Kelso Klassic will have new champ this year

Written by Bob on June 13th, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014
By Ben Striker – Southeast Missourian

    The 14-team men’s fastpitch tournament begins today

KELSO, MO – For the first time in four years, there will be a new Kelso Klassic champion.

Pete’s Blues of Mascoutah, Illinois, the powerhouse squad that won the last three titles of the men’s fastpitch softball tournament, will not be around for the 30th annual event.

The absence gives way to a wide-open field when play begins today at Kelso City Park, said tournament media coordinator Jerry Wolsey.

“There is no telling who the favorite really is,” said Wolsey, a former Southeast Missouri State baseball player and current Kelso Fastpitch player and coach. “Pete’s Blues usually runs the table, and now that they’re out it just creates all kind of scenarios. Anyone could win, even a Cinderella team could come out on top.”

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