39th Annual Rice Lake, Wisconsin Men’s Fastpitch Invitational a highlight of Aquafest celebration

Written by Bob on June 6th, 2017

Rice Lake Orangemen pitcher Nicolas Siebenlist delivers a pitch to catcher Travis Thompson during the Jack Grafmeier Tournament in Kimberly, Wisc., June 4. The Orangemen return to action in the Rice Lake Invitational Tournament, June 9-10, seeking to win the championship in the ball club’s 39th appearance in the event that features teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kansas. Photo By SHAWNTELLE DAWES

RICE LAKE, Wisc. – Six teams from Wisconsin, two from Minnesota, and one from Kansas make up the roster of teams for the 39th Rice Lake Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament to be held June 9-11, once again as part of the city’s Aquafest celebration.

2016 defending champion Tin Cup of St. Paul and runner-up Ostrander Norsemen of Ostrander, Minnesota are not entered in this year’s meet.

Wisconsin entries include Striker’s Lanes of Baldwin, Dugout Bar and Grill and Cushing Tigers of Cushing, Ben’s Northern Bar-Deer’s Food Locker of Luck, The Stoneyard of Appleton, and the Rice Lake Orangemen, the only team to have played in all 38 previous events.

Len’s Automotive of St. Paul and last year’s third-place finisher, Odin Fastpitch, are the two Gopher State entries.

The Kansas entry is Wizard of Oz from Silver Lake, a perennial entry in national fastpitch competition of the North American Fastpitch Association.

  • Play begins Friday evening at Rice Lake’s Tate Park with one game, that at 8:00 p.m., and continues all day Saturday with opening games at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday starting at 9:00 a.m. The event concludes early Sunday evening.
  • 2 Comments so far ↓

    1. Jess Kuchenmeister says:

      I think we are forgetting to list Stoneyard. I will double check. Also If I sent a new picture could that be used in the future?

    2. Bob says:

      Thanks Jess, check on Stoneyard, and if they’re in the tourney, I will add their name. And if you have a photo to run, send it and I will replace the one in the story that has ‘been around’ for a while. 🙂

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