CUSHING, WISC – Men’s fastpitch softball tournaments are getting harder to find in many parts of the U.S. But in Cushing, Wisconsin, a long-standing tradition continues: The 10th Annual Dugout Fastpitch Memorial Weekend Tournament.
And tournament organizers Les Dietmeier and Steve Loney want not only to keep the tradition alive in Cushing, but to make it bigger, better and more exciting. So there have been some enhancements that should appeal to ball clubs this year.
“There is no team limit, the more the better,” said Dietmeier. “last year we had nine teams. Hopefully this year we can get 10 or more. Something new this year is we are trying to have a band playing on Saturday night after the games.”
Though this will be the 10th year of a Memorial Weekend tourney in Cushing, the town (Pop. about 200) has been hosting men’s fastpitch tournaments for over 20 years. So there’s a strong commitment in keeping fastpitch alive in these parts.
Take your cuts in Cushing on Memorial Day Weekend.
Cushing is located about 65 miles northeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul; near the western border of Wisconsin. It’s a small town with small town charm, but nearby are four hotels and for those who like to camp, there are beautiful lakes and campgrounds nearby.
The tournament will be held May 25-27, with the 28th set aside if needed to provide for additional teams entering the competition.
Teams eligible must be rated NAFA AA and lower, or ASA Class B or lower.
And the entry fee? Just $200. What a bargain.
For more information, contact Les Dietmeier at 715-483-3749 or Steve Loney, 715-483-3057.