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Long Lost Milltown, Wisconsin Men’s Fastpitch Tournament Undergoes A Revival

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Men's fastpitch tournaments are held In Canada, Mexico and throughout much of the United States, including once again in Milltown, Wisconsin after a 26 year absence. Photo By BOB OTTO

Men’s fastpitch tournaments are held In Canada, Mexico and throughout much of the United States, including once again in Milltown, Wisconsin after a 26 year absence. Photo By BOB OTTO

MILLTOWN, Wisc. – When Cullen Hanson was six years old the Milltown men’s fastpitch tournament folded. That was 26 years a go. Hanson thought about that long drought and he began wondering: could the tournament be revived?

If he had asked skeptics, they’d have fed him the standard fare – “it’s too late, men’s fastpitch has one foot in the grave and it’s gasping for air. Don’t waste your time trying.”

But that kind of ‘stinkin-thinkin’ isn’t in 32-year-old Hanson’s fastpitch makeup. After all, his dad Scott Hanson played, his uncles played, and he grew to love the game as much as they did.

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