Sharing memories of Holm Classic and Rice Lake Invitational

Written by Bob on June 13th, 2013

This weekend marks a truly remarkable run for a couple of Midwest men’s fastpitch tournaments.

The Holm Classic in Fargo, ND and Rice Lake Invitational in Rice Lake, WI have a combined 76 years in which the two popular Midwest tournaments have been up and running.

The Holm Classic started in 1973 and the Rice Lake Invite flier states that 2013 is the 35th year of the annual event. That means hundreds of players and countless teams have played in these two events over the past four decades.

Meaning that players and fans have accumulated fond and wonderful memories of these two tourneys over the years.

Here’s what I propose: I would like YOU to share your memories of these tournaments with fastpitch fans. It can be about anything that sparks a particular strong remembrance:

Your fondest memory could be…

  • a player you saw do something notable – or even magical – with his bat or glove.
  • a pitcher who pitched a brilliant game or performed outstanding in the entire tournament.
  • a memorable game that you’ve never forgotten.
  • perhaps you played in one (or both) of these tourneys and pitched a game that you consider one of your all-time best. Don’t be bashful about talking about yourself.
  • or maybe you had a big hit, or defensive play that you’ve never forgotten.
  • perhaps you’ve never forgotten a particular team that had an incredible performance to win one of the tourneys
  • You don’t have to spend a lot of time on this. About 50 words or so should do it.

    All you have to do is post a comment to this blog. Who wants to fire the first “pitch?”

    Thank You,
    Bob Otto

    2 Comments so far ↓

    1. Jerry "Chips" Davidsavor says:

      Our Mill Inn team out of Milltown/Luck, Wi. played in the 1st game of the 1st AquaFest tournament in 1979 vs. The Orangemen. We lost 8-0. This year, my son Joby, will play for the Orangemen in the 1st game of the 35th year. Many of the top teams in the upper midwest have played in this solid tourney.

    2. Bob says:

      Thanks Jerry. Good luck to your son, and kudos for bringing him into the sport. Is Mill Inn still in existence, and is Milltown / Luck still a men’s fastpitch town?

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