“…What we’re looking at doing is something brand-new…There are kids out there who want to play (open fastpitch) and don’t have an avenue to play… – Gregg Sauve
By Dan Chalk firstname.lastname@example.org
Midland Daily News
MIDLAND, MICH – Gregg Sauve and Dave O’Keefe are excited about what lies ahead this summer, and for many years to come, in local men’s fastpitch softball.
The two longtime players and coaches have a vision for a new fastpitch organization that’s young, athletic, made up of local players, and built to last for a long time.
And that’s why they’ve organized a new elite men’s fastpitch team in Midland.
The new team, the “Midland Emerson ACes,” visit Midland Emerson ACes website will make its debut this summer. The team name was chosen to reflect Emerson Park, where the ACes will play their home games at Currie Stadium, and as a tribute to the Dow AC’s (Athletic Club), a dominant Midland fastpitch team in the 1940s and 1950s.
“The Dow AC’s were the first big fastpitch team in Midland,” Sauve noted. “(The team name) kind of ties it all together nicely.”