!
MN Masters go .500 at nationals
The MN Masters men’s
60’s team went 2-2 at the
Hall of Fame suggestions
The Hall of Fame
softball committees in both ASA and USSSA are now taking applications for the