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Mickey’s Sleds repeats as Spagnuolo / Schwab Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Champions

Monday, July 17th, 2017

MICKEY’S SLEDS of Midland, Mich. went undefeated (5-0) to claim their second-consecutive Spagnuolo / Schwab Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament championship, July 16, in Frankenmuth, Mich. David Lach / Contributed Photo

By DAVID LACH
Schaefer & Bierlein Wranglers
lachdavid(at)gmail.com

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – This weekend, Mickey’s Sleds (Midland, MI) earned the title as back-to-back champions of the Spagnuolo/Schwab Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament (Frankenmuth, MI).

Mickey’s went a perfect 3-0 in pool play and 3-0 in playoffs to earn the title. They defeated the Snappers (Eaton Rapids, MI) by a score of 7-3 in the A Playoff Finals.

SNAPPERS of Eaton Rapids, Mich. finished runner-up in the 2017 Spagnuole / Schwab Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in Frankenmuth, Mich. July 16.

  • Most Outstanding Pitcher was Chris VanVolkenburg with a perfect 5-0 record.
  • Most Valuable Hitter, Dane Devereaux, had a great tournament in leading Mickey’s to the title.
  • Thank you to the players, fans, and outstanding umpires for a great/festive weekend. We look forward to hosting you again next July. – David Lach

    Midland County Sports Hall of Fame: Isenhart’s induction an honor to family, friends, fastpitch

    Monday, May 1st, 2017

    Midland Daily News
    Joel Barnhart
    sports@mdn.net
    Monday, May 1, 2017
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    MIDLAND, Mich. – To those who knew him best, the late Leland “Lee” Isenhart was an unselfish man who loved fastpitch softball and worked tirelessly to grow the game in Midland.

    With his upcoming induction into the Midland County Sports Hall of Fame in a May 13 ceremony at Dow Diamond, the humble man who spent his life dedicated to helping others will be honored in a way he never would have asked for, but certainly deserved.

    “I think everyone in the softball community around town thinks this is well-deserved,” said Eric Isenhart, one of five children of Lee and the late Mary Jane Isenhart, who were married for 58 years. “My dad did a lot getting fastpitch softball here. He and Lefty (Bartos) did so much for the game to keep it alive in Midland.”

    Click to continue reading “Midland County Sports Hall of Fame: Isenhart’s induction an honor to family, friends, fastpitch”

    REESE A’S GO UNDEFEATED TO TAKE MICHIGAN STATE ASA MEN’S FASTPITCH CHAMPIONSHIP

    Monday, July 20th, 2015
    The Reese A's won the Michigan ASA Class B Men's Fastpitch State Championship in Petoskey, July 19, 2015. Courtesy Photo / Michigan ASA

    The Reese A’s won the Michigan ASA Class B Men’s Fastpitch State Championship in Petoskey, July 19, 2015. Courtesy Photo / Michigan ASA

    PETOSKEY, Mich. – The Reese Athletics won four consecutive games to capture the Michigan ASA Class B State Men’s Fastpitch Championship, Sunday.

    To read all about it, visit this link: Michigan District 21 ASA

    Editor’s note: What a great job in providing photos, game summaries and final standings. Just the way a tournament report should be done. The best I’ve ever seen.