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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.”

    Kyle Beane gets it

    Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

    Kyle Beane,left, pictured with his father, Clint. Kyle is the Co-chairperson of the 2010 ISC World Tournament and plays for the Midland Explorers, which is managed by his dad.
    Photo By Maddy Flanagan

    Story By BOB OTTO

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    YUCAIPA, CA – I don’t know what Kyle Beane does for a living. But I suspect it has something to do with sales or marketing.

    Beane along with Dave Lach are the Co-chairmen of the 2010 International Softball Congress World Tournament to be held in Midland, Michigan, Aug. 14-21. And I am learning fast that it would be hard to find two finer promoters for the tournament – and the sport of men’s fastpitch softball.

    Recently Beane sent an email to several people including myself. He asked for help in promoting the world tournament by writing a series of stories about the 48 teams playing in the tournament.

    “…Throughout the course of the ISC, and leading up to it, we’re hoping to do some things that other hosts haven’t done,” Bean said in his email. “One thing is to provide a unique team profile, article, and feature on our website of all 48 teams…. probably starting around May 1st, and adding three to four per week leading up to the beginning of the tournament.”

    What a great idea. And one long overdue.

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    Fastpitch softball fans, plan now to attend the 2010 ISC World Tournament

    Friday, August 28th, 2009

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    MIDLAND, MICHIGAN – The 2010 International Softball Congress (ISC) Men’s Fastpitch Softball World Tournament, along with the ISC II Tournament of Champions is coming to Midland, Aug. 14-21, 2010.

    The ISC World Tournament features some of the world’s best teams and players from the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, South and Central Americas, and Europe. While the ISC II Tournament of Champions showcases the top teams from the U.S. and Canada.

    Never seen the the male side of fastpitch softball? Then take a look at the 2000 ISC World Tournament that was held in St. Joseph, Missouri. These are the kind of thrills and action you will see when you attend the 2010 ISC World Tournament in Midland, Mich. Aug 14-21.
    Photos By BOB OTTO

    So fastpitch fans, plan early to attend the eight day event at Midland, a city long steeped in men’s fastpitch softball tradition. In the 2009 ISC World Tournament, the Midland Explorers finished 9th in the 24-team event with a 4-2 record.

    The Midland Explorers Booster Club and Host Committee is pleased to announce it’s website for the 2010 ISC World Tournament and ISC II Tournament of Champions at:


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