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Minnesota Computers / Coasters Beer Garden takes Men’s Class C State Fastpitch Championship

Sunday, August 9th, 2015
Minnesota Computers won the MSF Men's Class C State Championship at Caswell Park in No. Mankato, MN, Sunday, Aug. 9. Courtesy Photo

Minnesota Computers won the MSF Men’s Class C State Championship at Caswell Park in No. Mankato, MN, Sunday, Aug. 9. Courtesy Photo

NORTH MANKATO, Minn – Minnesota Computers / Coasters Beer Garden of St. Paul won the Minnesota Sports Federation (MSF) Men’s Class C State Championship, Sunday afternoon at Caswell Park in North Mankato.

Minnesota Computers / Coasters went 6-1 in the 18-team double elimination tournament, and defeated Axle Grill of St. Cloud, 12-2, in the championship.

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Richard Quigley’s back in the fastpitch game

Monday, June 30th, 2014

SCANDIA, Minn – Richard Quigley had a belly full of fastpitch. It was time to get out. Time to relax at his cabin on summer weekends after 20 years of crisscrossing Minnesota and Wisconsin from one softball field to the next. So he swore off fastpitch in 1994, vowing never to return.

Or so he thought.

But one man wasn’t letting him get away so easily, and was determined to “un-retire” the 54-year-old Quigley.

“Greg ‘Chopper’ Lammers called me non-stop,” said Quigley with a chuckle.

And finally in 2012, Chopper’s persistence wore down Quigley’s resistance. He convinced Quigley to “fill in” at a league game because he was short of players.

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Timeless St. Paul team makes first appearance in NAFA World Series

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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ST. PAUL, MINN – Matt Fitzenberger has played for Morelli’s Fastpitch for about 15 years. But he’s just a youngster when it comes to the storied history of this St. Paul team, and the countless numbers of players who have come long before him and worn the Morelli’s uniform.

Morelli’s Market in St. Paul has been sponsoring a men’s fastpitch team for over 40 years.

A baseball player fresh out of college, Fitzenberger was asked by Jim Morelli to play for his team. He accepted and has never left.

“A lot of original team members got into the game because of Jim,” said Fitzenberger, 30, who is the player / manager of the team.

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