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A Step Back In Time: Mark Rako Joins Elite Company In Fastpitch Hall of Fame

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Mark “Vinnie” Rako poses with legendary U.S. Olympic softball player Dot Richardson during the University of Dubuque’s spring trip to Florida in March, 2013

Platteville pitcher to join SW Wisocnsin Fast Pitch Hall of Fame

By Jason Nihles
POSTED June 5, 2013 2:27 p.m.

BOSCOBEL, Wisc. – Mark Rako’s fast-pitch softball career began 41 years ago as a 14-year-old boy on the old field in Arthur.

Over the course of a career that spanned five decades “Vinnie”, as he was better known by teammates and opponents alike, developed into one of the best pitchers in the area.

“I don’t think some people even know my real name,” Rako joked.

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Liberty University Dedicates Kamphuis Field at Liberty Softball Stadium

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Liberty University dedicated Kamphuis Field at Liberty Softball Field, April 3, 2015. Courtesy Photos

Lynchburg, VA
April 3, 2015
Courtesy of Mark Seward

LYNCHBURG, VA – Prior to the beginning of today’s Big South Conference softball doubleheader against Presbyterian, Liberty Athletics held a special dedication ceremony as part of the grand opening of the new softball facility.

During the ceremony, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., and Director of Athletics Jeff Barber were recognized for their commitment to provide Liberty’s student-athletes with all they need to succeed, both on the field and in the classroom.

Former Lady Flames Head Softball Coach Paul Wetmore (1994-2013) offered a prayer of dedication for the state-of-the art facility, while Liberty Head Softball Coach Dot Richardson threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The highlight of the pre-game ceremony was the announcement of naming rights of the field, which will now be called Kamphuis Field at Liberty Softball Stadium in honor of Dwayne Kamphuis.

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Live in central Florida and want to play Co-ed fastpitch?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

coed softball

CLERMONT, Fl. – Co-ed fastpitch league opens October 28th. It will run for six weeks. It costs $500 per team and includes practice, umpires and balls.

Online registration opens Sept. 8th.


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