2017 Spagnuole & Schwab Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Softball Tournament

Written by Bob on July 8th, 2017

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – The Spagnuole & Schwab Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament will include 16 teams separated into 4 pool play brackets.

After pool play concludes on Saturday evening, teams will be split into single-elimination A, B, or C playoff brackets – to be played on

The event is sponsored by the Schaefer & Bierlein Fastpitch Softball

“We are very excited to host this tournament for the 16th year,” said tournament director David Lach. Mike Spagnuolo and I ran this tournament together for the first 14 years of the tournament before his untimely passing last spring. Spag was an avid softball player (including MVP pitcher of the inaugural 2002 ISC II tournament in Kitchener Ontario), a family-man, and a good friend. Whether you are a player, a coach, a family member, or just a fan, we want to welcome you to Frankenmuth and encourage you to enjoy competitive men’s fastpitch softball in Spag and Pete Schwab’s honor.”

The tournament will be held in Heritage Park at the same time as two other events on Saturday (both supported by our sponsor Schaefer & Bierlein): FrankenMudder & Schaefer and Bierlein Jeep

The FrankenMudder is a charity event in support of the Michigan’s Military & Space Heroes Museum. It is a 3-mile “boot camp” style run featuring 17 challenging obstacles – some more formidable than others- that involve climbing, running, crawling, swimming…and of course MUD. A portion of the obstacle course will run along the Cass riverbank between 8a.m – 12 p.m. on Saturday morning during the softball games (yes, right near to the fields).

Perhaps your spouses/significant others may want to participate in this great event. For more information or to sign up, please see https://www.frankenmudder.com.

S&B Jeep Fest celebrates all things Jeep. This year’s event will expand to be at the Harvey Kern Pavilion in Frankenmuth’s Heritage Park from 12-6p on Saturday (right across from the softball fields). There will also be a “Jeep Course” at Schaefer & Bierlein Jeep just up the road.

Register your Jeep, and you’ll get a free meal from the Frankenmuth Brewery (1 per registered Jeep). Schaefer & Berlin, Mopar, Jeep, Ironman Offroad, ACE Engineering, Vehicle Accessories/BDS, Unlimited Offroad, Barnum RG Auto Salvage will be there sponsoring raffles, answering questions, and will be selling and showing off some of their special projects/accessories to show you what they can do. Also, the Frankenmuth Brewery will be catering the event with both food, BEER, and soft drinks too. If you own a Jeep,

I highly encourage you to considering bringing it to the tournament. Full details will be listed including a schedule of events and special announcements on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/sbjeepfest.

Please give yourselves a little extra time for parking on Saturday between 8a.m. and 6 p.m. while the extra events are going on in Heritage Park.

For those that still need lodging, please contact me for a special rates at the world-famous Bavarian Inn Lodge, located adjacent to Heritage Park.

Thank you – and we look forward to seeing you this coming weekend!

David Lach
Schaefer & Bierlein Wranglers

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