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Strong field competing in 53rd annual Seattle Invitational

Friday, July 19th, 2013

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FIFE, Wash. – The 53rd Annual Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament takes place July 26-28 at Dacca Park in Fife.

The tournament includes 12 teams competing in a round-robin format, with all teams advancing to the Championship Round on Sunday. Team’s not receiving a bye, who lose their first game Sunday, will advance to the Consolation Bracket.

As in the past, the run rule will be in effect: 15 runs after three innings, 12 after four innings, and 7 after five innings.

A strong reminder about bats: Using bats on the ASA Non Approved Bat List in the tournament WILL NOT be allowed. To obtain a copy of the ASA Non Approved Bat List go to www.softball.org

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“I have so advised the Seattle Metro Softball Umpires Association (SMSUA),” said Tournament Director Ryan Daly. “If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. It should be a great weekend of fastpitch softball! Good Luck to all teams.”

PLEASE BE ADVISED

  • Managers Meeting: Friday, 9pm at “The Right Spot” (I may buy a pitcher or 2 for ya!)
  • Beer Garden will be open Saturday and Sunday- Your support through donations is greatly appreciated!
  • Seattle Invite T-shirts will be for sale!
  • Forecast is perfect: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 72-76 degree range, with a chance of BEER showers.
  • THE 12 TEAMS COMPETING FOR THE 53RD SEATTLE INVITE CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Regal Homes – Everett, Wash.
  • Interbay Door – Seattle, Wash.
  • Lacey A’s – Lacey, Wash.
  • Cleon’s Auto – Tacoma, Wash.
  • K-Club – Bremerton, Wash.
  • JRW & Associates – Yakima, Wash.
  • Spokane Souvenir – Spokane, Wash.
  • Team Ivory Headwear– Portland, Ore.
  • Portland Brewers- Portland, Ore.
  • Shalcam Construction – Abbotsford, BC
  • Dukes – Vancouver, BC
  • Richmond Stealers – Richmond, BC
  • See list of past champions from 1961 to 2012

    TOURNAMENT GAME SCHEDULE
    Seattle Invite Schedule

    Please keep checking 2013 Seattle Invitational website for tournament updates.

    Thank You,
    Ryan Daly
    Tournament Director
    rdaly24@gmail.com

    Want to play in TWO national tournaments with a defending champion?

    Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. Well, here’s your chance. The Lacey A’s men’s fastpitch team that won the 2012 NAFA AA World Series is looking for an outfielder and middle infielder to play in the NAFA AA-Major and in the ISC World Tournament.

    Field Manager Pat Bucknell says the team can take care of the motel, but you must be able to get to Des Moines for the NAFA and the Quad Cities for the ISC.

    Contact Pat Bucknell at:
    360-791-9121 cell
    360-456-1525 home
    pat.bucknell@gmail.com

    Jokers Casino & Bar 2013 men’s fastpitch tourney

    Monday, January 21st, 2013

    PASCO, WASH – This years Yakima tourney has been moved to Pasco, Wash. due to the rising cost of field rental. It is further travel for some, but much closer for others I know. Also, please forward this email to others whose address information I may not have, or to those who may have taken over a team. And I would appreciate those with websites posting the tournament information on your sites.

    This tourney will be sponsored by Jokers Casino & Bar. So for the teams that come, please support these guys by going there and having food and a few drinks and maybe a little card playing if your into that.

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    Seattle (men’s fastpitch) Invitational Returns to Fife

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

    FASTPITCH TOURNEY FEATURES SOLID TALENT, HONORS LEGENDS
    By Jeremy Helling / Tacoma Weekly


    The RiverDogs from Boise, Idaho and their pitcher, Shane Alder, will try to bring home a championship in the 52nd Annual Seattle Invitational Tournament.

    FIFE, WA – For the second straight year, men’s fastpitch teams from around the Northwest, Northern California and British Columbia will be converging on Fife (near Tacoma) for the 52nd annual Seattle Invitational, which this year will become the longest continuously running men’s fastpitch tournament in the nation.

    The tournament, which will take place at Dacca Park on July 21-22, will feature 12 to 14 teams from around the region in a round-robin format on July 21. Each team is guaranteed at least five games, and it will switch to a single-elimination format on July 22 to determine the champion.

    The legendary Jimmy Moore, an International Softball Congress Hall of Fame member, will be honored during tournament ceremonies.

    “We have probably the most diverse group we’ve had since 2000,” said Tournament Director Charlie Bendock, adding that last year’s champions, the Cal-State Builders from San Mateo, Calif., return and should be the favorites. “It’s a very good representation, and there are some very strong teams.”

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    Bucknell Park A’s off to fast start, aiming for NAFA title

    Thursday, June 14th, 2012

    “We’re a solid group that puts up a lot of runs. One through nine, we are tough outs.” – Kasey Knight, A’s infielder

    LACEY, WA – The Bucknell Park A’s have started the season firing on all cylinders in carving out a 12-0 record. But one cylinder in particular has been humming along without a single misfire: pitcher Shawn Koster.

    The 24-year-old from Victoria, BC, Canada owns a perfect 8-0 record with a 0.00 ERA. In 37 innings, the right-hander hasn’t allowed a single earned run, while striking out 91 batters and walking eight.

    “He’s a fairly hard thrower and he’s got all the pitches,” said A’s coach Dave Michalak. “He’s got a great change-up that he’s worked really hard on. He’s very aggressive and goes after hitters.”

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    Columbia Basin Invitational draws top teams, scores high marks

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2012


    K-Club finishes third in inaugural Columbia Basin Tournament

    MOSES LAKE, WA – Ryan Welsh couldn’t have hit the ball much better, and in the circle, Rick Kolda was in mid-season form. But their efforts weren’t quite enough as K-Club finished third in its own inaugural Columbia Basin Men’s Fastpitch Invitational, May 12-13, in Moses Lake, Washington.

    Welsh blistered the ball at a 10-for-17 pace (.588 batting average), along with three home runs, and Kolda won three games (3-0), to help K-Club finish third with a 4-1 record.

    Despite coming up short in the title hunt, K-Club manager Mike Kolda deemed the eight-team tournament a huge success.

    “The feedback from the teams and players was that they thought the tournament was outstanding and greatly appreciated,” Kolda said. “All the teams said they were definitely returning next year.”


    Rick Kolda was 3-0 in the tournament.

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