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Kelso Klassic Tournament photos by Fred Lynch of the Southeast Missourian

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

KELSO, MO – Check out Fred Lynch’s photo gallery of the Kelso Klassic Men’s Fastpitch Tournament (June 20-22) that appeared in the Southeast Missourian newspaper: Kelso Klassic 2014

A good read about Kelso Fastpitch and its ace pitcher Tom Jansen by Southeast Missourian sports reporter, Ben Striker: Kelso Fastpitch opens annual tourney with win.

Kelso Klassic will have new champ this year

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014
By Ben Striker – Southeast Missourian

    The 14-team men’s fastpitch tournament begins today

KELSO, MO – For the first time in four years, there will be a new Kelso Klassic champion.

Pete’s Blues of Mascoutah, Illinois, the powerhouse squad that won the last three titles of the men’s fastpitch softball tournament, will not be around for the 30th annual event.

The absence gives way to a wide-open field when play begins today at Kelso City Park, said tournament media coordinator Jerry Wolsey.

“There is no telling who the favorite really is,” said Wolsey, a former Southeast Missouri State baseball player and current Kelso Fastpitch player and coach. “Pete’s Blues usually runs the table, and now that they’re out it just creates all kind of scenarios. Anyone could win, even a Cinderella team could come out on top.”

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