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Boys’ Fastpitch Softball Fun Days In Michigan!

Friday, April 20th, 2018

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Gary Compau and volunteers are offering an opportunity for boys between the ages of 8 to 18 from Frankenmuth, Saginaw, Midland, Flint, Birch Run, and Reese to learn more about and play the game of fastpitch softball. So they’ve organized a Fun Days that will run from Sundays in April and May.

Fun Days organizer, Gary Compau of Frankenmuth, realizes that to revive and expand the game, young players need to be brought into the game.

“It’s up to us,” he said. “We can make this a success.”

  • All boys, 8 to 18, are invited from inexperienced to experienced
  • Experienced fastpitch past and present players will be there offering tips on catching, fielding, and hitting
  • Veteran pitchers will be helping and advising players who want to learn how to pitch
  • The Fun Days are FREE and will not interfere with Little League or baseball
  • Balls and bats will be provided
    • THE FUN!
  • Teams will be formed and games will be played
    • WHERE
  • The two ball fields at Frankenmuth St. Lorenz Lutheran School. One field for the younger players and one for the older. (We request that an adult accompany the young players)
    • WHEN

    April 22-May 20, and May 6, starting at 4 p.m.


    Gary Compau at 989-262-8452; Email is tawasgary@att.net

    “This is not tryouts,” said Compau. “Come out and enjoy the experience. We will provide the fun. Just come out and enjoy it and see where it goes.”

    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

    Schaefer & Bierlein Wranglers

    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

    Gophers edge Michigan in 10 innings for Big Ten softball title

    Sunday, May 15th, 2016

    By STAFF, NEWS SERVICES / MAY 15, 2016 — 12:38AM

    State College, Pa. – Sydney Fabian reached base in the 10th inning on an error and later scored on another miscue as the Gophers beat Michigan 4-3 on Saturday night in 10 innings in the championship game of the Big Ten softball tournament.

    Danielle Parlich hit a hard grounder to shortstop on the game-winning play, and the ball bounced away, allowing Fabian to score from second with a slide when the throw home was off target.

    “When you put the ball in play, good things happen,” Gophers coach Jessica Allister said. “It was just gritty, gritty, getting tough in the [batter’s] box.”

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